Höfn í Hornafirði, means "port" and pronounced "Aff" is a beautiful fishing town located in the southeastern part of Iceland.


Höfn is classed as a tourist information center and also a place that provides services for local residents. The town offers a variety of entertainment options for tourists, such as fishing, museums, whale watching cruises, golf, hiking and starting point for trips to the nearby Vatnajökull glacier. The city's cultural highlight is the annual Lobster Festival "Humarhátíð" that is held on the first weekend of July.

The distance to the capital city Reykjavik is 750 km.


People began to settle in Höfn during the last century and the town only received municipal rights in 1988. In 2004, the community's population was recorded at 1,780 persons.

Map of Höfn