Höfn in Hornafjörður is a beautiful town and a booming community in southeast Iceland. It is dominated by Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, which towers over the village and has greatly affected the surrounding landscapes and provide breathtaking views. The Vatnajokull National Park is located in the community and offers endless opportunities for hikes and other outdoor recreational activities. The most enchanting place in the area is the striking Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon that attracts visitors from all around the world with huge floating icebergs that have broken off from the descending glacier.
Höfn in Hornafirði is the densest populated town in the surrounding area and has around 1700 inhabitants. The region has always relied on the fishing industry to support the local economy and Höfn is known as the Lobster Capital of Northern Europe as a good part of the Icelandic lobster is caught near Hofn. Completely fresh langoustine lobster is the main focus at many restaurants throughout the region and should not be missed! However, in the last decades, the tourist industry has grown immensely and has now become a major economic factor in the community.
Höfn offers diverse services including hotels, camping sites, restaurants, shops, a local swimming pool, golf courses, hiking trails and various interesting museums along with two national park visitor centers. You can also find an excellent glacier exhibition, held in the old supermarket building, and adventure activities, such as ATV riding and glacier exploration of all kinds.