Hofn Tourist Attractions

This community in the Southeast is also called Hornafjörður. It is an unattractive town with stunning surroundings and offers varied recreational opportunities like sightseeing tours, boat tours, whale watching and fishing.
A few miles from Höfn, the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, is located.

Hoffell Farm

Hoffell is a farm with a small church in the Nesjar County at the foot of the Hoffell Mountains, where a selection of semi-precious stones can be found.
Mining of the stones was started in the early 20th C but was not continued.
Amongst the precious and semiprecious stones found in great quantities in the mountains of the property are marble, Iceland spar, opals and jaspers.


This prominent and colorful mountain rises 670m/2,200ft above the delta near Bjarnarnes. Named for a legendary woman called Ketillaug who carried a pot of gold to the mountain and never returned.
A brilliantly colored alluvial fan spreading out from its base presents a good photo opportunity.

Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe covers about 8% of Iceland with an average thickness of 400m/1,300ft.
Under the ice-cap are seven volcanoes, some still active plus an ice cavern system several km/mi long.

Bjarnarnes Church

A once historical farm is now the site of an unusual geometrically designed church.

Gamlabud Maritime Museum

Hafnarbraut was originally a Danish trading post (from 1798). One of the old merchant houses, Gamlabud (1816), has been renovated and houses the Maritime Museum.
Address: Hafnarbraut, Höfn, Austurland IS-700, Iceland

Pakkhúsið by the Harbor

A museum located in an 1864 warehouse with maritime and agricultural exhibitions plus handicrafts and a restaurant.

Myrar Region

Myrar is a region of wetlands inhabited by many water birds.

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