Þorlákshöfn

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Þorlákshöfn
Town
Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Nickname(s): Höfnin
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] South Constituency
Region[2] Southern Region
Municipality Ölfus
Government
 • Mayor Gunnsteinn Ómarsson
Population (2018)
 • Total 1,651
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Post Code 815
Website www.olfus.is

Þorlákshöfn is a town on the southern coast of Iceland in the Municipality of Ölfus.

The town is named after Saint Thorlak who was a bishop at Skálholt. Its main importance is as a port as it has the only harbour on Iceland's southern coastline between Grindavík in the west and Höfn in the east. The port serves a direct weekly cargo ferry to Rotterdam, operated by faroese Smyril Line. It is also one of two departure points for ferries to the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. Services include restaurants, tourism, golf course, motocross field, camping, sport complex and a swimming pool. The town has several fish processing enterprises.

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