Hof, Iceland


Wood and turf Church at Hof.

Location in Iceland

Coordinates: 63°54′24″N 16°42′26″W / 63.90667°N 16.70722°W / 63.90667; -16.70722
Country  Iceland
Constituency South
Region Eastern Region
County Austur-Skaftafellssýsla
Municipality Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður
Elevation 300 ft (100 m)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Post Code 785

Hof, in Öræfi, is a cluster of farms in the municipality of Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður in southeast Iceland, close to Vatnajökull glacier, and twenty two kilometres south of Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. It is located on the Route 1 southwest of Höfn, in the narrow strip between the sea coast and the glacier.

A notаble building in Hof is a turf church, which was built in 1883 and is the youngest turf church in Iceland. Since 1951, it belongs to the National Museum of Iceland.[1]


Media related to Hof í Öræfum at Wikimedia Commons

  1. Iceland Road Guide (12th ed.). Reykjavik: Vegahandbokin. 2011. p. 120. ISBN 9789979999225.

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