Höfn in Hornafjordur is a fishing community in Vatnajokull
Region, with around 1800 inhabitants. The town´s uniqueness is it´s
proximity to Vatnajökull glacier and the newly established
Vatnajökull National Park. Furthermore is Höfn rightly known as the
lobster capital of Iceland, offering visitors a taste of this
delicacy! A lobster festival is held in the town every year during
the first weekend of July. Great fun for the whole family!
Vatnajökull National Park was established June 7th 2008 and is
Europe´s largest national park. It is 13.600 square kilometers in
size and covers over 13% of Iceland´s surface. The main goal with
the designation is to protec Vatnajökull glacier and it´s
surroundings. Over hald of the national park is a glacier where you
can find the interrelationship between the forces of frost, fire
THE MIGHTY VATNAJÖKULL occupies vast highlands in the Southeast
comprising 8,300 square kilometres. The western half lies within
the active volcanic zone and its southern margin is fringed by
high mountains, cut by numerous valleys.
Jökulsárlón on Breiðamerkursandur is a natural wonder, where
huge icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon started to form
around 1934 and is now around 200 meters deep by the edge of the
glacier. There is a fjord underneath the glacier where the lagoon
is even deeper.
Lónsöræfi nature reserve is one of Iceland´s greatest hiking
areas. Famous for its rock formations, canyons and vibrant colours!
Lónsöræfi is a remote area, wonderful for hikers seeking solitude
in Icelandic nature.
Skaftafell National Park was established in 1967 and is one of
Iceland´s most sought destinations. Today it is a part of
Vatnajökull National Park which covers 13% of Iceland (16.600 km²).
The park is both charming and magnificent at once with its diverse
vegetation, powerful glaciers and deserted black sands! Skaftafell
N.P. offers multiple hiking opportunites for everyone to enjoy.