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Day 1: Hornafjordur and Europe’s Largest Glacier

Highlights: Hofn Vatnajokull

When you arrive in Hofn, pick up your car from the airport car rental and drive to Hofn village. Once you have checked in to your hotel, you can take a scenic walk on your own through the village and down to the Harbor, where you might see fishermen land their catch of the day.  It‘s also possible book locally-guided walking tours that show you the wildlife and culture in the town or even to arrange  meeting a local family and having a home-cooked dinner at their home.

You might also consider booking optional guided tours for northern lights hunting.

Overnight in Hofn.

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Day 2: Glacier Experience

Highlights: Hofn Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Skaftafell National Park Oraefajokull Vatnajokull National Park

Explore Hofn and surroundings

Hofn’s proximity to Vatnajokull Glacier provides great opportunity to experience glacial wonders in the region. We recommend taking an optional tour to Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon, where you might see seals swimming between the huge floating icebergs. Other opportunities might include glacier walking in Skaftafell, a glacier-ringed nature preserve in Vatnajokull National Park and  visiting the Thorbergur Cultural Centre near the Glacial Lagoon, honouring a favourite Icelandic author.  The Thorbergur Centre is also known for its excellent restaurant specialising in regional cuisine (reservations are necessary)

In the evening check out optional guided tours hunting the northern lights.

Overnight in Hofn.

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Day 3: Farewell to Hornafjörður

Breakfast at your hotel.  Enjoy some time in Höfn before dropping off your car at the Hofn airport.

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed.

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