Postcard from Hofn

July 11, 2013 in Europe,Iceland,Places,Postcards

We totally fell in love with Hofn. It’s the farthest point from Reykjavik that we drove to: 280 miles/455 kilometers and the closest “metropolis” to the glacier lagoon. It’s one of those places that, looking back, I’m not quite sure why we were so enamored with–other than that it gave us our first cup of hot coffee in the morning, a soak in a hot tub and some pretty spectacular views.

The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland

The town only has about 1,600 people, but it’s a popular destination for seafood: Hofn means “harbor” in Icelandic. We had a break from trail mix with the salad bar, free wifi and super-friendly servers at Kaffi Hornidย and then soaked in the hot tubs and took a ride down the lobster slide at the public pool next door. There’s nothing incredible about the town–although I think I would be happy to stay there for quite a while!–but the scenery that surrounds it is just spectacular.

The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland The beautiful town of Hofn, Western Iceland

Note: We had the ultimate Iceland road trip in a Kuku Camper.

  • AliciaC

    Beautiful! Fingers crossed I get to go in a couple of years! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • lindsaypunk

    The colors in the 3rd shot – WOW! Soooooo stinkin’ gorgeous, I can’t get enough of your Iceland posts! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • camorose

    Definitely make it to Hofn if you do!

  • camorose

    Don’t worry–plenty to come!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • GORGEOUS!!!!!

  • thefancyvoyager

    So pretty! Iceland’s definitely on my list!

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    Iceland still doesn’t even seem real to me! Too gorgeous

  • Nicoley

    All of your photos are stunning! You have such a good eye. Do you mind if I ask what camera you use? I am thinking of graduating from a point-and-shoot to DSLR and the many options seem so daunting. Thanks!

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    Yay! It’s the best!

  • camorose

    It’s SO otherworldly–amazing!

  • camorose

    Thank you! I have a Canon Rebel XSi and an iPhone 4S ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow, is is possible to find a place in Iceland that’s not visually stunning?

  • camorose

    Impossible!

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