The main town of the southeast, Höfn possibly has the most scenic
surroundings of any town in Iceland. From here one can see the Vatnajökull and
its valley glaciers serving as a beautiful backdrop. With a population of only
1,800, Höfn seems like a big town after a long drive through tiny villages and
the great emptiness of the southeastern coast.
In 1974, the completion of the Ring Road made the access to the capital of
Reykjavík much easier. Before that, people from Höfn had to drive via Akureyri
to get to Reykjavík. Höfn, which means harbor in English, has plenty of services
and accommodations of all types. Also, you'll find a few good restaurants,
shops, a museum and a swimming pool.