Southeast Iceland

From the Hoffell guesthouse, a signed, 4km gravel road leads to Hoffellsjökull glacier tongue, calving into a small lake. There are some good short walks in the area, plus longer hikes (for experienced hikers) up the mountain Geitafell, just east of the glacier.

This is a good glacier to walk to from the guesthouse; upon your return, you can soak in the hot-pots here.

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1. Fláajökull

7.76 MILES

Fláajökull is 8km off the Ring Road on a gravel road (signposted just east of Hólmur guesthouse) that leads to a small car park with pit toilet. A…

2. Heinabergsjökull

12.06 MILES

Heinabergsjökull is 8km off the Ring Road on a gravel road (signposted not far east of Guesthouse Skálafell). Brilliant summertime kayaking trips operate…

3. Flatey Farm

12.55 MILES

The Flatey dairy farm (also known as Flatey á Mýrum) lies almost exactly halfway between Jökulsárlón and Höfn and is hard to miss as you drive along – the…

4. Gamlabúð

13.94 MILES

The 1864 warehouse that once served as the regional folk museum has been moved from the outskirts of town to a prime position on the Höfn harbourfront. It…

5. Seamen's Monument

14.3 MILES

This monument stands on Ósland, the bird-filled promontory south of the harbour. Head here for good walks and views.

6. Þórbergssetur

27.23 MILES

This cleverly crafted museum (its inspired exterior looks like a shelf of books) pays tribute to the most famous son of this sparsely populated region –…