Þorlákshöfn

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Þorlákshöfn
Town
Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Location of the Municipality of Ölfus
Location of the Municipality of Ölfus
Þorlákshöfn is located in Iceland
Þorlákshöfn
Þorlákshöfn
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 63°51′N 21°22′W / 63.850°N 21.367°W / 63.850; -21.367
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Suðurkjördæmi
Region[2] Suðurland
County Árnessýsla
Municipality Ölfus
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,490
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

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.

Notable people from Þorlákshöfn[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

Coordinates: 63°51′N 21°22′W / 63.850°N 21.367°W / 63.850; -21.367