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Höfn í Hornafirði Village

Drive from hotel

4.15 hrs





Höfn í Hornafirði is a fishing village located about 4 hours and 25 minutes from Hotel Rangá. From Höfn, visitors can see clear views of Vatnajökull – the largest glacier in Europe. Höfn is known for its proximity to Vatnajökull National Park, Vestrahorn Mountain, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach.

What’s more, Höfn í Hornafirði is well-known for its local lobster catch. Visitors can enjoy a taste of local lobster at a variety of delightful restaurants. There is also significant birdlife in the area. The town is surrounded by ocean on three sides and boasts lovely views.

FAQ about Höfn i Hornafirði Village


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In 2019, the population of Höfn was 1710. The population of the surrounding Hornafjorður area was 2400.

Absolutely! Höfn is a beautiful fishing village with great views of the ocean and Vatnajökull glacier. Höfn has delicious seafood restaurants and easy access to majestic landscapes. 

Yes, there is a swimming pool in Höfn village. It is called Sundlaug Hafnar. A visit to the local pool is a fun activity for both kids and adults.

Hornafjorður is the fjord where Höfn is located. Though most people live in the village, there are some farmers who live outside the village in the countryside.

Höfn means harbor in Icelandic.

Yes, there is a small airport in Höfn.

Distances: Höfn Village

It takes approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Höfn in Hornafjoður.

It takes approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes to drive from Vík to Höfn. 

It takes approximately 1 hour to drive from Höfn to the Diamond Beach.

It takes approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Höfn.

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