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HÖFN

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!

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VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK

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 and water.

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VATNAJÖKULL

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.

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GLACIAL LAGOON

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.

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LÓNSÖRÆFI NATURE RESERVE

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.

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SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK

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.

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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!

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WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT?

logoWould you like to drive a snowmobile on Europe´s largest glacier, sail among icebergs or explore our black sand dunes on ATV´s? How about viewing the magnificent Northern lights on a cold winter night? Vatnajökull Travel offers exciting tours around the region, all year long.  We plan our clients' trips, and acquire whichever service that is needed to make the tour as enjoyable as possible.

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The Vatnajökull region is easy to reach all year long! Eagle Air makes frequent flight between Höfn and Reykjavík and daily busses run daily from Reykjavík and Akureyri during the summer months.

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