Höfn and the Hornafjörður area are right on the southeastern corner of Iceland. The area has traditionally been one of the most isolated in Iceland, and despite improved road connections distances remain great. To the north is the rest of East Iceland, starting with Höfn's nearest neighbour Djúpivogur 100 km by the Ring Road and continuing to the East Fjords and Egilsstaðir. To the west is the south coast, the closest town to the west is Kirkjubæjarklaustur 200 km from Höfn by the Ring Road. The very adventurous and well prepared can cross Vatnajökull, into either East Iceland or the Interior but this is understandably a dangerous route.