Eastern Region

Höfn

Höfn
The Essential
Höfn is the capital of the Vatnajökull region and of the langoustine. Set on a peninsula between two lagoons and separated from the ocean by sand banks, the town developed out of a trading post in the 19C. It is now promoting its past with a programme to renovate and regenerate the port area. Although the town is not overly striking for its charm, it makes a pleasant base for a stopover, with a good choice of accommodation, shops and restaurants. The port is the liveliest part of town, while the surrounding area offers many interesting places to explore.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Höfn

Jökulsarlon Jökulsarlon
Jökulsarlon
Reynivellir
1:00
Skaftafell Skaftafell
Skaftafell
Skaftafell
5:00
Lonsöraefi Park Lonsöraefi Park
Lonsöraefi Park
Reydhara
5:00
Vatnajökull National Park Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajökull National Park
Höfn
4:00
Berufjörður Berufjörður
Berufjörður
Djúpivogur
4:00
Glacial caves of Kverkfjöll Glacial caves of Kverkfjöll
Glacial caves of Kverkfjöll
Askja
4:00