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
The hostel was adequate and comfortable. It wasn't spectacular, but it wasn't bad. It was better than fair in all categories except location--it was a long walk to the nearest places to buy food. None of the badges listed are applicable to this hostel. I was required to pick at least one; however, this hostel is best for simply sleeping--not partying, socializing, volunteering, etc., etc.
Tue 24 Nov 2015
Budget meal tip
Biddy's Cafe at the university building -with great views over the walking path along the water's edge and water.
Sun 26 Jul 2015
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.
Sun 26 Jul 2015