Foss Vatnajokull Hotel

Lindarbakkar , Höfn, 781, Iceland | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Höfn

Eastern fjords

A travel blog entry by howardstein


... on our way south to visit the East Iceland Heritage Museum which only opens at 1 pm during the off season. This is a remarkable museum that shows by photos and artifacts what life was like in this area farming and raising sheep and cows during the last two centuries. This is the period of time that saw the transition from life as it was after Iceland was discovered in the tenth century to the end of the twentieth century. Inside the museum there ...


A travel blog entry by blairn99


... ft) in height and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 km2 (230 sq mi). The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 km (6 mi) and the volcano erupts usually every 40–80 years. The last eruption took place in 1918. Scientists are actively monitoring the volcano, particularly after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajökull began in April 2010. Since the year 930, 16 eruptions have ...

Iceland's Fjords and Europe's Largest Glacier!

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... tempting in light of the truncated Iceland travel season.

Tonight’s hotel is a case in point. Our preferred hotel was unable to take the group, so we were booked into another 20 minutes drive away. Both were isolated from any town or village (Until about 200 years ago, Iceland was a completely rural society with no villages – just farms. Even today, there are relatively few towns throughout the island, and a population ...

Now I can die happy!

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... valleys, we learned at a lay-by noticeboard that it was possible to drive much closer to one of the glacial snouts, which we did, on a VERY stony road. We were in constant fear of our sump, poor little old jallopy! It looks as if plans are afoot to make direct access possible quite soon: the uprights of a pedestrian bridge across the glacier river have been cast within the last week or so, but unfortunately the actual bridge isn't in place yet so ...

The Road to Nowhere

A travel blog entry by jmatczak


... changed several times. It started out sunny, at one point it rained, then it snowed, then it was blizzard-like, then it was sunny, then cloudy. The landscape was incredible and also changed frequently. Sometimes you feel like you're in a prairie, and then it changes to lava rock, then black sand. It's so unpredictable.

One thing I remember reading is ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on Lindarbakkar , Höfn, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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