Beautiful 2-Hour Walking Tour of Hofn with Local Food Tasting

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Gamlabúð Visitor Center / Vatnajökull National Park, Höfn, Icela
2 hours
All year
Minimum age


Discover the beautiful fishing village of Hofn and try some traditional Icelandic foods on this two-hour walking tour in Southeast Iceland. Travelers who want to learn more about Icelandic culture and taste local delicacies should book this tour today.

The tour begins outside the Gamlabud Visitor Center in the village of Hofn, where you’ll meet your expert local guide. You’ll start with a walk along the breathtaking harbor, with incredible views of mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The walk then visits the Osland conservation area and nature trail. This natural area has fascinating geology and is a nesting place for various birds. The Arctic tern settles here between May and August — you might be lucky enough to see some if you visit during this period. 

From the Osland nature trail, you can enjoy wonderful views of various mountains. You can even see the Vatnajokull glacier on a clear day, so there are excellent photo opportunities. The harbor is also very picturesque, and you’ll enjoy fantastic vistas across the Hornafjordur fjord. 

As you walk around the harbor, conservation area, and village, your guide will tell you more about the local fishing culture and history. They’ll tell stories about interesting local people, including the merchant who founded the village in 1897. You’ll also be able to ask any questions about the area. 

The word “Hofn” means “harbor” in Icelandic, so that should give you a good idea of the traditions of this fishing village. The ocean surrounds Hofn on three sides, so it’s not surprising that it has become a fishing village!

Hofn is also known as the lobster capital of Iceland. There’s even an annual lobster festival held here each July. During the tour, you’ll learn about the traditional seafood eaten in Hofn. 

When you finish the walk around the village and its harbor, your guide will take you for a food tasting at the Pakkhus restaurant. You’ll get to try a variety of traditional Icelandic food and experience the delicacies of the local area. 

Since this is an outdoor tour, please ensure you dress appropriately. Warm, waterproof clothing is recommended, and you’ll want to wear sturdy walking shoes that will keep you comfortable for the duration of the walk.

This tour is suitable for children of all ages — everyone is welcome. The tour operator advocates for slow adventure and emphasizes the importance of connecting with locals while traveling. This means you’ll enjoy a slow-paced tour that gives you a clear understanding of Hofn’s culture and history.

Don’t miss out on this interactive two-hour walking tour that lets you explore the fishing village of Hofn and enjoy some traditional local food. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Food tasting at a local restaurant (beverages are not included)


Cultural Activity
Walking tours
Food & Drinks

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy outdoor shoes
Fully charged camera
Bottle of water

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Please note: Your tour guide reserves the right to cancel or change the tour in the event of dangerous weather conditions. The weather in Iceland is changeable, so it's highly recommended that you bring warm, waterproof clothes with you.

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