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Gamlabúð Visitor Centre, Höfn

Vatnajökull National Park's visitor centre in Höfn, Hornafjörður, is located in the building Gamlabúð next to the harbour area. It houses an exhibition about the region's geology, glaciers and culture.

With Hornafjörður being an important stop-over for migrating birds, special attention is given to the bird life of the area. There is also a strong focus on climate change and the effect it will have in the future.

The visitor centre has a small shop, with emphasis on books, souvenirs and local products. The building has wheelchair accessibility.

Gamlabúð Visitor Centre, Höfn

Heppuvegur 1

GPS Points N64° 15' 3.215" W15° 12' 7.110"

+354 470-8330

Opening period All year
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Service Open year round Accessible for the phisically impared Wheel chair accessible Place of interest Tourist information center Internet access Handy craft for sale Credit cards accepted

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