Jeep tours on to Vatnajökull from a base at Skálfellsjökull icefall.
Höfn offers limited activities, although the new swimming pool Víkurbraut 9, open 6:45AM-9PM Mo-F; 10AM-7PM Sa-Su is impressive for a town of this size.
Many great hiking locations are in the area, most mountains other than the very highest can be safely hiked in good weather. Northeast of Höfn is Lónsöræfi, a wilderness which is one of Iceland's great hiking areas perfect for day-long hikes. Lónsöræfi is a part of Vatnajökull National Park, but not easily accessible from any other part of the park.
Most activities in the area are related to Vatnajökull and its many icefalls. Information about licensed guides can be obtained by the local tourist information by calling +354 470 8084. Tour companies include:
From Coast to Mountain
A number of different tours including ice climbing, kayaking and bird watching.