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Þórshöfn is a real fishing village of about 400 people surrounded by pristine beauty.  The area is mostly known for Langanes peninsula, a great long peninsula sticking out into the arctic sea renowned for bird life and nature.  It is indeed a great place to hike or meditate and relax or get lost among the birds, seals, sheep and horses that inhabit the peninsula. 

Þórshöfn HI Hostel is situated at the harbour of the village, where all the fish comes in fresh, in a typical blue house of the 1920´s time period.  

Hostel Facilities
     • Family rooms available                   • Free WiFi                      • Common room(s)     
    • Self-catering kitchen     • Garden      
                 
                 

 

By car: Roads lead to the northeast from several directions. From Akureyri, Road 1 takes you east to Þingeyjarsýsla and onwards up to Mývatn. Once in the Northeast, road 85 follows the coast all the way from Skjalfandi to Bakkaflói bay.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.
 
Akureyri Airport: Air Iceland offers frequent flights from Reykjavík to Akureyri and also flies to Þórshöfn. There are at least 5 daily flights between Reykjavík and Akureyri.
In the area
  • The Langanes peninsula is popular with bird-watchers and holds the third largest gannet nesting place in the world at Stórkarl.
  • Langanes Peninsula is a real pearl of nature, where large varieties of waterfowl live, including some rare species. There are many hiking paths and guidance at Þórshöfn town.
  • Those with 4 wheel drive cars can drive up to the northern end of Langanes to a place called Fontur, where there is a lighthouse.
  • In autumn and winter, the area is a great place to see the northern lights.
  • Dettifoss waterfall, boasting the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, is south from Ásbyrgi. It is a must see in the area and there is a very beautiful hiking route, 34 km, that trails along the canyon from Dettifoss to Ásbyrgi.

Book your Daytour with us

  • Dog Sledding

    Dog sledding tour around the Lake Mývatn area in North Iceland. A must do for dog lovers.

  • Silent Whale Watching

    Spot the Minke whale and Humpback whale, in the silent, environmentally-friendly, electric boat. Minimum disturbance to whales and nature and no carbon footprint.

  • Lake Myvatn day tour

    Lake Mývatn tour from Akureyri is the most popular destination in North Iceland.

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  • Akureyri HI Hostel

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