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Best of Southeast Iceland May 16-23

By Staff

  • Restaurant Pakkhúsið, in the town of Höfn is located at the harbour.

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Good reastaurants at the town of Höfn
“There are numerous lovely restaurants to be found in the town of Höfn. Kaffi Hornið is a good option for families with children, while Pakkhúsið restaurant is perfect for those who’d like to try our local produce. Lastly I’d recommend Humarhöfnin to those who’d like to taste delicious langoustine.”
Recommended by Árdís Erna Halldórsdóttir, the managing director of the Vatnajökull Information Center.

Hólmur petting zoo and reindeer tours
The petting zoo at Hólmur farm is a must for any family traveling with children. At the zoo you‘ll find sheep, horses, calves, goats, pigs, rabbits, Icelandic hens, doves, geese, ducks, and pheasants, among other farm animals. The best time to visit is in the spring when baby animals are being born.  

How about that? Þórbergssetur, cultural center is designed as a book shelf.

A countryside cultural center dedicated to one of Iceland‘s most beloved authors 
Þórbergssetrið is a cultural center, museum, and restaurant that celebrates one of Iceland‘s most beloved authors, Þórbergur Þórðarson, whose innovative and eccentric works are often said to be Iceland’s first modernist literature. Þórbergur was born in 1888 and raised on the farm Hali in the Austur-Skaftafell district. The exhibition takes the visitor on an interesting informational journey through the life and works of Þórbergur. The museum is open daily from 9 AM until 8 PM.

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