Höfn Visitor Centre

Gamlabúð in Höfn was opened as a visitor centre for Vatnajökull National Park in June of 2013. It houses an exhibition about the region's geology, glaciers and culture. With Hornafjörður being an important stop-over for migrating birds, special attention is given to the bird life of the area. There is also a strong focus on climate change and the effect it will have in the future. The visitor centre has a small shop, with emphasis on books, souvenirs and local products. The building has wheelchar accessibility. 

Opening hours 2022

January/February/March/April: 9:00 - 13:00 Monday to Friday , closed on weekends and holidays.

1 May - 31 May: 9:00 - 17:00

1 June - 31 August: 9:00 - 18:00

September: 9:00 - 17:00

October/November/December: 9:00 - 13:00


Vatnajökull National Park
Höfn Visitor Centre (Gamlabúð)
Heppuvegur 1
780 Höfn

Contact Information

Telephone: +354 470 8330

E-mail: hofn@vjp.is

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