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Hofn, Austurland, Iceland

How much does it cost to travel to Hofn?

You should plan to spend around $151 (kr21,438) per day on your vacation in Hofn. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (kr5,147) on meals
  • $27 (kr3,779) on local transportation
  • $195 (kr27,562) on hotels

A one week trip to Hofn for two people costs, on average, $2,120 (kr300,133). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hofn cost?

A one week trip to Hofn usually costs around $1,060 (kr150,066) for one person and $2,120 (kr300,133) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hofn on average costs around $2,120 (kr300,133) for one person and $4,240 (kr600,265) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hofn will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hofn on average costs around $4,543 (kr643,142) for one person and $9,085 (kr1,286,283) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hofn has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hofn expensive to visit?

Prices in Hofn are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Hofn is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Logrono or Outer Hebrides.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hofn Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hofn?

The average Hofn trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hofn travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr27,562 ($195)
Local Transportation 1 kr3,779 ($27)
Food 2 kr5,147 ($36)
Entertainment 1 kr2,484 ($18)
Alcohol 2 kr814 - 2,443 ($6 - 17)
Accommodation Budget in Hofn
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hofn is $97 (kr13,781). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hofn is $195 (kr27,562). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Hofn

Looking for a hotel in Hofn? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hofn based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $162. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hofn
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hofn is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $27 (kr3,779) per person, per day, on local transportation in Hofn.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Hofn
How much does it cost to go to Hofn? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Hofn
The price of renting a car in Hofn will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Hofn
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hofn can vary, the average cost of food in Hofn is $36 (kr5,147) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hofn should cost around $15 (kr2,059) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hofn is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Hofn
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hofn typically cost an average of $18 (kr2,484) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Hofn
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $12 (kr1,629) on alcoholic beverages in Hofn per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Hofn On a Budget
Hofn is a very small fishing town on the southeast of Iceland, measuring just over half a mile across. It is best known for being located in the beautiful Vatnajokull Region, where the largest glacier in Europe is located. Hofn, and the surrounding area, is full of breathtaking natural scenery including lagoons, icefalls, and mountains.

Hofn's climate is cold and wet, with temperatures rarely going above 50° Fahrenheit. The coldest and wettest months are October-February, while the driest month is April, just as temperatures warm to 30-40° F.
Some of the best sights in Hofn involve their renowned natural beauty, including the large glacial rivers and glacier topped mountains dotted throughout the area. You'll find some of these natural wonders at Oraefajokull, a sub-glacier that contains Iceland's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjukur. At Jokulsarlon, the most famous glacial lagoon in the area, you can watch as chunks of ice fall off of the glacier and into the lagoon, creating small icebergs. Keep in mind, hiring a guide or going through a tour company is the best option when exploring the region. These guides are familiar with the area and can help you see all of the sights while ensuring you're doing so safely.

In town, you'll find the Gamalabuo Folk Museum which explores the lives of local people from 1850-1950. There's also the Hornafjorour Art Museum, a small gallery featuring contemporary art from local artists. In the Mikligarour, an old building by the harbor, there's workshops and galleries belonging to local artists where you can peruse their work and pick up a few souvenirs.
Hofn is often used as a basecamp for exploring other, more rural, areas of the Vatnajokull Region. One such area is the Vatnajokull National Park, which displays stunning examples of the fight between fire and ice. Here, you'll find glaciers blending with black sands from the volcanoes, hot steam coming through the ice, and mountains towering over glacial lakes.

South of Hofn is Osland, a conservation area perfect for hiking and bird watching. You can climb the Osland hill to get incredible views of the surrounding glaciers and mountains.

East of Hofn is the Horn area, situated below the Vestra-Horn Mountain. This area is popular for sightseeing and history buffs, as the area was once a base for the British Army and a NATO radar station.

There are many sport activities to do throughout Hofn and the surrounding area. One of the most popular is hiking the Lonsoraefi wilderness which provides perfect day-long hikes with incredible scenic views. While hiking, keep a lookout for herds of wild reindeer, who roam through the mountains, especially during summertime.

For something adventurous, go to Super Jeep Glacier Tour, a company who will take you through the breathtakingly beautiful Vatnajokull National Park either in a Jeep or on snowmobile. Or, go on a boat tour through the Fjallsarlon glacial lagoon and enjoy the sights of the mountain while also navigating through iceberg riddled waters. In the surrounding area of Hofn, you can also go ice climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, and golfing, all of which can be set up through a local tour company.
Food and Dining
Hofn is one of the most famous lobster fishing harbors in Iceland, making it one of the best places to enjoy the delicacy. Humarhofnin restaurant specializes in making lobster, although they tend to be open only during the summer. There are just a few other restaurants in the area, most of which are laid back burger and pizza joints. If you're looking for something more upscale, check out Osinn restaurant located in the Hotel Hofn.

The easiest way to get into Hofn is to come from Reykjavik; this can be done by airplane via Eagle Air, by bus, or by rented car. If you go with a rented car, you're in luck as it's extremely easy to get around due to the limited number of roads in Iceland. Renting a car also makes it much easier to get around Hofn and the surrounding area. There is only one taxi that serves Hofn, although with such a small town, you can easily get around by foot.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.