Hofn (Höfn) fishing village

While driving to Höfn (hofn) from Reykjavik you will see one of Iceland’s most magnificent lagoon, Jökulsárlón (jokulsarlon). The main lagoon is 7 square miles and as the ice breaks into the lagoon it continuously reforms its own shape. The surrounding area has served as a filming location for feature films including the James Bond movies Die Another Day and A View to a Kill, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Batman Begins.

Taste the fresh lobster and other seafood at Hofn restaurants.

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Höfn population: In 2010 population was 1614.

Museums & Galleries:

  • Þórbergssetur (one of Iceland’s most famous writers) - Hali, Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði.
  • Gamla búð Folk museum - Gamlabúð, Hafnarbraut, 781 Höfn.
  • Glacier Exhibition - Hafnarbraut 30, 781 Höfn.

Interesting Sites:

  • Jökulsárlón (jokulsarlon) Glacier Lagoon - about 65 km from Skaftafell and 80 km from Höfn, road 1.
  • Glacier Lagoon Boat Tours - Austurbraut 13, Höfn
  • Árnanes Riding Tour - Árnanes, 781 Höfn.

Restaurants:

  • Hotel Höfn - Víkurbraut, 781 Höfn.
  • Smyrlabjörg Country Hotel - Suðursveit, 781 Höfn.
  • Brunnhóll - Mýrar, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði.
  • Humarhöfnin Restaurant - Hafnarbraut 4, 781 Höfn.

Accommodation:

  • Hótel Höfn - Víkurbraut, 781 Höfn.
  • Smyrlabjörg Country Hostel - Suðursveit, Höfn.
  • Gerði Farm Holidays - Suðursveit, 781 Höfn.
  • Hali Guesthouse - Suðursveit, 781 Höfn.
  • Brunnhóll - Mýrar, 781 Höfn.
  • Skálafell - Suðursveit, 781 Höfn.
  • Hotel Edda - Nesjaskóli, 781 Höfn.

Nature:
One of Iceland’s most magnificent lagoon, Jökulsárlón, lies close to Höfn í Hornafirði. The main lagoon is 7 square miles and as the ice breaks into the lagoon it continuously takes on new shape. The surrounding area has served as a filming location for feature films including the James Bond movies Die Another Day and A View to a Kill, as well as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Batman Begins.

It comes as a no surprise, that a glacier exhibition has been installed in the area. It functions not only as an exhibition gallery but also as a research centre for scientists, scholars and artists who join forces to investigate the influence of glacial properties and their effective on the environment. Among exhibition items is an informative board, as well as texts, pictures, photographs, movies, artwork and new and old instruments related to glaciers.

Culture:
One of Iceland’s most beloved writers in the 20th century, Thorbergur Thordarson, has a cultural centre The Þórbergur Centre, named after him in Hali, Suðursveit close to Höfn. The Centre provides unique opportunity for tourists to get acquainted with the history of the district and it serves as a heritage museum were exhibitions are mounted.

For those interested in heritage and the way of life as it was practiced in the early days, the Gamlabúð Museum provides an excellent opportunity where the district’s story is told as one of the country’s most isolated area. The museum exhibits artefacts dating from the old society as well as old veteran cars and farming machinery.

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