Hornafjörður

Hornafjörður is a blooming community in the realm of the greatest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull. It is a geographically large municipality, covering 260 kilometers of the south-eastern shoreline, but the population is just over 2200 inhabitants.

The southern part of Vatnajökull National Park is located in the community and the scenery from the town of Höfn and the countryside is breathtaking.

Fishing is the largest industry in Hornafjordur municipality, but it is also an agricultural area. The growth of Höfn in the 20th century, from a small village to today’s town, is caused by the diverse and strong fishing industry. The name, Höfn, actually means harbour. The catch includes the high-value Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), but a good part of the Icelandic lobster catch is landed and processed in Höfn. The lobster plays an important role in the towns‘ image, where the annual „Lobster festival“ is celebrated each summer. 

Tourism is a growing industry in Hornafjordur municipality. It offers diverse accommodation, restaurants and shopping. Hornafjordur is a great base for discovering Vatnajökull National Park, and also offers activities for the whole family. A few to mention are a 9 hole golf course in beautiful surroundings, a swimming pool, hiking trails, museums and a glacier exhibition.

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