Hofn and Europe‘s Largest Glacier

The lovely fishing town of Höfn is a perfect base for enjoying outdoor adventure and sightseeing in Southeast iceland

Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:All year
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days

Hofn and Europe‘s Largest Glacier

Extend your visit by adding this package on to an existing Iceland Travel package or book as an individual package! 

The lovely southeastern town of Hofn (also known as Hofn-in-Hornafjordur) is dominated by Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, which towers over this region and has immensely affected the landscape. In 2008, the wilderness around the glacier became Vatnajökull National Park. Covering 14% of Iceland, Vatnajokull is the largest national park in Western Europe.

Höfn is within driving distance of some of the National Park´s southern area, including some of its most beloved natural wonders.  The mystical Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon has immense floating icebergs that have broken off from the descending glacier tongue of Breidamerkurjokull. During the summer and early fall boat rides are offered in the Glacial Lagoon, but it can be enjoyed year-round for its views of blue-tinted ice bergs and lounging seals. The park’s Skaftafell area is a perfect blend of fire and ice with its many volcanic mountains ringed by glaciers.  Here you can enjoy a variety of hiking trails, including one that leads to the basalt columns of Svartifoss Waterfall.

Adventure activities abound in Southeast Iceland such as ATV riding, snowmobiling, horseback riding, glacier hiking and ice climbing. Ingolfshofdi cape is excellent for seabird watching, and southeast Iceland is also one of the few places in Iceland where you might see wild reindeer roaming the countryside, especially during the wintertime.

Hofn’s main industry is fishing and it is known as the ‘Lobster Capital of Northern Europe.’ Fresh langoustine lobster is on restaurant menus and is highly recommended.  The town also has a cultural centre, art museum, local handcraft shop and other services, including the Hornhusid Yoga Studio, which offers early morning yoga sessions in English for visitors.

Daily departures 1. June - 6. September

3. January - 31. May & 7 - 30 September, daily EXCEPT Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays


No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year's Day and Easter Sunday. 

For all packages except Reykjavík - New Year's Celebration a supplement will be charged for the travel period 28.Dec 2017 - 2.Jan 2018. 



  • 2 nights at a hotel in the Hofn area, including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Return flight to/from Reykjavik (excluding airport taxes)

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Round-trip transfers between your Reykjavik hotel and Reykjavik domestic airport (cabs available)
  • Airport/hotel transfers in Hofn (cabs available)
  • Food or drinks other than those listed in the itinerary
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Day 1: Arrival in Hofn

On your own, transfer to the Eagle Air terminal at Reykjavik domestic airport.  The terminal is located just behind the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.  After an hourlong flight, you are in the beautiful Hornafjordur area of southeast Iceland!  We suggest booking an add-on tour (or transfer) that will meet you at the airport (based on 09.50/9:50am morning arrival in Hofn) and drop you off at your hotel after the tour. Suggestions are below. Overnight at your hotel.  




Day 2: Hofn and South East Iceland

Breakfast at your hotel.  Enjoy the day in Hofn and Hornafjordur!  There are many enjoyable activities in town, such as swimming, visiting museums or strolling along the harbour area.  You could rent a car and explore nature areas and glacial areas close to Vatnajokull National Park.  Or try exciting outdoor activities like hiking, glacier snowmobiling and ATV riding.

We suggest: 

Glacier Wonders from Skaftafell National Park

Amphibian Boat Tour on the Glacial Lagoon


Day 3: Back to Reykjavik!

Breakfast at your hotel  Depending on your flight, you may have some time for a short excursion.  On your own, transfer to airport for your flight to Reykjavik 


Prices per person in EUR Winter 2018

Hotels Period Double Single Triple
Hotel Hofn 01. Jan - 31. March  407 476 380
Hotel Hofn 1. - 30. April 428 505 397


Prices per person in EUR Summer 2018

Hotels Period Double Single Triple
Hotel Hofn 01.-31.May  648 812 670
Hotel Hofn 01.June-30. September 796 956 774
Milk Factory 01.-31.May  686 863 640
Milk Factory 01.June-30. September 748 998 710

 Airport tax not included. (as per 1.9.2017. Adults: r/t EUR 50. Children: r/t EUR 25). Transfer to and from domestic airport not included

Children rate

Infants 0-1 years: Free of charge.

Children 2-11 years sharing a room with 2 adults will receive 25% discount from the listed price

Discount does not apply to airport taxes.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.


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