Skaftafell ( National Park )
Skaftafell is for sure one of the icelands Gems, beutiful with contrast of white glaciers, black sands and trees. Lot of great hiking paths with nice waterfalls and great views of the lava fields and out to the ocean. A sense of calm washes over you.
Distance: 136 km
Vestrahorn og Stokksnes
Stokksnes is not far from the town of Höfn and it has an amazing black ash beach, with stunning golden sand dunes that are enhanced within the low light conditions of the golden hours. It’s a very special place for anyone. The weather can change within minutes, totally transforming the landscape and atmosphere right in front of your eyes.
Distance: 14 km
Höfn – Swimming pool
The Swimming pool is located in central Höfn. It has a 25*8 m swimming pool, several jacuzzies, Steam room and icebath !
Distance : 650 meters
Golf course Silfurnes
It is a nice 9 hole course that stretches along the shore with a breathtaking view over Vatnajökull glacier and mountain ring.
Distance : 2 min walk
Great place for hiking and bird watching. There is rich birdlife and the Arctic Tern is predominant during the nesting season. Walking trails circle the pond, Óslandstjörn, and are along the shore. From the hill is a great view over the ring of glacier and mountains stretching from Öræfajökull glacier in the west to Vestra-Horn mountain in the East.
Distance : 2,3 km
Stafafellsfjöll and Lónsöræfi
East of Höfn lies the Stafafellsfjöll mountains or Lónsöræfi. Besides the deep, rugged canyons, the landscape displays a wide range of colors owing to the presence of rhyolite and other colorful rocks. The numerous hiking trails make this area perfect for hiking.
Distance : 29 km
Jökulsárlón – glacier lagoon
West of Höfn is the fantastic glacier lagoon. It is one of Icelands most visited places with good reason. It is a pure natural art and a spectacular sight. On the lagoon you can taka a boat ride on amphibian boats or Zodiacs.
Distance : 78 km
Hoffell area offers many possibilities for enjoying nature. The area gets its name from Hoffell glacier and the beautiful Hoffell glacier lagoon is well worth a visit.
You can drive or hike north from Hoffell along the sands of Hoffell to get to the glacier lagoon. Along the way you will enjoy the magnificent scenery of mountain slopes that have been carved out by earlier glaciers. East of the glacier lagoon is Geitafell, a popular stop for hikers with tables and stools made of gabbro rock. From there you choose from numerous hiking trails of the Geitafell mountain.
After a good hike it is perfect to relax in the geothermal baths at Hoffell and enjoy the view over mountains, glacier and the see.
Distance : 18 km
The Heinaberg area consists of Heinabergsjökull glacier. Heinabergslón glacier lagoon and the surrounding land. The Heinaberg area is a part of the Vatnajokull National Park.
Heinabergslón glacier lagoon is often filled with icebergs that have broken of Heinaberg glacier. The lagoon is accessible by car and from there are several interesting hiking trails.
The Heinaberg area offers beautiful nature with waterfalls, ravines and volcanic intrusion. Reindeers are a common sight at this area.
Distance : 40 km
Outdoors activities for all, Trekking and nature, Walking on a glacier – don’t miss it!
Activities in the neighborhood :
Super Jeeps tours
Horse riding tours
Skidoos and jeep tours on Vatnajökull
And many, many more…….