Höfn

  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
  • Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland

Höfn is a relatively new town in a historical sense.  The towns origin can not be traced back to farms or settlements that developed from trading and fishing centuries back.  It is more like several other towns and villages around the coastline, a product of modern times. The first houses that were built in Höfn where trading post in the late 19th-century. After the trading post had started to develop, more and more houses were built.  Like other places around the coastline, the people of Höfn also started to take advantage of the fishing grounds nearby. So fishing and fish processing also became a permanent base of livelihood.

A fishing town with important connection to farming

Early on the Co-op Society became an influential contributor to the development of Höfn side by side with entrepreneurs and traders. Although initially based on trading and fishing the town is surrounded by fertile farmlands so service and service related to farming became an important factor in the town's development.

Thriving community with strong economic base and lobster as an icon

Today Höfn is a thriving community with approximately 2200 residents. The economy is mainly based on fishing and fish processing.  Most of the Norway lobster caught in Iceland is landed in Hornarfjörður, and the lobster is quite symbolic for Hornarfjörður. In addition to fishing the town is also high in the industry related to agriculture.  Not surprisingly for those who have visited the area tourism is growing rapidly. Companies that offer impressive glacier tours, hiking tours and local food are constantly surfacing. 

Höfn offers excellent service and is placed in a stunning landscape

Höfn is a good place to live in with all the modern services that a community can offer.  It has a preschool, a primary and secondary school, a music school, a good welfare service, good care for the elderly and excellent sports facilities. Höfn has a good swimming pool.  
The camp site at Höfn is one of the best in Iceland and here you can find a spot for your tent with a spectacular view.  There are quality hotels and guesthouses in the town as well as in the neighbouring area. The town of Höfn is a perfect place to stop if you are driving the Ring Road in Iceland or even if you are taking a trip to the Jökulsár Lagoon and you want to stay overnight nearby. Höfn also offers restaurants and cafés with fish and fish soups from the neighbouring fishing grounds. 

If you are going to visit the South East Region in Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin the Höfn region.

Below is the location of Höfn í Hornafirði on the map of Iceland

Tours and things to do in the Southern Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the Southern Region. A tour from Reykjavík or Reykjanesbær by the airport. A whale watching tour, a tour to the highland and much more.

A trip to an ice cave is indeed a unique experience

A trip to an ice cave is indeed a unique experience 

It gives you a chance to store in your memory a place you rarely have an opportunity to visit anywhere else.  It is a visit under the edge of a glacier tongue located at Vatnajökull National Park. You are practically inside Europe’s largest glacier experiencing the interaction of light and ice in a breathtaking way that words can barely describe.

Southern Region Iceland
2 Day South Coast Tour - Blue Ice cave - Jökulsárlón - and more

Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara 

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.

Global Warming and Climate change adventure tour in Iceland

With a combination of travel and lectures, Geocamp Iceland and Hit Iceland offer a unique opportunity to get a view of and understand how climate change is affecting our planet in the form of a tour.  The trip takes you through exotic locations of volcanoes, glaciers, ice tongues, canyons, craters, lagoons, deep highland, small fishing towns, and other relevant and interesting places.  Our approach for this tour is based on geology, environmental science, and changes in nature.  We will also visit fishing villages to highlight how changes in the environment and natural resources affect various communities and their economy.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

Geysir hot spring in Haukadalur

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.