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. Wikipedia
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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