This community in the Southeast is
also called Hornafjardarbaer. It is situated on a spit of land in the
only navigable estuary of the country. The main trades are fishing, fish
processing, tourism and commerce. People started settling here around an
important trading post more than a century ago and the town received its
municipal rights in 1988. Visitors are offered varied recreational
opportunities, sightseeing tours, glacier tours, golf, boat tours, whale
watching, fishing, cultural events, museums etc. During summer the
Glacier Exhibition in the old supermarket building is worth a visit.
Good accommodations and restaurants
take care of the bodily needs and as everywhere in the coastal towns,
fresh fish should be the priority choice of those on the menu.
A part of the municipal
landscape has been declared a nature reserve. The
distance from the capital is about 474 km along the south coast.
103 km <Hofn>
Jokulsarlon 78 km.