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Höfn

Hvannabraut 3
GPS: 64° 15.729'N , 15° 12.753'W
 
Tel:  (+354) 478-1736
hofn@hostel.is

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With the sea on three sides and Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe, to the northwest, Höfn is a lovely town with 1500 inhabitants


Höfn  is a bustling fishing and fish processing port as well as a commercial centre, with considerable farming in the neighbouring areas.

The Hostel is to be found in the city centre and all necessary services are close by. The location of Höfn allows you to choose from an unusual variety of activities. Boat tours, glacier tours on jeeps or snowmobiles, riding tours, jeeps and hiking tours in Lónsöræfi.

 
Close to Vatnajökull,  the biggest glacier in Europe.


Opening times:

Opening times (over the year):    Open all year 

Nearest hostels:

Vagnsstaðir 53 km (ca. 40 min) - Berunes 142 km (ca. 1 hour 40 min) - Reyðarfjörður 180 km (ca. 2 hours 15 minutes)

 

Distance from Reykjavík

457 km (ca. 5 hour 15 min)

Facilities
Family rooms available
  
Laundry facilities
  
  Non smoking room/area
  Suitable for wheelchair users
  Internet access
  Basic store available at or near the hostel
  Sheets for hire
  Credit card accepted
  Garden
  Self-catering kitchen
  Currency exchange at or near hostel
  Rates include local tax
  Groups welcome
  Individual traveller welcome
Cycle store at Hostel
  Common room(s)
  Luggage Store
 



Bed Capacity


Beds per room: Beds per room:: 2 Beds per room:: 3 Beds per room:: 4 Beds per room:: 6+ Total
beds
Number of rooms: 3 1 3 2 33
Directions


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Directions

 

Bus:    
All buses from Egilsstaðir, Reykjavík, and Skaftafell stop at Höfn. On request the buses drive guests to the Hostel and pick them up.
Parking:
At or near hostel
Location:
Höfn is located on Road no. 99.
Airport:
The airport is only 7 km from the Hostel and during the summer there are number of direct flights from Reykjavík and other places to Höfn every day.
Attractions

Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón lagoon measures about 7 square miles (20 km2) and until 1932 was covered in thick glacial ice. Then the glacier started to retreat, and nowadays more than 300 feet (100 m) of ice breaks away each year to reshape the lagoon and fill it with huge spectacular icebergs. A pure natural art and a magnificent sight.

Museums

Pakkhúsið is a charming old house by the harbour in Höfn. There you can find all kinds of homemade arts and crafts and a nautical museum. It is definetely worth to visit!

In Gamlabúð you can find many interesting things from the past and learn about how life was in South-East Iceland around 1850-1950. The Folk museum is by the main road in Höfn, Hafnarbraut, to the left when you come into town.

The Glacier Exhibition in Höfn has been renewed and now stays open all year. Visitors have the opportunity to experience and learn about the area, the nature and basic glaciology. The Exhibition is divided into five accessible sections.

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