Information about Hofsjökull

Hofsjokull is the third largest glacier in Iceland and is situated in the Mid-Higlands.

Hofsjokull has an active subglacial caldera volcano which is the largest active one in the country. The glacier is the source of several rivers, including Thjorsa, which is Iceland’s largest river.

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Attractions nearby Hofsjökull

Odadahraun

Odadahraun is the most extensive lava field in Iceland, with a total area of around 4-6000 km² (definitions vary), consisting of relatively young...

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Highlands

The Icelandic Highlands cover the majority of the country and many of Iceland’s main natural attractions can be found here. Away from crowds, ...

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Þjórsárver

Thjorsarver is a wetlands area and natural reserve in the mid higlands of Iceland and became listed as a RAMSAR site in 1990, mainly as it the wo...

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Hveradalir

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by ezioman Hveradalir, ‘the Valley of the Hot Springs’, is exactly what its name suggests. It ca...

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Kerlingarfjöll

Kerlingarfjoll is a beautiful and colourful mountain range in the Icelandic highlands that hosts the third largest geothermal area of the ...

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Kjölur/Kjalvegur

Kjolur/Kjalvegur is 600-700 m high mountain pass in the highlands, located east of Langjokull glacier and west of Hofsjokull. It starts by the popular...

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Laugafell

  Laugafell is a small mountain to the north-east of the glacier Hofsjokull, in the Icelandic mid-highlands. On the north-western slopes of La...

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Hveravellir

  Hveravellir is a geothermal area and nature reserve in the Icelandic highlands, between the glaciers Hofsjokull and Langjokull. The area fea...

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Nýidalur/Jökuldalur

Nyidalur (a.k.a. Jokuldalur) is a valley in the Icelandic highlands, south of the glacier Tungnafellsjokull and north of Hofsjokull glacier. It is a f...

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Sprengisandur

The Sprengisandur highland plateau stretches between the glaciers Hofsjokull and Vatnajokull (Europe’s largest glacier) and was the main route b...

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Vestari Jökulsá

Vestari Jokulsa, a.k.a. Jokulsa vestri ('West Glacial River') is a glacial river in Skagafjordur. It is a highly popular river for rafting. T...

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Hvítárvatn

Hvitarvatn is a glacier lake in the Icelandic highlands, feeding the glacier river Hvita in South Iceland. The lake lies where the highland road Kjalv...

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Austurdalur

  Austurdalur is a valley in Skagafjordur district in Northwest Iceland. The mighty glacier river Austari Jokulsa runs through the valley and pu...

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Jökulheimar

  At Jokulheimar, close to Tungnarjokull glacier in Vatnajokull National Park are two cabins run by the Icelandic Glacier Research Association. ...

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Bárðarbunga

The stratovolcano Bardarbunga is Iceland’s second-highest mountain and lies under the icecap of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Ba...

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Tyrfingsstaðir

Tyrfingsstaðir turf farm is unique turf house with several outhouses, dating back to before the year 1300. Last inhabited in 1969, these huts ...

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Ice Cave Tunnel

The Ice Tunnel is a man-made tunnel, carved into the depths of the Langjökull glacier.  ...

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Ofaerufoss

Ofaerufoss is a highly beautiful waterfall in the volcanic chasm Eldgja in Southeast Iceland. The Eldgja chasm, belongs to the same volcanic system as...

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Hvítá River

  Hvita is a glacier river in Arnessysla in South Iceland. It is one of the most popular rivers in Iceland for rafting, good salmon fishing can ...

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Saurbæjarkirkja

Saurbaejarkirkja is a beautiful 19th century Lutherian turf church in the fjord of Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. The church site is an old one, ...

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Tours near Hofsjökull

8 Day Summer Package | Best Attractions

Join this summer holiday and enjoy eight days of adventure in Iceland! During a single trip, you......

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South Coast & Highlands | Kjolur and the Golden Circle

Enjoy the famous Golden Circle and the magnificent Highlands of Iceland on this incredible Super......

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