Vestrahorn Mountain, Höfn, East Iceland (with Map & Photos)

Vestrahorn Mountain in Iceland is a peculiar destination as it is known as the "Batman Mountain". Its totally mysterious and charming environment has made many people fall in love with it, coming to take pictures and to live the experience of contemplating a unique place in the world thanks to its igneous rock that is found on the beach.

Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland
Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland

What to do there?


In addition to enjoying the panoramic view of the Vestrahorn Mountain, you will also have other options to enjoy, including contemplating the northern lights, the best time to admire this beauty in the sky is at dawn, so you can ask for permits to camp and spend a of your best nights. Keep in mind that the most special Northern Lights are in the month of December. If you love the beach you will enjoy a lot here, since you will have a special path from it to get to East Iceland. You will have to take the one called Höfn path, and you will have at your disposal one of the best views of the mountain as well as the old farms. You will also have time to relax, since in the area, there are cafes where you can have delicious cakes.

Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland
Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland

Although there are more places that should not be left unexplored, such as the scientific-military complex that is now inactive and fenced off. In Höfn there are common pools as well as saunas where it will be a pleasure to relax, ask the protocol to follow so that they let you stay as long as you want. Usually they will force you to take a pre-shower with soap before entering and another shower after leaving.

Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland
Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland

When to go to Vestrahorn?


If you want to go in the best season of stable temperature and less cold, your months will be from May to September; But if you want to take advantage of the best Northern Lights views and winter sports, then go in December and January. It must be said that beautiful northern lights also appear in the month of September, and it all depends on the level of cloudiness in the sky. For this reason, September is the magical month par excellence, for many reasons.

Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland
Vestrahorn Mountain Iceland

How to get?


To go to Iceland, you have several airlines available, including Iceland Express, Icelandair and British Airways. A direct flight takes around 4-5 hours to arrive. The safest thing is that you travel to Höfn and once there you go by car to Vestrahorn, it is a short distance of approximately 14 kilometers, which will take you about a quarter of an hour.

What accommodation to choose in Vestrahorn?


Höfn, is one of the coolest places to find a good accommodation, among the first options, you will have the Hotel Jökull, where you will have a step away from the Vatnajökull glacier, one of the largest in Iceland. As a second accommodation option, you will also have the Guesthouse Hvammur located in Höfn next to the port, great for long walks. If you want country-style accommodation with access to a great kitchen, then you should go for "Dilksnes Guesthouse" with an excellent mountain view and ideal for relaxing in the middle of nature.

Vestrahorn Mountain Map