Welcome to Höfn
Höfn simply means ‘harbour’, and is pronounced like an unexpected hiccup (just say ‘hup’ while inhaling). It’s an apt name – this modern town still relies heavily on fishing and fish processing, and is famous for its humar (often translated as lobster, but technically it’s langoustine).
Most Ring Road travellers stop to use the town’s services, so prebook your accommodation, especially in summer. On bus timetables and the like, you may see the town referred to as Höfn í Hornafirði (meaning Höfn in Hornafjörður) to differentiate it from all the other höfn (harbours) around the country.