Þorlákshöfn Tourism, Iceland

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Þorlákshöfn is a town on the southern coast of Iceland in the Municipality of Ölfus. The town name is named after Þorlákur Helgi who was bishop at Skálholt. Its main importance is as a port as it has the only viable harbour on Iceland's southern coastline between Grindavík in the west and Höfn in the east, and it serves as one of two departure points for ferries to the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. Services include a restaurant, golf course, motocross field, sport complex and swimming pool. In 2008, a children's sport festival was held in town with over 2000 people in attendance.


Home to pretty treasures, Þorlákshöfn is Iceland's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Þorlákshöfn is Reykjavik. Take a short trip from Þorlákshöfn and set some time aside to explore the Reykjavik. Dotted with places like Geysir, Kerid, Paradisarhellir Cave; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Þorlákshöfn, you'll have to take a flight to Reykjavik; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Þorlákshöfn are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Þorlákshöfn*

  • Pollution Statistics in Þorlákshöfn

    Know the pollution level of Þorlákshöfn before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.04 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 5.61 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.43 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.57 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 2.55 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.9 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.6 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.08 (Low)
  • Þorlákshöfn: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Þorlákshöfn for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Þorlákshöfn.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.65 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.05 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.69 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.45 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.38 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 34.96 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.93 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.66 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.35 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.42 (Low)
  • Living in Þorlákshöfn - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Þorlákshöfn is 184.66 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 68.26 (High)
    • Pollution Index 14.67 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.34 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 114.87 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 64.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.79 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.83 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Þorlákshöfn

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Þorlákshöfn

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.57 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 69.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 163.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 136.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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