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Gamlabud Visitor Center

Closed Now: 09:00 - 19:00
Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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Gem of a Centre

We only popped in here to see what we might do in Hofn but we’re pleasantly surprised by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wykehams
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Winchester
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Interesting Stop

Good information on the area. Friendly employees. Nice gift shop - great selection of books and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Miso B
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Gypsum, Colorado
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Heppuvegi 1 | Port of Hornafjordur, Hofn 780, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only popped in here to see what we might do in Hofn but we’re pleasantly surprised by the historical artefacts and display on offer which was very informative and neatly laid out. We further impressed by the films on offer on the top floor...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wykehams
steinunnh0dd, Manager at Gamlabud Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here! I hope the rest of your trip in Iceland was good :)

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Good information on the area. Friendly employees. Nice gift shop - great selection of books and misc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Miso B
steinunnh0dd, Manager at Gamlabud Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello Miso Thank you so much for the review! I hope you enjoyed your say in Iceland!

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great exhibits, information center (indoor). New building, appeared to have been opened in 2005. Very clean, modern public bathrooms available free of charge on ground level. Excellent stop in beautiful Höfn.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ad794
steinunnh0dd, Manager at Gamlabud Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello Thank you so much for this kind review!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Gamlabud Vistor Center is nice as is Hofn, Iceland in general but I was and am amazed that no specific value (Attraction) assignment is made of the beautiful, interesting and enjoyable Hofn Harbor/Waterfront along Krossey....e.g, Port of Hornafjordur. If I missed it, it is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert A
steinunnh0dd, Manager at Gamlabud Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Located on the waterfront deep in the heart of Hofn, this is a great place to obtain info on the area, learn history, and get directions. Located in a former trading post it retains its historic look, but provides modern toilets in the basement, great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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steinunnh0dd, Manager at Gamlabud Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 16 July 2018

We normally use our own sources of information when visiting places. In this instance, we wanted to know more about Hofn and the surrounding area. The young man at the Visitor Center was fabulous. He first interviewed us to get an understanding of what we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SES_Traveler
steinunnh0dd, Manager at Gamlabud Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are very happy that you liked our service! I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Iceland :) -Steinunn Hödd

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Provided helpful suggestions; in a nice setting; friendly staff, in town with good hours. Worth the visit to find out about local events and sights.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Canadian079
steinunnh0dd, Manager at Gamlabud Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hello Thank you for your kind review! -Steinunn Hödd

Reviewed 1 July 2018

No staff when we visited but there is an honesty box for donations. Interesting old photos and exhibits. We’ll worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Nice visitor’s center right near the pier with helpful staff (asked for info on camping in the area), and great restroom facilities- free. (If you’ve been to Iceland, you know many places charge 200Kr to use the bathrooms) good pizza nearby too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mollydb
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We wanted to plan a couple of hikes, and the staff was immensely helpful. They gave us a wide range of possible hikes, with excellent advice (including warning which way would give us a steep ascent and a gradual descent on a loop hike) on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sergio T
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