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Hofn, Iceland

Hofn is an Icelandic fishing town in the south-eastern part of the country. This harbour town, the second largest in the south-eastern part of Iceland, gives scenic views of Vatnajökull (the largest ice cap in Europe by volume).This fishing town lies on the southeast coast near the stunning fjords of Almannaskard and close to Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier. Be sure to visit nearby Skaftafell National Park. The area offers excellent hiking, skiing or snowmobile tours on the nearby glacier and summer boat tours of the lagoon filled with icebergs.

A cultural highlight of the town is the annual Humarhátíð (lobster festival) held on the first weekend of July. During the summer season, the Glacier Exhibition is held in the old supermarket building. Höfn also contains several museums, including the Höfn Glacier Museum (which has a variety of displays on the geology, ecology and history of the glacier and various examples of explorers' tents, models and climbing ropes), Höfn Folk Museum and Höfn Nautical Museum. During the summer tourist season, trips are offered to the nearby Vatnajökull glacier.

Things to See & Do

* Hiking
* Sightseeing
* Hofn Glacier Museum
* Boat trip to the Vatnajokull Glacier
* Bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Icelandic króna (ISK)
Language – Icelandic
Population – 1,614 approx
Area – 6,317 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code + 354

Travel Links - Hornafjörður Airport is located nearby to the town.

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