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



The walls were paper thin - I could hear people being loud until 1-2am, and then starting at 5am. They didnt assign beds, and the "six person" room we were in was really a four person room attached to a two person room. When we got there, one bed was open in the two person, and one in the four person - meaning that we would have to sleep in different rooms.


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Wed 02 Sep 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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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.

Avatar for Lorraine


Sun 26 Jul 2015