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Egilsstaðir

town in Iceland

103km

65.2833-14.3833
Sights

Lónsöræfi

protected area

16km

64.59444444-15.19555556

Hengifoss

is the second highest waterfall in Iceland. It is 128 meters high.

51km

65.16666667-14.95

Jökulsárlón

glacial lake

112km

64.07027778-16.21166667

we will see

Höfn

Iceland
Höfn (pronounced something like "herpn", also known as Höfn í Hornafirði, is a town in East Iceland, at the south-eastern corner of the country. Höfn sits by the lagoon Hornafjörður which is also the name of the large municipality of which the town is the centre and which covers the entire area of the county Austur-Skaftafellssýsla. This guide covers the town and the surrounding municipality, excluding the westernmost part which forms one of the main gateways to Vatnajökull National Park. For tourism purposes, the area calls itself the Vatnajökull Region: nowhere else is quite as dominated by Europe's largest glacier, nowhere else have people learned to live in such close quarters with the huge sheet of ice.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

2.5°C-2.5
Precipitation: 164.2 mm

Feb

2.9°C-2
Precipitation: 130.2 mm

Mar

3.5°C-1.8
Precipitation: 121.2 mm

Apr

5.7°C0.3
Precipitation: 94.8 mm

May

8.5°C3.2
Precipitation: 95.7 mm

Jun

11°C6.1
Precipitation: 88.8 mm

Jul

12.6°C7.7
Precipitation: 84.4 mm

Aug

12.2°C7.3
Precipitation: 110.7 mm

Sep

9.9°C4.7
Precipitation: 119 mm

Oct

7°C2.2
Precipitation: 183.1 mm

Nov

3.7°C-1.2
Precipitation: 116.8 mm

Dec

2.7°C-2.7
Precipitation: 145.9 mm