Höfn

Höfn is built on the tip of an undulating hilly promontory which separates the two lagoon -like fjords. It has also extended to small islands, now joined to town by landfills. This progressive little town has excellent facilities for its fishing fleet, which has a chief catch of herring and lobster. The surrounding landward circle of mountains, from the pyramid shaped Vestrahorn to the east and to majestic Öræfajökull, Icelands highest mountain to the west is exceedingly fine and impressive. The backcloth of the town are the mountains that rise up to the southern fringe of the Vatnajökull icefield. The immediate surroundings of Höfn have often been described as one of the most majestically beautiful parts of the country. The town stands by the narrow channel that gives access to the sea from the two great inlets. The Glacier Exhibition at Höfn is well worth a visit.