Gamlabúð - Visitor Center Höfn

Tourist Information Center in Höfn í Hornafirði
Open today until 7:00 PM
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You can watch Iceland's next game in the World Cup at Hafið and Z bistro, here in Höfn! Iceland vs. Nigeria on Friday at 15:00 (3 pm). HÚH!

One of the main goals of Vatnajökull National Park is to be involved with the community. Last week one of our rangers went bird watching and nature exploring with the local cultural center. Once a week, during the summer, the cultural center offer an exploration of some kind for the kids. We were...

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You don't like the Icelandic weather right now? Stay dry, and come check out our visitor center! We have all the maps you need, and very helpful staff. We are open every day in May from 9 am to 6 pm.

Next Saturday, the 5th of May, we celebrate the nordic beach cleanup day! We will meet up here in Gamlabúð at 10 in the morning and walk the coastline around Höfn! Afterward, we'll fire up the grill and eat lunch together. Join us!

We love it when the sun is already up when we come to work! Don't you? The spring is surely here, the sun is up and the birds are chirping. Everything is waking up from winter hibernation. We are open from 9-17 every day in April. Looking forward to meet you!

Summer is almost here! Although it is still a bit cold, the sun is now up at 7 in the morning. We witness the day get longer and soon everything starts to wake up from the winter hibernation. In the picture you can see few of the outlet glaciers in the southern area of Vatnajökull National Park. ...

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New Years day sunset! The day here in Iceland is short these days, and on new year day the sunset was around 16:15. The weather here is cold, but beautiful. We look forward to meet all of our visitors!

The 16th of September each year we celebrate the day of the Icelandic Nature. This year, the employees of Vatnajökull National Park in Höfn, in collaboration with the municipality and other organisations in Höfn, organised a beach clean up in Breiðarmerkursandur, close to Jökulsárlón (Glacier lag...

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Gamlabúð is a visitor center for southern area of Vatnajökull National Park, situated in Höfn. Here in Höfn we are in a great vicinity of Vatnajökull glacier, and with a short drive you can access the national park in various places.

The national park offers numbers of marked hiking trails in t...

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a month ago
Staff was very helpful and knowledgable. We had several great recommendations from the staff on what to do and where to go. Also the WC are available at the bottom floor.
- Joseph S
4 months ago
Excellent displays and video program and very helpful staff
- Russell L
a year ago
Really worth visiting. We were stopping through while circumventing the Ring road and found it very beneficial. The place had a lot of brochures and the person working there made some great recommendations.
- Stefan S

Vatnajökull National Park visitor center

In Gamlabúð we have one of two visitor centers for the southern area of Vatnajökull National Park. Come and enjoy our exhibition (free of charge), plan your visit, and get information from our staff.

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  • 470 8330


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Heppuvegur 1
780 Höfn í Hornafirði

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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