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Hofsós (GPS  65°53’47.35″N 19°24’43.06″W) is located in Northwest Iceland, situated on the east side of the fjord Skagafjörður. It has a population of 160 people. The distance from Reykjavik to Hofsos is 327 km ( 203 miles ).

Accommodation

A list of guesthouses, holiday home rentals and camping sites can be found at : (http://tjalda.is/en/hofsos/) .

Services and Leisure

Services and leisure activities include a restaurant and a swimming pool with a great view of the fjord Skagafjörður. Visitors can learn about the history of emigration of Icelanders to Canada and Brazil in the late 19th century at The Icelandic emigration center in Hofsos -(http://hofsos.is/en/the-icelandic-emigration-center/) . It is estimated that about 15000-20000 people emigrated to these areas during the years 1870 to 1914.

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