Thursday, 27 August 2009

Hofn /Horn: Place in Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Series ****

Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishery town in the southeastern part of the country. As of 2004, the population was 1,783. Trips are offered to the nearby Vatnajökull glacier. A cultural highlight of the town is the annual Humarhátíð (lobster festival) held in late June or early July, though today the Humarhátíð is more or less like a "drink'n fun festival". Höfn Airport is located nearby. Eagle Air carries passengers to and from Höfn. All flights are domestic.

Hofn in Iceland shown in Red squeezed between the Glacir and the sea

Nearby areas are Suðursveit (birthplace of Þórbergur Þórðarson), Öræfasveit, Lón, Mýrar and Nes. In Nes is a small village called Nesjahverfi. Schools in Höfn were Nesjaskóli, located in Nesjahverfi, Hafnarskóli and Heppuskóli. Now the three schools have been merged into one school called Grunnskóli Hornafjarðar.

Hofn Coast

Hofn Harbour with fishing fleet

Hofn Map

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