Vestrahorn / Stokksnes - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Hotel in South Iceland


Vestrahorn / Stokksnes

Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Drive from hotel

4.15 hrs





Vestrahorn mountain is located on the Stokksnes peninsula, about 6 minutes from the nearby Höfn village and 4 hours and 14 minutes from Hotel Rangá. The mountain is majestic: its two distinct peaks rise over 454 meters (1,490 feet) into the sky. What’s more, Vestrahorn’s reflection can sometimes be seen in the nearby ocean that borders its side. This makes the mountain a popular spot for photographers. Be sure to look at the surrounding coastline when you visit – the area is known to be a home to many seals.

FAQ about Vestrahorn / Stokksnes


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Vestrahorn is located on private property. Therefore, there is a small fee you must pay during your visit. You can pay this fee at the parking lot in front of the cafe.

The shape of the mountain reminds some visitors of the superhero Batman.

Yes, there is a great little coffee house near Vestrahorn called the Viking Cafe. There are also many great restaurants in the nearby Höfn village.

Absolutely! Höfn is a beautiful fishing village with a great view of the ocean and Vatnajökull glacier. It also is home to several delicious seafood restaurants.

Distances: Stokksnes/Vestrahorn

It takes approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Vestrahorn. 

It takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes to drive from Vík to Vestrahorn. 

It takes approximately 5 minutes to drive from Höfn to Vestrahorn.

It takes approximately 5 hours and 35 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Vestrahorn on the Stokksnes peninsula.

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