the pilot boat and several vessels of the fishing fleet moored in Höfn harbour
and for good reason, the langoustine tails are excellent
the place is crowded
it started as a warehouse but now the Pakkhus is the local top restaurant
the Vatnajokul icecap lingers in the background
Höfn
Höfn sits on a small peninsula in Iceland's rugged southeast. Road 99 connects the town with the Ringroad, 5 km to the north.
 
Apart from harbouring a small fishing fleet and fish processing factories, Höfn also serves as a ferry terminal with connections to Denmark and the Faroe Islands.
 
The nearby Vatnajökull glaciers form ever changing lagoons and rivers that dump sediments in the waters around the Höfn peninsula.
Dredging is thus essential to manage the shifting shoals and keep the harbour open.
 
At a central place at the waterfront stands the Pakkhús, a two story warehouse from 1932. But now it is a restaurant where the seafood is as fresh as it gets as the fishing boats dock just 20 meters away.
 
From the peninsula and weather permitting, you have a nice view of the Vatnajokull glaciers to the west.
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the Ringroad to the north of Höfn winds through an imposing landscape of mountains and glacier rivers
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after dinner there is time for a stroll
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from a hilltop you can see several Vatnajokul glaciers
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the residential area of Hofn