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Galaxy Pod Hostel

Laugavegur 172, 105 Reykjavík

Low-Budget Luxous in Central Reykjavik!

  • Enjoy the comfort and privacy of our futuristic space pods.
  • Central location, only 15 minutes walk to the city center!
  • Meet other travelers in our lounge and enjoy refreshments from the bar!
  • Prepare your own meals in our self-service kitchen.
  • You can shop for groceries in the convenience store across the street.
  • Kick back and relax in our movie room.
  • Plenty of restaurants nearby.
  • City-bus station 5 minutes walk down the street.
  • Secure lockers for luggage in all rooms.
  • Each pod has a comfortable mattress and a memory foam mattress on top.
  • Every pod has a curtain or a door for privacy.

Akureyri Backpackers, hostel

Hafnarstræti 98, 600 Akureyri

Akureyri Backpackers is a hostel, located on the main shopping street of Akureyri. We offer budget accommodation for travelers from all over the world. Our dorms are 4, 6 and 8 bedded and our private rooms host 2-3 persons. You can choose between bringing your own sleeping bag or renting a duvet wrapped in a cozy cover. All our beds come with a clean sheet and a pillow. Toilets are located on every floor and warm showers are accessible 24 hours a day. Well equiped kitchen is available for our guests. On the ground floor you will find our restaurant and booking service where you can enjoy our meals or have a drink.

Located on the main street, Akureyri Backpackers gives travelers easy access to others restaurants, cafés, bars, shops etc. The Swimming pool of Akureyri is less then 500 m away.

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Guest kitchen
  • WiFi
  • 24 hours warm showers
  • Sauna
  • Ski storage
  • Laundry services
  • Information center 
  • Lockers 
  • Free luggage storage

Reykjavik - Loft HI Hostel

Bankastræti 7, 101 Reykjavík

This highly rated eco certified hostel has been voted The Best Hostel in the World by our guests. Reykjavik - Loft HI Hostel boasts a rooftop terrace over the heart of Reykjavík, that gives you a bird's eye view point of the bustling streets, in the winter time you can even catch a glimpse of the northern lights. Choose between wide range of private rooms and dorms, each equipped with private bathroom. Linen is included.

Make yourself at home in our comfortable lounge where you can pick something out of our book swap shelves, play board games and have your drink. Facilities also include free WiFi, fully equipped guest kitchen, free luggage storage upon arrival and departure. Reykjavik - Loft HI Hostel hosts concerts and other fun & cultural events a few times a week. Such as pub quizzes, karaoke nights, swap markets, arts and crafts nights, yoga and many more. All events are free entry and welcome to all. Also, there's happy hour every day between 4PM and 7PM.

We are at the reception to help you out with anything you need; give you the local scoop on our quirky city and arrange all your excursions.

Reykjavik - Loft HI Hostel is Quality & Eco Certified Hostel, run by a non-profit organization. Our aim is to contribute towards an ethically conscious and sustainable style of travelling that increases peoples’ knowledge of their environment and cultural values in all parts of the world.

Fljótsdalur HI Hostel

Fljótshlíð, 861 Hvolsvöllur

With over 50 years history as a hostel, this former farmhouse overlooks the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Lovingly renovated, Fljótsdalur provides the perfect haven to unwind in the quiet countryside while also being a short drive from popular sights like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. The house can be considered simple by modern times- the shower is in the garden and there is no wifi. However it is impossible to get bored, with a variety of walks in the area and a collection of over 2000 books on Iceland, mostly in English.

Please note that the hostel is not bookable online and you will need to email or call to make a reservation.

In the area:

  • Fljótsdalur is just across the river from Þórsmörk, famous for it´s diverse landscape and hikes. It is also situated right at the end of the Laugavegur trail, making it the ideal place to relax after a long hike.
  • In-between Selfoss and Vik, it makes for a great evening stop.
  • Popular sights such as Skogafoss, Eyjafjallajökull and Seljavallalaug are just around the corner.


At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation.

Höfn HI Hostel

Hvannabraut 3, 780 Höfn í Hornafirði

With the North Atlantic on one side and Europe‘s largest glacier on the other, Höfn is a paradise for photographers and those simply wanting to explore. The laid-back fishing town may be small but has plenty of culture, with a selection of museums and amazing cuisine- you’ll probably notice the lobster symbols everywhere, there is a festival every summer celebrating them. With its simple interior design and spacious common facilities, Höfn HI Hostel is a perfect place to cook a good meal, play some board games and get good sleep for the next days travel.

In the area:

  • Vatnajökull National Park offers plenty of opportunities for adventure, including various glacier exploration tours, horse riding tours and spectacular hiking trails.
  • Höfn is a good starting point for a hike in Lónsöræfi, one of Iceland's best kept secrets.
  • Lounge in the Hoffell hot tubs carved in stone, and look out on the view of the glacier. 

Volcano Huts Þórsmörk

Húsadalur Þórsmörk via Road no. F 249 ,

Volcano Huts Þórsmörk

Volcano Huts are located in the Þórsmörk nature reserve in Iceland, situated in the Húsadalur valley, between towering glaciers and volcanoes. The area can best be described as a hiker's paradise where you will find endless hiking trails that lead you through beautiful, volcanic landscapes. Here you will experience Icelandic nature at its best and meet interesting people that share your passion for nature and adventure.

Accommodation and other services can be booked through our website  

Services at the Volcano Huts

Accommodation: Volcano Huts of fer accommodation in small cottages, shared mountain hut dormitories, private bedrooms, glamorous glamping tents and camping grounds surrounded by unique volcanic nature.

Restaurant : The LavaGrill is the heart of the Volcano Huts and offers rich and hearty meals made from local Icelandic ingredients. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, cakes and coffee. We can also send you off with a packed lunch. The bar offers a selection of local beers and other drinks.

Things to do: Most people come for the endless hiking trails in and around Thorsmork , while others come for a short stop and a meal at the LavaGrill. We offer access to a natural shallow pool and sauna, which are included in the accommodation. We have something for all ages, so everyone should find something to do.

Hiking trails: Some people choose to go on shorter walks and return to Volcano Huts in the afternoon, while others may venture deeper into the mountains on their way along the Laugavegur hiking trail, which connects Thorsmörk and the Landmannalaugar area or perhaps hiking in between two glaciers while hiking the Fimmvörðurháls trail.

How to get here: The best way to g et here is by bus, as you will have to cross big rivers on the way. You can take the bus from Reykjavik or at one of the several designated bus stops on Road1. Further information on how to get here is available on our website.

For further information and bookings, please visit our website , send us an email or call us on +354 419 4000.

Glamping single/double - 16

rooms - single / double - 14

cottages - for 4 pers. - 8

Cabin dorms - 34 beds

Camping 100 +


Skarð, 760 Breiðdalsvík

Please contact for further information.


Laugar í Sælingsdal, 371 Búðardalur

Dalahotel is a family owned hotel located in a beautiful, quiet valley, only 1 km from highway 60. The place is famous for its antiquity, Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir lived there, who was one of the main characters in Icelanders' Sagas. The hotel is located at the foot of a mountain where you can enjoy untouched nature with a number of hiking trails suitable for everyone. At the end of the day you can relax in the hot tubs and swimming pool, where the hot water is obtained from a borehole that is located in the hotel building area. 

Reykjavik - Dalur HI Hostel

Sundlaugavegur 34, 105 Reykjavík

Newly renovated and comfortable hostel in Laugardalur Park, next to the city's largest geothermal pool and Reykjavík Campsite. Excellent facilities for groups of all sizes, families and individuals alike. It is only 3 km from the city center, which is easily reachable by foot, bike or bus #14.

Choose between wide range of private rooms and 4-6 bedded dorms, most are equipped with private bathroom. Linen is included.

Our cozy family friendly Dalur Cafe has local food, craft beer and some great coffee with homemade cakes. There is free WIFI all over and fully equipped kitchens.

As our guests you have complemantary access to laundry facilities.

Reykjavik - Dalur HI Hostel offers free luggage storage upon arrival and departure. Dalur hostel – cafe – bar hosts various events a few times a month, such as swap markets, arts and crafts nights, concerts and many more. All events are free entry and welcome to all. Also there´s happy hour every day between 5PM and 6PM.

We are at the reception to help you out with anything you need; give you the local scoop on our quarky city and arrange your excursions, with pick-up as well as free parking.

Reykjavik - Dalur HI Hostel is Quality & Eco Certified Hostel, run by a non-profit organization. Our aim is to contribute towards an ethically conscious and sustainable style of travelling that increases peoples’ knowledge of their environment and cultural values in all parts of the world. 

Korpudalur HI Hostel

Kirkjuból í Korpudal, 426 Flateyri

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the West Fjords, Korpudalur is a former farmhouse that has been in the family for generations. Protected from the weather by the snow-capped mountains that surround it, the hostel and campsite provides the ulimate way to get away from it all. The basin is also a great enviroment for wildlife to thrive, with lush green wetland home to many species of waterfowl as well as eagles. Curl up with a book in the lounge or take on one of the many hikes in the area- the choice is yours. The former barnhouse is also available for hire and provides a great venue for parties, weddings and cinema nights.

In the area:

  • There are many hiking routes, with maps available at the hostel as well as on the app WAPP.
  • Korpudalur is a good base for many towns in the area including Ísafjörður, Súðavík and Flateyri. Ísafjörður is the largest settlement in the West Fjords and features many museums and Súðavík hosts the Arctic Fox Centre.
  • The nearest fjord- Önundarfjordur- has a white sand beach, a rarity in Iceland.
  • Dynjandi waterfall is also a 35 minute drive away- the largest waterfall in the West Fjords, the name means ´thundering´. 

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation. 

Húsavík Green Hostel

Vallholtsvegur 9, 640 Húsavík

 Húsavík Green Hostel is a sustainably and eco-friendly run accommodation with the cozy atmosphere of a former home. It offers a fully equipped kitchen, a roomy lounge and various rooms, including the budget friendly bunk beds in dorms and the more private single or double rooms. The minimum stay is two nights but various discounts are offered when booking directly. 

Located in a side-road in the heart of Húsavík, all services including the bus stop to and from Reykjavík are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. Húsavík harbor and all whale watching and whale related activities are only a stone’s throw away. 

Húsavík is a key destination of the scenic Arctic Coast Way and the Diamond Circle with its amazing natural wonders.  

  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Fully equipped kitchen 
  • Shared bathrooms 
  • Separate dining and communal area
  • Garden and Terrace
  • BBQ Grill
  • Free parking

March 1 - November 30

Selfoss Hostel

Austurvegur 28, 800 Selfoss

Selfoss Hostel is in an old remodelled house in the centre of town. It has 1-4 persons rooms without private facilities, well equipped guest kitchen, laundromat for guests. The patio is a great place to sit down and relax with a nice cup of coffee and write those postcards.

Breakfast is served at the Hostel, you can also purchase a take-away lunchbox and coffee and cakes at the Hostel’s café. The receptionists are a fountain of knowledge and can assist you with your questions, as well as booking daytours in the area.

Selfoss is a lovely town of around 6000 inhabitants situated in the south of Iceland. It is conveniently located by road no. 1, a perfect stop for those who are travelling inland to Gullfoss and Geysir or the highlands, for those who want to explore the south shore or those continuing onwards on the main road. The municipal swimming pool is great, with several hot tubs, sauna and a slide.

The town is on the banks of Ölfusá river and an evening walk on the riverbanks is a great idea, and if you are into golf there is a nice 9 hole course on the outskirts of town. Mt Ingólfsfjall is close by and makes for a good hike, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the plains of South Iceland to the mountains to the north and east and all the way to the Westman Islands off the coast. In town you can also visit the Art Museum and the church which has beautiful stained glass windows.

Sunnuhóll Hostel

Vestmannabraut 28, 900 Vestmannaeyjar

The Westman Islands are a group of 15-18 islands. The biggest one is Heimaey which is the only one inhabited with a population of 4.400. The islanders have their own traditional culture, like bird hunting, egg collecting and cliff rappelling.

In January 1973 an eruption began in Heimaey and lasted until early July. The ash ruined and buried almost 400 buildings. Shortly after the eruption came to an end 2000 of the 5300 people, who had lived in Heimaey before the natural disaster, moved back. The remains of the eruption are among the island´s most fascinating historical locales. Celebrating that 30 years have passed since the eruption a project has been started which is called the Pompei of the North. It is about saving the remains of the eruption and make them more accessible; including digging up 7-10 houses which disappeared under ashes.

The hostel is located in the towns centre and all services are close by. The reception is located in Hotel Thorshamar (the house next door) and is open from 7am to 11pm.

Please contact for price list and booking information.

Midgard Adventure

Dufþaksbraut 14, 860 Hvolsvöllur

Midgard Adventure

Midgard Adventure is a Tour Operator & Travel Agency that delivers authentic experiences with local,highly experienced guides. We offer day tours and multi-day trips, either in small groups or private, to both popular and well off-the-beaten path locations. At Midgard Base Camp which is located in Hvolsvöllur, the heart of South Iceland, unique accommodation, a stunning rooftop hot tub and a lively restaurant and bar awaits you.

What separates us?

  • We are a small family-owned and operated business with a high service level

  • Our team consists of local mountaineers that all share a passion for adventure and sustainable travel

  • The service is always very personal and the experience is truly authentic

  • With us you will connect with locals and create profound memories that last a lifetime

Day Tours
We offer various kinds of day tours: highlands tours, super jeep tours, wilderness hikes, bike tours, sightseeing tours and glacier tours. Our most popular summer tours are Þórsmörk Super Jeep, Þórsmörk Hike and Landmannalaugar Day Tour. Our most popular winter tours are Þórsmörk Super Jeep, Meet Eyjafjallajökull and Midgard Surprise.

Multi Day Trips
We offer multi-day trips ranging from 2-8 days. But we can also customise multi-day trips at any length of time. Our most popular summer trip is the 4-Day Iceland Adventure Package where you experience awe-inspiring landscapes of South Iceland along with fun and exciting activities. Our most popular winter trip is the 4-Day Northern Lights Adventure. This is the perfect itinerary for a winter break with the flexibility needed for winter travel in Iceland. Both of these tours combine the whole Midgard all-in-one concept as the guests accommodate and dine at Midgard Base Camp. 

Private tours and tailor-made itineraries
We offer both private tours and tailor-made adventures. You tell us what you would like to do and we design an itinerary customized around your wants, desires and budget. We will gladly cover the most popular destinations but our expertise lies in our ability to go off-the-beaten path. You will get inside access to hidden places that you will not find in tourist books.

Family Vacations
We love organising family trips to Iceland. All our services are very much personalised, so don’t expect any standard e-mails. Tell us about your family and your interests and we will use our knowledge to design a memorable trip that suits your family. A trip that will include the must-see popular sights and also off-the-beaten path trips where you will experience the authentic and raw Iceland, the real Iceland – far away from other tourists.

Other services
We also organise incentive trips, events and itineraries for educational groups. Check out our homepage for sample itineraries.

Do you need accommodation?
At Midgard Base Camp you will find hotel and hostel style accommodation, restaurant and a bar. Midgard’s location is superb to explore all the major attractions in South Iceland as well as the “off the beaten path” highlands. The atmosphere is relaxed and the friendly ambience is unique. All guests get exclusive access to the rooftop hot tub and sauna.

Interesting links

Midgard Adventure Website

Why book with Midgard Adventure?

Midgard Base Camp Website

Midgard Restaurant Website

Midgard Videos

Midgard Adventure on Facebook

Midgard Base Camp on Facebook

@MidgardAdventure on Instagram

@Midgard.Base.Camp on Instagram


Country Dream Guesthouse

Langholt 2, 801 Selfoss

Country Dream - Langholt 2 offers accommodation in Laugardælir. Free private parking is available on site.
A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a CD player are offered. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. Enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out at the mountain or garden. Country Dream - Langholt 2 features free WiFi throughout the property.
You will find a shared lounge at the property.
You can engage in various activities, such as golfing and hiking. Reykj
avík Domestic Airport is 54 km away.

Vagnsstadir HI Hostel

Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði

We opened another hostel at Vagnsstadir in the summer of 2017.  15 rooms with private bathrooms with breakfast included.  No cooking facilities.

Reykhólar HI Hostel

Reykhólar Hostel Álftaland, 380 Reykhólahreppur

Located in a small village on the edge of the West Fjords, Reykholar HI Hostel faces Breiðafjörður bay with it‘s thousands of small islands teeming with wildlife. The house was built in 1947 for an experimental research station, making it a piece of history in itself. Enjoy a walk in the low birch forest surrounding Reykhólar then relax in the private hostel hot tub and sauna. An excellent place to venture on day trips to Rauðisandur, Látrabjarg and other must-see wonders of area.

In the area:

  • Learn about Icelandic salt production at the Norðursalt factory, where they combine two forces of nature: geothermal energy and the Arctic Ocean.
  • See the endless red sands of Rauðisandur beach and how its colour changes with the weather.
  • Drive to Látrabjarg, the westernmost point of Iceland (and arguably Europe). It is Europe‘s largest seabird cliff and home to puffins, razorbills and many others. On the way, stop by Hnjótur folk museum with it´s collection of fishing boats and historic airplanes.

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation. 

Lækur Hostel

Laugarnesvegur 74 a, 105 Reykjavík

Our guesthouse has private rooms with shared bathrooms, kitchen and living area. Towels and linen are included and complementary access to laundry facilities. Our gastro pub is family friendly, has fairly priced local food, speciality coffee and tea and craft beers. Lively with lots of social activities, events and local customers.

Efra-Sel Home

Efra-Sel, 845 Flúðir

Featuring a terrace, Efra-Sel Home has accommodations in Fludir with free WiFi and garden views. This self-catered vacation home features a garden and free private parking.

The vacation home has a patio, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a hot tub.

At Efra-Sel Home guests are welcome to use a hot tub.

We also operate a restaurant, Kaffi-Sel, next door to the house, see this website:

The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 107.8 km from the accommodation.

We speak your language!

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Lava Hostel

Hjallabraut 51, 220 Hafnarfjörður

Lava Hostel offers a low-price accommodation in Hafnarfjörður a town known for elves and Vikings. In this great atmosphere, we offer rooms for up to eight people, a sleeping bag dorm for larger groups and a campsite. Guests are welcome to use our Wi-fi, laundry facility, kitchen and dining area. Lava Hostel is only 20 minutes drive from Reykjavik city center and in a walking distance from the center of Hafnarfjörður.

Lava Hostel is surrounded with Lava and nature, located next to a public park. The hostel is close to bus stops, shops, restaurants, museums, swimming pool, fly bus stops and various activities. If your mind is torn between the city life and the quiet nature Lava Hostel is the place for you. We offer you the best of both worlds.

If you are looking for a family friendly campsite near Reykjavik, Hafnarfjörður Camping is the place for you. The campsite is close to shops, restaurants, swimming pool and many tourist activities. Bus stops for the city bus and fly bus are nearby. The airport is 30 minutes drive away. We are situated in a beautiful green park surrounded by lava near the town center of Hafnarfjörður. However, downtown Reykjavik is only a 20 minutes drive away, so you still remain close to the action. Facilities include access to WC, showers, hot and cold water, laundry facility as well as internet, kitchen and a dining area located in Lava hostel. Electricity can be rented for campervans for a small fee.

Lava hostel and Hafnarfjörður camping is run by Hraunbúar scouts.

Sæberg HI Hostel

Reykjaskóli, Hrútafjörður, 500 Staður

Halfway between Reykjavík and Akureyri, you will find Sæberg Hostel located just 1 km off highway no. 1 in Hrútafjörður. Set in a renovated farmhouse by the sea, Sæberg Hostel is one of the HI network of hostels in Iceland and is ideal for those looking for a peaceful countryside setting to reload the batteries away from the hustle and bustle of the world.

Guests can relax in the hostel’s outdoor hot tub, which is heated with the geothermal water from the local hot spring. The more active ones can explore walking paths along the shore and up to the moor to enjoy the wild bird life which includes the usual suspects such as Eider and Arctic Tern (in season) as well as less common ones such as the Great Northern Diver or even the White-tailed Eagle. Within walking distance of the hostel, guests can find the local historical museum with popular exhibitions that uncover the daily life of past generations in the area.

Apart from guestrooms accommodating 2-6 people, cottages with self-contained kitchen facilities and toilets, accommodating 4-5 people each, can also be rented at the hostel. A camping ground is also located near the hostel.

Guests should note that the next grocery shops and restaurants are located 15 km away from the hostel. It is therefore advisable to arrive equipped with food supplies, especially if travelling without a car. Guests arriving at the hostel by bus should indicate Reykir as the name of their destination. 

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation. 

Hafaldan HI Hostel / Harbour Building

Ránargata 9, 710 Seyðisfjörður

Nestled in the mountainous landscape of the Eastfjords, Seyðisfjörður is a true gem of a town with colorful little houses and a vibrant arts community.

Hafaldan Harbour Hostel was established in 1975 and nestles on the north side of the Seyðisfjörður fjord with an amazing view from the dining area. Rooms are small & cozy with washbasin in every room. Very authentic hostel with a lot of charm. Bed linen and towels are always included in the stay. The Harbour is Ideal for those who seek basic & budget accommodation.

Hafaldan Harbour hostel offers very good common facilities. Self Catering Kitchen, Laundry facilities & Free Wi-Fi. 

For best prices & easy adjustments of your booking - book directly through our website,

We look forward to seeing you in Seydisfjordur!

Vik HI Hostel

Suðurvíkurvegur 5, 870 Vík

Welcome to Vík HI Hostel!

The Vík HI hostel is offers some of the best accommodation in the area, weather you are travelling on a budget or want some home-y comfort in a cosy, comfortable place. You can choose a dorm room or a private room, and just recently we opened two cottage. Guests can use the kitchen and dining room for all their needs, rent a bike to explore the area, enjoy a free, Wi-Fi connexion and much more!

The hostel also offers a delicious breakfast buffet with dozens of home-made and local products such as waffles, rhubarb jam and smoked trout, as well as eggs from the hostel chickens. The owners received the "Green hostel" distinction from Hosteling International and are working constantly to improve energy efficiency, recycling habits and the protection of nature in and around the hostel.

The Vík hostel staff will be happy to inform you about the area and can also take you on a number of wonderful hiking tours in Vík and the surroundings.

Eiðar - Hostel & Apartments

Hraungarður 2, 701 Egilsstaðir

Eiðar - Hostel & Apartments

Eiðar - Hostel & Apartments is a newly renovated and conveniently located accommodation in the historic village of Eiðar, offering an ideal starting point for exploring the natural beauty and culture of Northeast Iceland. The hostel is situated only 13 km from Egilsstaðir.

The hostel offers 26 newly renovated rooms with shared bathroom facilities and a fully equipped communal kitchen.

Access to the building is very easy, with plenty of parking available. Each room is equipped with a wash basin, a flat-screen TV, and high-speed internet.

Check-in and check-out are contactless, and guests receive a code to access their rooms.

Eiðar - A historic place

The story of Eiðar goes back a long way, with the earliest known mention of Eiðar in the saga of Droplaugarson dating back to around the year 1000. However, it was on June 20th 1881, that it was decided to establish an agricultural school in Eastern Iceland for 24 students. A suitable land was found for the school, and the decision was made to invest in Eiðar.

The Eiðar church was included with the land, and in 1886 it was decided to rebuild the church and restore it to its former glory. Throughout the 20th century, the Eiðar church was renovated and still stands today next to Eiðar - Hostel & Apartments.

In 1917, it was decided that Eiðar School would become a public school for Eastern Iceland and would be the first of its kind in Iceland, i.e. the first public school established by law, owned and operated by the government. The first school session at Eiðar School took place on October 20th, 1919, and it operated until 1995. The Egilsstaðir College took over the school's operations in 1995 for three years until the school was finally closed down in Eiðar.

For a long time, Eiðar was a small but lively town, with a diverse social life, sports, and a vibrant music scene. Eiðar School played a significant and prominent role in the cultural history of Eastern Iceland, spanning over a century, or until 1998, when the school finally closed its doors.

Student Hostel

Hringbraut 29, 101 Reykjavík
Student Hostel offer private rooms with shared and private bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen on each floor. Student hostel is located in central Reykjavik and is open to everyone during the summer months! The hostel is within a short walking distance from downtown Reykjavik and it‘s shopping street Laugavegur as well as the main landmarks in Reykjavik, i.e. Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa and the Pearl (Perlan). Student hostel is on campus at the University of Iceland, with various service such as the University Bookstore, Bookstore Café, Háma (canteen) and the Student Cellar (bar).

Akureyri Hostel

Stórholt 1, 603 Akureyri

Akureyri HI Hostel has been a part of the Hostelling International since it opened 1967. The Hostel has been run by the same family for all these years and they all share the same passion for the Hostel, to welcome travelers from all over the world and make them feel comfortable and enjoying their stay.

Accommodation Information

The Hostel offers different types of rooms; mixed dorm rooms, single room, twin with and without bath, and group / family rooms for three to six persons. Two fantastic summerhouses in the garden, each house has kitchen, living room and bathroom, each can accommodating eight persons (twin room, four person room and upstairs two beds) plus hot tub is included in the price. We also have a small cabin with three beds, toilet and a sink.

All rooms include; reading light over every bed, table & chairs, mirror, TV, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and pillows & duvets. All rooms come with access to two kitchens that are well equipped for cooking and good dining rooms. There is a TV room with tables, chairs and a sofa.

We offer sleeping bag accommodation, bed linen can be provided and made up beds.

Laundry is possible at the hostel.

There is a big outside area with tables, chairs and BBQ.

Akureyri HI Hostel is located in the center of the town, conveniently close to the city center. All places needed are in a walking distance; 10 min walk to the city center, 5 min walk to Glerártorg shopping center, 1 min walk to Bónus supermarket (the cheapest in Akureyri), 5 min to a bakery and 7 min to local’s favorite restaurant. Most of other main attractions of the town are within walking distance.

In Akureyri there are city buses that are for free. They go past the Hostel every hour.

Akureyri H.I. Hostel is the perfect place to stay on to visit all the pearls that mother nature offers in the North, like Lake Mývatn which is known for its natural beauty – landscape, animals and bird life, Goðafoss one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, Dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Húsavík known as the whale watching town, Ásbyrgi an enclosed canyon, about 3,5 km long and 1,1 km wide, surrounded by cliffs which reach as high as 100 m. Skagafjörður where rafting can be done, Grímsey where people get the change to step over the polar circle line and see all the beautiful bird life. And many other pearls that north Iceland has to offer.

Highland Base - Kerlingarfjöll

F347, 801 Selfoss

Highland Base was conceived as the staging ground for epic adventures deep in the highlands of central Iceland. A year-round oasis of warmth and comfort, this remote outpost accommodates all levels of hospitality. With a campground, hostel huts, dormitory beds, upscale rooms, luxury suites, private lodges, thermal baths, and a cozy restaurant, Highland Base is a first-of-its-kind highland resort.

Located at the edge of the majestic Kerlingarfjöll mountain range, the destination is a thrillseeker’s paradise, offering a vast array of guided and unguided adventures. While the experiences are seasonal, the excitement is timeless. In summer, hiking and mountain biking bring you face-to-face with the mountainscape's geothermal valleys and breathtaking panoramas. In winter, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, and snowmobiling set you free to explore the untamed wilderness. And when you return to Highland Base from a day of adventuring, you'll always find a warm and welcoming refuge—a place to relax, reflect, and recharge.

Hlíð Travel Service

Hraunbrún, 660 Mývatn

Hlid offers different kind of accommodation:

Guesthouse / Hraunbrún: Sleeping bag accommodation in four beds rooms without private bathroom.  Shared well equipped kitchen, dining room, wc and showers.

Small huts: Private huts - 6 huts, 5  9m2 each with two beds, facilites - wc and kitchen available 50m away. 

Big huts-Apartments:  Summer houses - 50m2, sleeping 6 persons in 2 bedrooms and a sleeping attic, bathroom, kitchen and a livingroom with beautiful vista over the Mývatn area.

Hotel rooms:  Guesthouse - 9 double rooms with private facilities. Small lounge for making tea and coffee all day.

Camping place:  The Hlíð camping is conveniently located on the northern shore of lake Mývatn, by the village of Reykjahlid. It´s only 5 minutes walk from the Tourist info and supermarket. From the camping there is fantastic view over the lake and the lavafield. We offer good facilities for tents and trailers and electricity is accessible. Warm showers are free of charge for guests and laundry service is available as well.

Hlid offers all kinds of entertainment, such as bike rental, playground for children and barbeque.  It´s perfect  to rent a bike for the day and ride around the lake. The distance is 37km, mostly flat road, with great views of the area, lake and birds. There is also the possibility of hiking in the area. There are many different trails, for short or longer walks. We provide you all necessary information for these hikes. There is an information center for tourists in the area that is well worth visiting. There is also a swimming pool, nature baths, golf course , cafés, restaurants and bars.



Hafnargata 4, 340 Stykkishólmur

Sjávarborg is a guesthouse and cafe located next to the beautiful harbor in Stykkishólmur. Offering twin, double, single and family rooms. Breakfast at the cafe or prepare your own meals at the guest kitchen. 

Bus Hostel Reykjavík

Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík
Bus Hostel Reykjavik - is a lively and modern hostel recently renovated (June 2023) that resides on the floors above Reykjavik Terminal. Most popular transfers and tours start and arrive at Bus Hostel / Reykjavik Terminal with no additional cost, that's super convenient!! Bus Hostel Reykjavik is the capitals main tourism transportation hub, connecting the city to Keflavík International Airport, Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon as well as the most popular day tours! Bus Hostel Reykjavik houses Airport Direct, the official transport partner for Keflavík InternationalAirport. Transfers to and from Keflavík Airport run 24/7, every day, all year round, meeting every departing and incoming flights. Destination Blue Lagoon, the official transport partner of the world famous spa, operates their transfers directly from Bus Hostel Reykjavik, connecting travellers with the Blue Lagoon from both Reykjavík City and Keflavík Airport. Transfers run every day, all year round and follow the seasonal opening times of the Blue Lagoon. Reykjavik Sightseeing and Gray Line, one of Iceland's leading day tour companies are also operating their tours from Bus Hostel Reykjavik. You can book your next adventure from the most popular Golden Circle tour to the fantastic adventures South and West Iceland has to offer from Bus Hostel Reykjavik Reykjavik Reception at no extra cost, including northern lights tours, glacier excursions, Sky lagoon transportations and many more. SmartBus operates shuttle connections to Bus Hostel Reykjavik for pick up and drop off services to and from all main hotels and guesthouses in central Reykjavik. Bus Hostel Reykjavik offers a selection of local beers on tap, happy hour everyday from 17:00 to 21:00, sports events, board games, private accommodations and shared dorms. Bus Hostel Reykjavik is the perfect place to sit down with fellow travellers, meet new people and get local travel advices from our staff. We are the connection to your next adventure! With Free WiFi access, Bus Hostel Reykjavik - Reykjavik Terminal is 700 metres from Perlan Museum - Wonders of Iceland and the Saga Museum. Facilities include one shared kitchen, shared bathroom facilities, two patio access. We offer private rooms and note that all rooms include secure lockers. Bed linen and bed covers included. Bar and a lounge on site. The 24-hour front desk assistance available everyday.

Bakki HI Hostel & Apartments

Eyrargata 51-53, 820 Eyrarbakki

Located in the quaint seaside town of Eyrarbakki, your gateway to the Golden Circle and the South Coast. Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir National Park, the famous Blue Lagoon, and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss are all less than an hour away, and so is downtown Reyjavík. 

Just steps away from the seaside path that runs the length of this quaint, authentically Icelandic town. Far from big-city lights, this is an ideal spot for watching the northern lights in wintertime. Spectacular sunsets over the sea are on offer all year round. It is also just a short walk from the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence"-winning restaurant Rauða Húsið (The Red House).

The three spacious, fully-equipped apartments provide all modern conveniences and each sleep up to four. The brand-new hostel has 36 bunks in 4 dorm rooms with shared kitchen and bathrooms. Linen is included with all stays. Free WiFi and parking is available for all guests. Smart TVs are found in all apartments and in the hostel common areas and feature a  A convenience store is located just next-door at the fuel station.

Eyrarbakki is a small town with fewer than 600 residents, but don’t let its small size fool you! You can enjoy horse riding on Eyrarbakki’s black sand beach or kayaking on the sea. The coast near Eyrarbakki is also a popular spot for surfing, believe it or not! There are a range of activities on offer in and around Eyrarbakki, as we can help you discover it. You can see more at or simply ask us!

Please contact for prices and booking information.

Hafaldan HI hostel, Old hospital building

Suðurgata 8, 710 Seyðisfjörður

Seyðisfjörður – Hafaldan HI hostel is located in the towns centre in the historic old hospital.

The hostel offers great common facilities, self-catering kitchen with everything needed for preparing a good meal. There is even a lovely little "SPA" where guests can enjoy a sauna and relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Free to use for everyone staying in the hostel. Different types of rooms are available and can fit single travellers, families, couples or group of friends.

If you like to feel inspired by beautiful design, meet people & share experiences... then the Old Hospital hostel is your spot in Seyðisfjörður.

For best prices & easy adjustments of your booking - book directly through our website !

Midgard Base Camp

Dufþaksbraut 14, 860 Hvolsvöllur

Located in the heart of South Iceland, Midgard is the centre for authentic adventure travel. Midgard Base Camp offers unique accommodation with an exclusive access to a rooftop hot tub and sauna. Of course, there is also a restaurant and bar, open to everyone. Midgard Adventure, a tour operator & travel agency, is also located in the same building. All the staff is well educated and are experts of the area, always willing to help out planning and optimizing our guests itineraries.

Excellent location
Midgard’s location is superb to explore all the major attractions in South Iceland as well as the off-the-beaten path highlands. The atmosphere is relaxed and the ambience is super friendly. The Midgard team is always ready to assist you with your travel plans and give you local advice.

Hostel and hotel style accommodation
Midgard offers both bunk beds and private rooms (double or family). The bunk beds are uniquely designed with top quality mattresses, privacy curtains, bedside lights, electricity, lockable drawers and blackout blinds. In total we have 62 beds.

Delicious food 
Midgard Restaurant offers “FEEL GOOD FOOD” that enriches the mind and body. It serves food based on the Icelandic heritage in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. The chefs focus on offering produce from the local community. All diets are catered for, vegetarian and vegan as well as meat and fish eaters. 

Superb facilities
All guests have exclusive access to Midgard’s rooftop sauna and hot tub where you can enjoy the view of Eyjafjallajökull icecap and volcano which became famous in 2010 when its eruption had global impact. During winter you might experience the magical Northern lights and during the summer months you can enjoy the mesmerizing midnight sun. Our communal area is big and perfect to relax and mingle after a day out exploring. Other facilities include: a small guest kitchen, laundry machine, a drying cabinet, outside terrace, high speed WI-FI in all the building and plenty of free parking.

Raw and trendy design
Midgard is located on the outskirts of Hvolsvöllur town in a former industrial building with unobstructed scenic views to the mountains and Eyjafjallajökull icecap. The design was done in collaboration with HAF studio, a creative young Icelandic design team. The building was changed into a modern centre with a trendy, cozy feel. The rawness of the building was kept and elements from nature and adventure travel were incorporated into the design. 

Midgard’s story
Midgard in the Norse Mythology is the name for “the world” inhabited by humans.

The story of the Midgard family goes back to 2010 when Midgard Adventure was founded. A few years in the tour operating business the idea of a Base Camp was born. The Midgard family wanted to create a friendly place with a family feel - an extension to our homes. A place to unwind, relax, eat good food, mingle and make new friends. We wanted to spend more time with the guests after the tours and that’s how the idea of Base Camp was born.

There is always something going on at Midgard Base Camp. Check Midgard Base Camp Facebook page for upcoming events. Daily happy hour at the bar from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Midgard Adventure
Midgard Adventure – a tour operator and travel agency is also based under the same roof at Midgard. Join us for a day tour to Þórsmörk or a multi-day tour to the highlands. 

Interesting links

Midgard Base Camp Website

Midgard Restaurant Website

Midgard Adventure Website

Midgard Videos

Midgard Base Camp on Facebook

Midgard Adventure on Facebook

@Midgard.Base.Camp on Instagram

@MidgardAdventure on Instagram


Kópasker HI Hostel

Akurgerði 7, 670 Kópasker

Away from the beaten track of the ring road, Kópasker is the gateway to the remote northeast wilds where nature is abundant and the arctic circle is within breathing distance. The small but friendly town overlooks the Icelandic ocean and is located on the Merlakkaslétta peninsula, one Iceland’s most undiscovered bird watching hotspots. Kópasker HI Hostel offers accommodation in two buildings with shared bathrooms and kitchen and has a cozy common room with thousands of classical music CDs- the perfect soundtrack for looking out to the sea. The host is very knowledgable with information for the area and laundry is available with no extra charge subject to availability.  

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation.

In the area:

  • Þingeyjarsýsla Folk Museum presents an unique collection of local objects from the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • One hour drive from the Arctic Henge, located in the northernmost settlement of mainland Iceland.
  • A short drive away is the valley of Ásbyrgi, a horse-shoe shaped canyon with many hiking routes. A two day hike connects this to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
  • Kópasker is the perfect base for many attractions in the area such as Húsavík and lake Myvatn.


Hotel Laugarvatn

Dalbraut 10, 840 Laugarvatn
Perfect location, right at the Golden Circle, a well equipped and spacious Hotel. Hotel Laugarvatn offers comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. Our hotel has 30 rooms that sleep up to 80 people in single, double or family rooms, restaurant and a living room. All our rooms have private bathrooms and Free Wifi is available for our guests.

Ósar Hostel

Vatnsnes, 531 Hvammstangi

Osar is located on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, 25 km north of road no. 1. In the recent years the hostel has been completely renovated.Ósar ocean beach is full of life. Seals abound and also eider ducks and other birds, and the rock Hvítserkur, which resembles a prehistoric Dinosaur, is within walking distance from the Hostel. 

The unspoiled nature, peaceful environment and a variety of recreation opportunities makes Ósar an ideal stop in an Iceland tour. In only about 5 min walk you are in unusually close contact with nature. Here guests can see a number of different birds and one of Iceland´s biggest colonies of seals , swimming only a few meters from the beach.  
A superb place for nature lovers

Hótel Stuðlagil & Stuðlagil INN

Skjöldólfsstaðaskóli, 701 Egilsstaðir

Broddanes HI Hostel

Broddanesskóli, 510 Hólmavík

Once upon a time school, now small friendly family-owned hostel. Broddanes is perched on a scenic peninsula on the edge of the West Fjords. It is a true nature lover’s paradise away from it all. With 180-degree windows, bird watchers don’t even have to leave the comfort of the common room to spot ducks, terns, puffins and other birds in the area. Seals can also be spotted swimming by the shore and the bird hide created from driftwood is the perfect place to enjoy the midnight sun. For those more adventurous, the hostel offers kayaks for hire to get up close to the animals that perch on the small cay just a few meters from your door.

The hostel is located on road no. 68, about 240 km away from Reykjavík and about 35 km south of Hólmavík. Coming from Reykjavík you turn off road no. 1 just north of Staðarskáli in Hrútafjörður and drive 75 km along road no. 68. No food service is at the hostel and next food store is in Hólmavík

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation

Book with HI Hostels - Broddanes

START Hostel

Lindarbraut 637, Ásbrú, 235 Reykjanesbær

Start Hostel is a spacious hostel located on Lindarbraut 637 in Ásbrú, Reykjanes, just an 8-minute drive from the International airport in Keflavik.

The accommodation:

Start Hostel offers a relaxing environment in spacious double/twin rooms, triple, quadruple and family rooms with private bathrooms, and good blinders. Dorm rooms have private lockers.
All our rooms have made-up beds including towels.
We also offer our guest´s a well-equipped guest kitchen and spacious sitting room. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day.
Start Hostel is an ideal accommodation for families. We have a children´s playground across the street.

The service:

Free wireless internet.

The ideal place to stay on arrival and also on departure is to get a good night's sleep for an early flight.

Start hostel is a proud partner of the Nap and go - safety project. Contact us directly for special Nap&go offers and availability.

The Start hostel staff is always willing and available for information and to assist you to organise your stay.

Reception is open at all hours.

Hafnarstræti Hostel

Hafnarstræti 99-101, 600 Akureyri

Hafnarstræti Hostel is a modern Hostel located in the heart of Akureyri, to be precised in the main shopping street. We offer Pod cabins including a smart tv, a safe for valuables and more. With each Pod is a locker for luggage included.

With us you will get free access to internet and you are able to park your car for free in a parkingspace close by. 

The Pod’s are two sizes 100cmx200cm, for one person, 160cmx200cm, for two persons. The Pod’s are lined up in a few separate hallways to keep privacy for our clients. 

We offer a comfortable combined space with a pool table and cozy sofa’s, there guest have the possibility to meet and greet other travelers from Iceland or other countries.

We last but certainly not least have 10 bathrooms with a showers for our guests. 

By the reception is a dining room along with a kitchen with everything our guests could possibly need to prepare their food. Included in our price is a breakfast buffet from 7-9 in the morning. 

Our Hostel is a brilliant way for people who are traveling around Iceland and in the Akureyri area to pay less and enjoy more of what beautiful Akureyri has to offer.

  • Bedsheets included
  • Towel for rent
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen for our guests
  • Common room
  • Showers
  • Lockers 
  • TV with Chromecast in every capsule

Húsavík Cape Hotel

Höfði 24, 640 Húsavík

Húsavík Cape Hotel offers a backpackers option under the name Húsavík Hostel. If you are traveling on a budget, you have found the right place.

Our hostel was founded in 2011 and it is part of Cape Hotel. It is an ideal accommodation option for young backpackers as well as for couples and families. We offer beds in a 5 beds dorm, family rooms, double and single rooms.

The staff is happy to provide tourist information and guests can receive discounts on whale watching tickets.

To book your hostel accommodation at Húsavík Cape Hotel contact us directly.

Kex Hostel

Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík

Housed in an old biscuit factory in downtown Reykjavik (KEX is the Icelandic word for “biscuit” ) and furnished with salvaged materials and found objects from various places, KEX is an organic concept blending a vintage industrial feel with an eclectic, contemporary touch.

More than just a hostel at KEX you will find a variety of dorms and rooms for up to 142 guests along with a café and bar, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, tourist information desk, laundry room, old school gym, guest kitchens, meeting room, free WiFi, and more.

Guesthouse Norður-Vík

Suðurvíkurvegur 5b, 870 Vík

Village Charm by the Black Sand Beach

 The sea views from Vík, the southernmost village of Iceland, are some of the most dramatic you will see along the south coast, with the Reynisdrangar cliffs jutting ominously from the sea in the distance.

 Overseeing everything is Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the big brother of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull and host to active volcano Katla. Close by is the much photographed Dyrhólaey, a gigantic arch formed by coastal erosion, where puffins come to nest in the summer.

 The Vík HI Hostel offers a warm atmosphere and top notch service, with day tours available from the hostel including trips to Mýrdalsjökull glacier, hiking through the spectacular Remundargil or visiting the first known viking tomb. 

Central Guesthouse Reykjavík

Laufásvegur 2, 101 Reykjavík

Central Guesthouse Reykjavik is a small family run Guesthouse.

We have a Guesthouse in down town Reykjavik. Our downtown location is right in the heart of Reykjavik busy City Centre and other attractions such as: Whale watching, Theatres, Museums, Art Galleries, Restaurants and public swimming pools.

Gardur Stay Inn

Hvammsvegur, 845 Flúðir

Garður Stay Inn , a homely guest house that offers 4 double rooms with queen-size beds (160x200cm) and private bathroom.

- Check-in is available from 15:00 -19:00, it is possible to check in yourself after 19:00 but then
it must be requested in advance.

- The Secret lagoon is just around the corner and is available to our guests during their stay stands at the pool's advertised opening hours.

- There is a bathroom in each room.

- A fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities are in the common guest space.

- Tea and coffee bar.

- Free parking.

- Television and free high-speed Wi-Fi in every room.

- The rooms are suitable for families, if you let us know in advance, there can be up to 4 in each room.

- Non-smoking rooms.


Kaupvangur 17, 700 Egilsstaðir

Puffin Hostel Vík

Víkurbraut 26, 870 Vík

The house was built in 1913, is made of timber and ironclad on the exterior and has been kept that way ever since. It was build as an accommodation and has ever since then been used as such for travelers coming to Vík. Which makes it the oldest consecutive accommodation in Iceland.

In this respect we want our guests to remember that this house is over

100 years old and therefore you can expect a few things you will find in old houses; like creaking floors, old interior and no sound-proof rooms.

It has a fully furnished communal kitchen, a large dining hall and a lounge. Free Wi-Fi and parking is available for all our guests.Supermarket, bank with ATM, Tourist Information Center and the swimming pool is within walking distance. Our location offers excellent opportunities for hiking, snowmobiling, glacier tours, horse riding and bird watching. During winter time, stunning displays of Northern Lights can be seen in the area.

Sleeping bag accommodation is not offered.

The Freezer Hostel & Culture Centre

Hafnargata 16, Rifi, 360 Hellissandur

The Freezer is an award winning social hostel, situated inside a renovated and recycled fish factory in the tiny fishing village of Rif on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. 

At our place, Icelandic arts, culture and local hospitality come together to create unforgettable memories for those looking for the completely unique Icelandic experience. We offer beds in themed dorms, artsy private rooms, camping spaces, as well as five amazing apartments for those looking for the tranquility of true Icelandic country living. 

Hostel B47

Barónsstígur 47, 101 Reykjavík

HOSTEL B47 is situated at one of Reykjavik 101 most sought after area. Located downtown Reykjavik at Baronsstigur, it is close to Cafes, Pubs and Clubs. It is at a 5 minutes walking distance from the main shopping street. HOSTEL B47 is a pioneer in Iceland with a pin code access system, no wait at check in and you get into your room right away. You can access the hostel at any time of the day or night.

We offer both private rooms and dorm rooms. Private rooms from 2 to 5 people, to fit with all group sizes. The dorm rooms are well organized; each bunk has a lamp and a storing area, very convenient for your phone and smaller things.

Guesthouse Hamar / Hostel puffin nest capsule

Herjólfsgata 4, 900 Vestmannaeyjar

This family owend and operated hotel is located just 250 meters from the harbor and where the ferry gets in. If you are here to see the beautiful volcanos and the famous Puffins we will tell you where to go, and it is very close to our hotel.

We have large rooms with private bathrooms that will fit from 1 to 4 person.

Also this is a large area with 40 capsules. Each capsule has a sleeping space for one person. Inside the capsule there is a television, safe box, smoke detector, firefighter,headphones, air conditioner, Wifi and more.


Berunes, 766 Djúpivogur

The Berunes family invites travelers, wishing to slow down, to join them for a while. Berunes has one of the oldest and most renowned HI Hostels and a small Campsite. The popular Berunes Restaurant is open all summer and offers a good selection of drinks from nearby breweries and local seasonal ingredients from land and sea. 

Guests choose between authentic rooms with shared bathrooms, private rentals of the Old Family House, and few tiny, yet comfortable cottages, ideal for families.

Activities include hiking up the hills for a view over the fjord and experiencing the rich birdlife along the coast. Here you will find the perfect setting for nature to thrive, a few minute's walks to the beach and a backdrop of mountain ranges. 

Relax, enjoy the remote location and treat yourself to the renowned breakfast and regional cuisine at the Restaurant & Bar. Berunes can be your base when exploring the magical East.   

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation. 

Check out our website for more information -

Dalvík Hostel

Vegamót, 620 Dalvík

Three cottages, each 15 sqm. with a double bed and a sofa bed, basic kitchen facilities with double stove tops, refrigerator and most utilities and tools for simple cooking. WC but no shower, guests  have free access to the Dalvík Swimming Pool which is only 250m away. Hot tub in the garden. Accommodation may be appropriate for 3 adults or a family with 2 to 3 children.
Located at the southern entrance of Dalvik, opposite Olís gas station.

The Old House is a 30 sqm,  nearly 100 years old "cottage" with a history. It is newly renovated in the old original style and is a friendly and romantic place to stay in. Kitchen, bathroom with shower, living room with TV and a number of television channels, free wireless Internet. Sofa bed in the living room,  mattresses on a sleeping loft . Hot tub in the garden.  Sleeps max 4 adults and possibly more if there is a family with younger children.
Located at the southern entrance of Dalvik, opposite Olís gas station.

Dalvík – Gimli HI Hostel is a two-story house with 7 rooms, single room, a twin room, three triple rooms and one five and six bed rooms/dorms. Shared bathrooms/toilets with showers, a kitchen on both floors, lounge on the upper floor. Free wireless internet as well as computers in the living room. Elegant and beautifully decorated house which has been praised by visitors who have stayed there. Popular place for families and groups who rent the whole house for the winter holidays, the ski tournaments or around Easter and other festivals and holidays.
Located in the center of town on the main street at Hafnarbraut 4.

The Ski Hut Brekkusel: From April to the end of August we rent out accommodation in the „ski hut“ Brekkusel which is an ideal choice for small family gatherings or hiking groups. Good kitchen and a large dining hall, accommodation in beds for 25 to 30 people in two small dormitory rooms and 4 bedrooms. This accommodation needs to be booked by email or by phone.

All types of accommodation are offered as a sleeping bag accommodation or with made-up beds, guests can also take with them their own linen and we provide duvets and pillows.

Dalvik is not a big town, distances between places are all within walking distance from the accommodation, grocery store, liquor store and dry cleaning, Grímsey island ferry,  Dalvík Swimming Pool and Folk Museum, Berg Cultural House, Gregors Pub and the restaurant „Við Höfnina“, not to mention the ski area which is only 800m from the center of town!  In winter we are absolutely central in terms of skiing in the region, about 30 km to both Akureyri and Siglufjördur if guests want variety in their skiing.

Reservations can be made by visiting our websites or contact us by email at You can also call Heiða by phone 865 8391.

Paradise Cave Hostel

Seljalandsskóli, 861 Hvolsvöllur

Paradise Cave Hostel is our cozy, beautiful spot in the amazing nature of the South coast of Iceland. 

Our hostel welcomes guest from all over the world and invites them to enjoy some of the most beautiful sceneries Iceland has to offer, including our backyard waterfall,Drifandii. Located right underneath the ancient cliffs of the island and just a minute away from the world famous Seljalandfoss waterfall, our accommodation is a tranquil, natural and homely place that also allows you to easily explore the most impressive wonders of Iceland, thanks to its convenient location right by road n.1. 

Glaciers, volcanic islands, black sand beaches, volcanoes, hiking paths and natural hot springs are all within easy reach, for you to make the most of your holidays! We offer both private rooms and a dorm, all with shared bathrooms, and our guests are welcome to use our guests’ kitchen to prepare simple meals. 

Come and visit us, we’ll stay in your heart!

Skyrhúsið HI Hostel

Hali, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði

Skyrhúsið Guesthouse is a small and welcoming guesthouse that offers all the comfort a traveller will need in a clean, tidy and home environment. Skyrhúsið features eleven rooms which all feature a small washbasin and shared bathroom facilities. Free and fast WI-FI is available throughout the property. We have a small shared kitchen for the most simple cooking, and in our cosy dining, you can enjoy our complimentary hot and cold beverages and mingle with people from all over. Staff presence 24/7.

Grundarfjörður HI Hostel

Hlíðarvegur 15, 350 Grundarfjörður

Wind down from a busy day of exploring the Snæfellsnes pennisula by kicking back in the colourful houses of Grundarfjörður HI Hostel and becoming neighbours with the mountain of Kirkjufell, the Church Mountain. The area has inspired many authors such as Jules Verne and noble prize winner Halldór Laxness and it´s easy to see why- the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other make for the stunning landscape. You can explore the town or watch a movie in the TV room, perhaps The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which was filmed in and around Grundarfjörður.

In the area:

  • Snæfellsjökull National Park contains the glacier of the same name as well as lava fields. Here was the primary setting for the novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.
  • Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum gives a live presentation on the history of shark fishing in Iceland- tasting included.
  • It is a short drive to the towns of Stykkishólmur, Arnarstapi and Búðir, with it´s mysterious black church.
  • Many whale and birdwatching and watching tours depart from the town, giving you the chance to see orcas, dolphins and waterfowl.

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation. 

B14 Hostel

Fákafen 11, 108 Reykjavík

Húsey HI Hostel & Horse Riding

Húsey, 701 Egilsstaðir

A Hostel, Farmhouse and Stables, this is the perfect place to experience the pace of Icelandic farm life and nature. Having welcomed hostel guests for decades, Húsey HI hostel is a splash of colour in the unspoilt landscape of the East. With seals, birds and reindeer calling this place their home, even the drive up the road is picturesque. During summer you can soak into the rays in the sunroom and during autumn watch the Northern Lights dance over the sky. Unforgettable horse riding tours are available and booked through emails or phone.

In the area:

  • Horse riding tours are offered for both experienced and inexperienced riders - over moorland and along the great rivers to spot birds and seals. See the website for details and bookings. 
  • A great base for attractions in the East, including Borgarfjörður, Stórurð and Stuðlagil.
  • A short drive from Húsey you can find a recently reconstructed Viking Turf Church.

Things to note

Expect a limited WiFi connection but plenty of peaceful quality time to enjoy endless days of nature.

From road no.1 (at the bridge over Jökulsá á Brú) take 925, then 926 and Húsey is at the end of that road. The gravel part of the road is passable by all types of cars.There is no public transport to Húsey.

At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation.