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Hofsós (Iceland)
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Coordinates 65 ° 54 ′  N , 19 ° 26 ′  W Coordinates: 65 ° 54 ′  N , 19 ° 26 ′  W
Basic data
Country Iceland


Norðurland vestra
local community Skagafjordur
Residents 142 (January 1, 2019)
The Pakkhúsið in Hofsós
The Pakkhúsið in Hofsós

Hofsós [ ˈhɔfsous ] is a village in the Icelandic municipality Skagafjörður in the Norðurland vestra region with 142 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2019). About 4 km to the south is the Gröf farm .


Hofsós is located on the east side of Skagafjörður . The Hófsá river flows into the sea here. Lake Höfðavatn is about 7 km north .


In the 15th century, Hofsós was an important trading center for merchants in the area around the fjord.

Culture and sights

Pakkhúsið is one of the oldest houses in the country in the village . Inside there is a museum that deals with the history of the so-called "Westerners", the Icelandic emigrants to the United States and Canada at the end of the 19th century. It is in cooperation with the Glaumbær Museum Farm .

There is also a museum of trade and fishing, which is located in an old warehouse at the mouth of the Hófsá.

About 4 km south of the village is the Torfkirche Gröf , which was built in the 1670s and renovated in 1953 after it fell into disrepair.


The distance to Reykjavík is 343 km and Akureyri are 133 km.


Individual evidence

  1. a b iceland.de: Hofsós and Gröf