It takes about 15 minutes to drive from Birkifell to Höfn. Höfn is a fishing town but tourism is also a major industry in the area. Lobster is fished outside the coast of Höfn and local restaurants offer variety of lobster dishes, along with other local specialities.
Few kilometers from Birkifell is Hoffellsjökull glacier, a popular stop among travelers visiting the area. Many walking routes can be find close the glacier, ideal for short and easy hikes. Driving to the Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón takes about 30-40 minutes from Birkifell and roughly one hour to Skaftafell National Park.
For further information on activities and places to visit in the area, please visit the local tourism website http://www.rikivatnajokuls.is/ferdathjonusta or visit the tourist information in Höfn, at the Glacier Museeum.
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