Þorlákshöfn Tourism

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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 11.41 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 4.27 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 18.9 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.44 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3.05 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 26.22 (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 21.77 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.03 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.21 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.44 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.43 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.77 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.03 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 32.53 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.81 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.16 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.11 (Low)
  • Living in Þorlákshöfn - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Þorlákshöfn is 162.47 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.17 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.55 (High)
    • Pollution Index 13.65 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.08 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 121.48 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 66.55 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.46 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 66.21 (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 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 88.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 168.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 143.44 USD

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

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