Hofn or “Hofn i Hornafirdi” is an Icelandic fishing town in the south-eastern part of the country. As of 2009, the population was 2,200. This harbour town, the second largest in the south-eastern part of Iceland, gives scenic views of Vatnajökull Glacier (the largest ice cap in Europe by volume) and is a major centre for visits to the glacier. Hofn contains several museums, including the Hofn Glacier Museum – which has a variety of displays on the geology, ecology and history of the glacier and various examples of explorers’ tents, models and climbing ropes – Hofn Folk Museum and Hofn Nautical Museum. A cultural highlight of the town is the annual “Humarhatid” or lobster festival, which is held on the first weekend of July.
A good base from which to access the mighty Vatnjokull glacier region – though please note that the port entry can prove challenging even under the most favourable of sea conditions. Saying that, and possibly as a result of the bespoke challenges, the port does seem to be gaining popularity amongst expedition vessels!
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Distances to other ports in Iceland
- Reykjavik/Hafnarfjordur – 270 NM
- Grundarfjordur – 349 NM
- Patreksfjordur – 380 NM
- Isafjordur – 484 NM
- Akureyri 310 NM
- Husavik – 274 NM
- Eskifjordur – 96 NM
- Seydisfjordur – 118 NM
- Djupivogur – 53 NM
- Vestmannaejar – 160 NM
Distances to neares cities in Europe/USA
- Torshavn – 281 NM
- Bergen – 622 NM
- Oslo – 985 NM
- Svalbard – 1032 NM
- Qaqortoq – 952 NM
- St John‘s – 1590 NM
Shorex capacity: Approximately 700 passengers
All shorex capacity numbers are based on us offering what we consider to be, the best in local services.
Location: 64°15‘ N 15°13‘ W
Water location: North Atlantic Ocean
Number of cruise berths: 1
Length: 740m, for ships up to 120m
Width of ship: 25m
Depth of water at low tide: 7.5m, we bring the ships in at tidal change, which is 4 times every 24 hrs, but if draft is over 5,2m we bring it in at high tide.
Turning basin: 160m
Tidal movement/range: 1.2m
Pilotage: Pilotage is compulsory
Anchorage depth: 5 – 7.5m
Town centre: 500 – 950m
Airport: 5.1 km
Free shuttle to town: harbour is located in town