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Hótel Höfn3 stars

Hótel Höfn was founded in the year 1966 and is one of the better established hotels in the country. It is located in the centre of town Höfn and has a breathtaking view over the magnificent glaciers, the circle of mountains and the fjord.

Hótel Höfn is a 3 star hotel with 68 comfortable rooms all equipped with a TV, phone, private bath and free wifi. A dining room/board room, seating 120 guests, is situated on second floor. A smaller restaurant "Ósinn", featuring courses such as lobster, steak and pizza, is on the ground floor.

The hotel has a bar and great facilities for conferences and all kinds of gatherings, seating from up to 120 persons. The hotel provides all technical equipment for conferences.

Hótel Höfn

v/Víkurbraut

GPS Points N64° 15' 26.554" W15° 12' 46.062"
Telephone

+354 478-1240

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Opening period All year
Categories Hotels , Restaurants

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