With the sea on three sides and Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe to the northwest, Höfn is a lovely fishing town with 1500 inhabitants. Hostel Höfn can be found in its centre, just 7km from the airport.

The hostel offers a range of dorms and private rooms, with a range of facilities to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. It includes a kitchen so you can practise your cookery skills, Internet access so you can check your emails and research your trip, and a common room so you can chill-out and chat to other travellers.

The Höfn hostel makes a great base for visiting the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, the Vatnajökull glacier or the Lónsöræfi wilderness area. The location also allows you to choose from a variety of activities including boat tours, glacier tours on jeeps or snow mobiles, and jeep and hiking tours.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Sports & Activities
  • Relaxing

Green rating

77%

Reviews

Une auberge qui au premier abord à l'air agréable mais des lits peu confortables , les chambres en sous sol qui ne sont pas du tout lumineuse et une propreté de la salle de bain catastrophique ! Mais un très bon accueil très aimable.

70%

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Justine,

Sun 26 Jul 2015

One young man on the reception was ok, the other older staff member was not at all friendly. The hostel is a bit grimy with things not maintained at all well- so different from experiences elsewhere; if not for the nice people in the room I shared, it would have been a very forgettable stay.

57%

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Lorraine,

Sun 26 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Biddy's Cafe at the university building -with great views over the walking path along the water's edge and water.

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Lorraine,

Sun 26 Jul 2015

Where next?

There didn't seem to be any tours from Hofn to several of the local attractions. If you hope to visit the glacier by bus, make sure you check the timetables carefully the day before, as they leave very early.

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Lorraine,

Sun 26 Jul 2015