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Höfn – Local Guide

Experience the here and now

Höfn Local Guide is locally-owned family business in Höfn in Hornafjörður that operates in the
field of Slow-Adventure Tourism. The focus is on nourishing experience through
moderate movement in beautiful nature and peaceful environment.

The fishing village Höfn and its astounding surroundings is an interesting
destination close to the Vatnajökull National Park. Dive into the story and
culture of this beautiful village in a village walk or take a tour to some of
the hidden gems close by with a guide born and raised in Höfn. The guided tours
are easy and informative and you can enjoy the magnificent nature and geology
of the area on land or on sea. With Höfn Local Guide you can experience coustomised
hiking tours, yoga and mindfulness out in the open, kayak paddling and get to
taste some of the area's local food out in the open.

If you are interested in a conscious experience with nature and your fellow
travelers in the foreground, a trip with Höfn Local Guide is something for you.

Höfn – Local Guide

Hafnarbraut 41

GPS Points N64° 15' 17.420" W15° 12' 35.791"
Telephone

+354 8644952

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