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"Hofn" Top 5 Page for this destination Skaftafell Things to Do Tip by smirnofforiginal

Skaftafell Things to Do: 57 reviews and 126 photos


Hofn means harbour which is name that suits this town!

Having left Kirkjubaejarklaustur that morning, Hofn made for the ideal place to bed-down for the night. It was a good place to restock too.

I was not particularly taken with Hofn. The harbour area was ok but otherwise I thought it was a bit drab and sprawling. As I said, though, it did make a good place to stay overnight.

There is a shopping centre in the centre of town with a supermarket and a handful of other shops. Camera folk may be interested to know that there is an electrical/photography shop here. However, it was a small shop and they advised me the nearest place to get my camera fixed was back in Reykjavik
Around the harbour there are shops that sell waterproofs and outdoor clothing etc... but especially aimed at the more "fisherman" among us!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 1, 2011
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