Best Places for Backpackers in Iceland.

Enjoy backpacking around Iceland without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Iceland.

Things to see and do while backpacking in Iceland.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Iceland.

If you're already planning to visit Iceland - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

South Iceland Weekend Road Trip

The Icelandic countryside is like you’ve stepped onto another world. I am lucky enough to have a good friend living in Reykjavík who took me on a road trip along the south coast in the spring. I got to see so much more of Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes than I anticipated and I was struck by all of it. These were our stops along the way.

Nicole S. Wilson

Iceland : The Land of Fire and Ice

Last October  2015, I decided to embark on my grandest adventure till date- a solo backpacking trip across Iceland. This island nation, situated close to the North Pole, is sparsely populated with only 3,00,000 people living in it. It is also the youngest landmass on Earth, which makes it geologically very active. Read on to find out more about this stunning land of raging volcanoes, spitting Geysers , northern lights and magnificent beauty.

Ananya Misra

Iceland, The Spade To Your Bucket List

There are so many places now where authenticity has all but dissolved and souvenir stalls set up. On most occasions, thrifters will appear in front of you bearing umbrellas before the rain has even come. You realise how many pointless gadgets they will attempt to sell you and begin to wonder where the hell their boss gets this stuff from. They share the ability, collectively, to turn a beautiful part of the world into a slightly less beautiful part of the world with a ton of persistent and negotiable salesmen. But, alas, there exists a place; outside the realms of selfie-sticks and fridge magnets, of flight paths by all popular airlines and outside normal daylight hours. Welcome to Iceland.

Jake McCann

Takk, Ísland / Thank you Iceland

I´ve always told myself, that to visit a country once is enough, because the world is so big and we only have one life. But then I spent 2 months working and travelling in Iceland. And I came back again another summer and probably will come again and again…here´s why:

Veronika Špirková

#2: Smile and wave boys, smile and wave

Channel those cartoon penguins folks. Smile politely, try to avoid any Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” vibes. Pray to whatever you believe in that they’ll feel your positive and appreciative energy. Most importantly: wave. Even if the 20th car has passed you and it’s raining sideways. I strongly believe that instant karma exists in our universe, if you keep putting out that good energy it will confidently find its way back to you. That being said; wave that lovely princess wave to all the bored backseat children, grouchy old folks, and Icelandic soccer moms (if such a thing exists here).

Sydney Rosenbaum

Hallgrímskirkja:

There’s an elevator up to the top of the church for spectacular views of Reykjavík. You’ll be safe up there, even if it’s windy, as you look through barred, opened “windows” and are not actually outside as such. When I went up, just before I got into the elevator it was bright and sunny outside and by the time I was looking out of the top, there was severe fog and snow. It passed quickly, but it was good to see such different sights at the same time! The weather is very, very changeable in Iceland.

Maria

Iceland: the day when I first saw a whale

Iceland. August. The journey takes only 2 weeks, not enough to explore this amazing country. I want to visit every corner, every town, every top, go through all the glaciers, to see as much as possible, but time was limited.

Ksusha Kuzmenko

Iceland: The icing on top of your trip

Wait, isn’t Iceland just covered in ice? First of all let me be completely honest and admit my naivety to everyone. Prior to the widely reported and dramatic eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in April of 2010, I wasn’t even sure Iceland was an inhabited place. I had recklessly placed it in the “rugged and only fit for the extreme traveller” pile. This it seems is a common occurrence, and indeed I believe the volcano sparked an interest in this crazy and amazing country. Only in 2014 did tourism overtake fishing as the largest industry in Iceland, and for a country that was bankrupted by its own government, the increase in tourism has been harnessed and encouraged in the most organised way. Now every year 1 million tourists visit Iceland, that’s three times the entire population. Iceland does has a very harsh and uninhabitable centre which is made up mostly of glaciers and extreme terrain, however I can assure that there is so much more to Iceland than just ice.

Julia Frecker

Reykjavik | Iceland

This is the first post I write on the new blog. Exciting! I am going to start out with a guide around my home city, Reykjavík which is the capital city of Iceland.

Telma

Reykjavik, Iceland: Gay bars, waterfalls and Mum

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Chani Sanger

First impressions when coming to Iceland

Perhaps, you think you know something about Iceland. Well, let me tell you, you know nothing (like Jon Snow). Iceland, the land of Ice and Fire is a complete surprise in all possible ways.

Andrea Bastien

Reykjavik, Iceland: How to get the best experience

One of my favourite countries I visited abroad was Iceland. We went to the largest city that I still, do not know how to pronounce – Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. I arrived in complete awe! This city was such a treat to explore.

Kate Baron

Iceland: Natural Paradise

Almost a year ago, my three flat mates and I made a spontaneous decision that I will never ever regret. Realizing that it is our last year as flat mates, we decided to take a trip together and none other than Iceland was our country of choice. Just as many other passionate travel addicts, I have a bucket list of countries I want to visit and Iceland was always near the top of that list and our trip to this beautiful country was one of the most incredible ones I have ever taken.

Amit Grinvald

Iceland in Winter: A one week travel guide

Iceland: Why should you go in Winter? Iceland was somewhere I had always wanted to go, the first thing that drew me to it was the thought of seeing the Northern Lights but the more I looked into Iceland the more it seemed to offer. The only problem was it was January- mid winter in Iceland and the thought of a country with ‘Ice’ in the name in the middle of winter was scary. As it turns out, yes it was cold, really cold sometimes and yes it was short days but there were so many benefits to travelling Iceland in Winter. This really is a country that has something different to offer in all seasons. Here’s a guide to travelling Iceland in the winter with a week up your sleeve..

emma-townsin

Snæfellsnes peninsula : The most hidden Icelandic wonder

Snæfellsnes, a relatively long peninsula in the western part of Iceland, has been my home since last August. I have been playing with the idea of visiting Iceland for a very long time. Life happens, people change, only this amazing nature around us tries its best to stay the same. Last summer, my greatest journey has started, and hopefully, will never come to its end. Immediately after landing on this magical island, I fell in love with the incredible Icelandic nature, the generosity of Icelanders and, most importantly, the unique way of life you cannot find anywhere else. Honestly, sometimes, I feel I am no longer on the planet Earth. High mountains, beautiful waterfalls, endless beaches, breathtaking lava fields, secretly placed geothermal hot springs; these and much more you can explore while visiting Snæfellsnes.

Dominika Kolomaznikova

Reykjavík (Iceland) on a budget

Iceland the most beautiful country  in the world I went to Iceland with a friend to do a workcamp on a sustainable farm, close to Reykjavík. To explore the city we got there a few days before the camp started. Because we are students and broke I have some tips for you to save money on your accomodation. But before I start with this I just want to tell you even if you  just thought about going to Iceland for a second: DO IT! It is really the most beautiful country I have ever been to and even if it is a little expensive to get there it will be more than worth it.

JetJen✈️🌎

Iceland : The Land of Fire and Ice

Last October  2015, I decided to embark on my grandest adventure till date- a solo backpacking trip across Iceland. This island nation, situated close to the North Pole, is sparsely populated with only 3,00,000 people living in it. It is also the youngest landmass on Earth, which makes it geologically very active. Read on to find out more about this stunning land of raging volcanoes, spitting Geysers , northern lights and magnificent beauty.

Ananya Misra

Reykjadalur Hot Springs: An Icy Winter Hike

In the past few years, travel through Iceland has spiked. Adventures from all over the globe have come to see the green summers and waterfalls as well as the icy winters and geothermal hot springs. This wide range of attractions has earned Iceland the reputation for being “the land of fire and ice.” When some friends and I hiked to Reykjadalur Hot Springs in December, 2017, the beautiful land truly lived up to its name.

Alyssa Conlee

Reykjavik: A few days in this cool little city

It seems international travel to Iceland has soared in the past few years. Perhaps it’s because IcelandAir offers a 7-day stop over for no additional airline cost, and because it’s conveniently located between Europe and The States/Canada. Or maybe, people have just started to realize how cool this little country actually is.

Kristen Banaszak

Iceland - A Frozen Adventure Playground

Iceland is very quickly becoming one of the trendiest places to visit in Europe, and with very good reason. This up-and-coming tourist destination was described to me by a native Icelander during my visit as “just like New Zealand without steroids.” Now firstly, if you want a mental picture of this Icelander, just think of a towering Viking warrior and you’re pretty much there, an image that goes for a lot of the population actually. And secondly, as a Kiwi myself this was a humbling statement to hear, but also something I have to admit I disagree with somewhat. Iceland has no need for steroids, it is simply perfect exactly as it is.

Rachel Harrison

Top 49 hostels in Iceland.

There are 49 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Iceland.

Gaulverjaskoli Hostel

Gaulverjaskoli Hostel

This former schoolhouse turned hostel is 8.1 miles south of Selfoss and the Ring Road. It offers a warm welcome with a communal kitchen and free WiFi. It is perfectly placed for almost anything you want in Iceland; the quietness of the rural area, proximity of the beach and the mountains. Yet all

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Midgard Base Camp

Midgard Base Camp

Midgard is an ideal Icelandic “Base Camp”, a modern center with a very cozy “family feel” and a very happy, positive atmosphere. Midgard is located in central South Iceland, in Hvolsvöllur, a small town of 900 inhabitants and it is a place for everyone. Midgard is run by family and friends so th

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Harbour Hostel Stykkishólmur

Harbour Hostel Stykkishólmur

Harbour Hostel offers a range of hostel accommodation in mixed dorms, family rooms and private rooms. Dorm rooms for 4, 8 or 12 are available. Free internet access all around hostel. In our kitchen and lounge there are facilities to enjoy own meals. In the hostel lobby we will assist in plan

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Hafaldan HI hostel - Old Hospital

Hafaldan HI hostel - Old Hospital

Nestled in the mountainous landscape of the Eastfjords, Seyðisfjörður is a true gem of a town with colourful little houses and a vibrant arts community. It was the site of the internationally acclaimed television series Trapped, showing its ominous side in the middle of winter. In the summer the tow

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Snotra Hostel

Snotra Hostel

Snotra Hostel is surrounded by many natural attractions, although placed in a quiet spot perfect to relax. Between beautiful line of glaciers, volcano and ocean. Slow down and enjoy beautiful Icelandic countryside in eco-friendly atmosphere. Rural retreat is ideal for families and activity breaks ex

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Brimnes Hotel & Cabins

Brimnes Hotel & Cabins

The self-catering bungalows with private hot tubs are open all year round. The hotel opens April 1st - September 15th. During ski season and summer we operate a nice bar-lounge and restaurant where guests can enjoy a beverage or a nice meal. Free WiFi in all spaces. We offer laundry service for our

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Igdlo Guesthouse

Igdlo Guesthouse

Our aim is simple - to provide affordable and comfortable accommodation in downtown Reykjavik. Our rooms range from single bed rooms to four bedded rooms. There is a large dining area where you can order your breakfast or use our kitchen for making lunch and dinner! This is a family owned busi

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Havarí Hostel

Havarí Hostel

We are a family run hostel on a organic vegetable farm. We are located on the south part of the Icelandic East fjords.Here you can also find Havarí café, community hall and creative center. Havarí is also the manufacturer of Bulsur, vegetarian sausages, and handcrafted chips from root vegetables and

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Thverhamar

Thverhamar

Thverhamar hostel offers accommodation for nature lovers. Ideal for travellers who want to have real Icelandic experience! The house is located close to town center, yet a scenic, tranquil area surrounded by unspoiled nature. The location gives unobstructed views of the epic Aurora Borealis. Hiki

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Hot Springs Hostel

Hot Springs Hostel

Hot Springs Hostel has two 6 bedded mixed dorm room, one 4 bedded mixed dorm room and two double/twin rooms that can also be booked as a family room. Made-up beds are included in the price. There are two showers and three bathrooms, all shared. Hot Springs Hostel is located in the town centre of

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Vatnsholt

Vatnsholt

Vatnsholt is a beautiful farmstead that has recently been completely renovated. The view from Vatnsholt is one of the most expansive in all of Iceland, with clear view of landmarks such as the islands of Vestmannaeyjar, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and the well-known mountains of Tindfjöll and

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Akureyri Backpackers

Akureyri Backpackers

If you are looking for a lively place to stay in Akureyri, the capital of the North, you have come to the right place! Akureyri Backpackers is the latest addition to hosteling in Akureyri. The hostel is located in the towns center leaving it surrounded by coffee houses and restaurants. In our to

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Reykjavik – Loft HI Hostel

Reykjavik – Loft HI Hostel

Loft opened in 2013 and has already made a huge impression. This highly rated hostel was voted The Best HI-Hostel in the world in the year of 2014 and then the Best Hostel in Iceland at the 2015 Hoscars. Located on Reykjavík's main shopping street and in 5 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímsk

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Icelandic Farm House Nedra-Vatnshorn

Icelandic Farm House Nedra-Vatnshorn

Welcome to guesthouse Neðra-Vatnshorn! Accommodation in 2 double/twin rooms and one triple room with shared facilities, shower and WC in an old but new renovated farmhouse. All rooms have handbasins and a wardrobe. Spacious sitting room with a sofa and table, TV , books , games and toys for child

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Galaxy Pod Hostel

Galaxy Pod Hostel

Galaxy Pod Hostel is perfectly located in downtown Reykjavik. We offer Space Pods instead of regular bunk beds in shared dormitories. We have a great social lounge and a movie room. We have a self-service kitchen and you can buy sandwiches and drinks from a vending machine. Enjoy our movie room, bar

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Vibrant Iceland Hostel

Vibrant Iceland Hostel

You will have a chance to meet other travelers and share your experience of Iceland. This is a quiet hostel with shared kitchen, bathrooms and dining lounge. The whole hostel is newly renovated with hardwood floors and solid appliances. The bathroom, kitchen and living room are shared. Around the

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Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

Offering comfortable and classy accommodation and excellent service at an affordable price, Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is one of the most highly recommended HI Hostels in the world. The Hostel boasts spacious 4 and 10-bed dorms, all with lockers included, family rooms that accommodate up to 5 pers

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Hafaldan HI hostel, Harbour

Hafaldan HI hostel, Harbour

Hafaldan HI hostel, Harbour offers accommodation in a different but equally charming historic house: the Hafaldan Harbour. Hafaldan Harbour Hostel was established in 1975 and is nestled on the north side of the Seyðisfjörður fjord with amazing view from the dining area. Nestled in the mountainou

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Bakki Hostel & Apartments

Bakki Hostel & Apartments

Just steps from the ocean, right on the south coast in the charming historic village of Eyrarbakki. For centuries, the harbour at Eyrarbakki was the main port in the south of the country, and Eyrarbakki was the trading centre for the whole of the southern region. The old fish factory in Eyrarbak

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Laekur Hostel

Laekur Hostel

Nordic style rooms and dorms near the center of Reykjavík in Laugardalur. Laekur hostel is located in a quiet area by the center of Reykjavík city. Only a few steps away from Laugardalur, the green river valley of the city. Our name Laekur refers to Lækur which is a small river or a stream in Icela

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Heradsskolinn Hostel

Heradsskolinn Hostel

We are proud to announce the opening of Héraðsskólinn hostel and travel center. Completely renovated and kept in its original design Héraðsskólinn at Laugarvatn lake is finally open to the public again. This historical building is 1600 m2 in size and was designed by Iceland´s most famous archite

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Grundarfjordur Hostel

Grundarfjordur Hostel

Welcome to Grundarfjördur Hostel! Set in the picturesque fishing village of Grundarfjördur, our hostel offers a wide range of accommodation - comprised of rooms with shared or private facilities as well as private apartments. Magnificent mountain or sea views can be enjoyed from most of the in

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Start Hostel

Start Hostel

This NEW Airport hostel is perfectly placed for travellers arriving or departing Iceland by air. Located right by the airport and only 8 km by road (8 min drive) from the International Terminal at Keflavik Airport, it provides the perfect setting for first and last night on your Iceland visit.

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The Highland Center Hrauneyjar

The Highland Center Hrauneyjar

The Highland Center Hrauneyjar is situated at the edge of the country’s most impressive and active volcanic area. It is the last stop before entering the vast and untouched interior of Iceland. The Highland Center is close to many of the most beautiful and popular tourist attractions in the highl

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Borgarnes HI Hostel

Borgarnes HI Hostel

This welcoming HI hostel is newly renovated and offers a great level of comfort and functionality. In this vein, simple yet comfortable rooms all have new beds. Linen and towels are included in private rooms. Linen is included in the dormitory rooms. Amenities include three guest kitchens, relaxing

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Route 1 Guesthouse

Route 1 Guesthouse

Route 1 Guesthouse offers single, double and family rooms and our rooms sizes are from 16m2 to 26m2. Most of our rooms have private bathrooms and all our guest have access to shared kitchen. All rooms are situated on the second floor (No elevator). All rooms have access to free Wi-Fi. Two super

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Akureyri H.I. Hostel

Akureyri H.I. Hostel

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 enjoy their stay

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KEX Hostel

KEX Hostel

KEX. It's the Icelandic word for 'biscuit' and new social hostel in Reykjavik. What's not to love? Housed in an old biscuit factory in the heart of Reykjavik, KEX is just steps from all the bars, clubs, and music venues that give this city its legendary reputation. It's also a painless distance f

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Grabrok Guesthouse

Grabrok Guesthouse

In 1933 Vigfús Guðmundsson built the first road house and shop in the west of Iceland. Later in 1945 he moved his business and built the wonderful Restaurant & Accommodation called Hreðavatnsskáli. The farmers used to dance here and eat at the Restaurants. The place was of much importance when trave

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ODDSSON

ODDSSON

In Iceland, everything is a bit off-beat, a bit unexpected. We talk different, walk different, like to set our own trends and make our own rules. We’ve never been particularly good at being told how things should be done, which is sometimes good. Like the Icelandic people we are a bit odd. In a

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Bus Hostel Reykjavik

Bus Hostel Reykjavik

Hello there! Here at Bus Hostel, we offer an inviting, low-key environment for the budget-conscious guest. We offer spacious, welcoming accommodations in a number of dormitories and private rooms. Our two floors host mixed dorms of 4 to 16 bed rooms. In addition, we have specialty dorms for women

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Hlemmur Square

Hlemmur Square

Hlemmur Square combines luxury hostel and upscale hotel accommodations under one roof. Named for the central meeting spot that once served as a watering hole for travelers and their horses, Hlemmur Square is quickly becoming an extension of the city’s downtown neighborhood. Located on the 3rd and

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Reykjavik City HI Hostel

Reykjavik City HI Hostel

Reykjavik City Hostel is right in the heart of Laugardalur Park, next door to the national sport stadiums and Laugar; Iceland's biggest Pool & Spa. It offers comfortable budget accommodation and excellent facilities, both indoors and outdoors. It is within 30 minute walking distance from the city ce

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Base Hotel

Base Hotel

Basehotel/hostel is a newly renovated budget hotel located close to Keflavik International Airport with easy transportation to and from the airport. The location is excellent for travellers looking to explore the hidden gems of the Reykjanes Peninsula such as The Reykjanes Geothermal Park, The Blue

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101 Hostel

101 Hostel

Located on the main shopping street of Laugavegur, 101 Hostel provides bright, simple dorm rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Some dorm rooms feature a balcony. Guests have access to an on-site communal kitchen. Luggage storage is also available on site. Free WiFi access is also available for

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Reykjavik Hostel Village

Reykjavik Hostel Village

This family-owned property is 100 metres from Reykjavík’s main shopping street, Laugavegur. Wi-Fi and parking are free. All accommodation options include tea/coffee facilities. Reykjavík Hostel Village's bright rooms and apartments are set across 3 former residential buildings. The simply furnish

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The Freezer

The Freezer

The Freezer is an award winning social hostel that offers three dorm rooms (for 8, 6 or 4 people), a basic kitchen and two bathrooms. Bed linen is included. The Freezer also offers free WiFi, free parking, book exchange, board games, tourist info and maps. Guest can also enjoy our cozy lounge and s

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Ljosafossskoli Hostel

Ljosafossskoli Hostel

Ljosafossskoli is an old school building built in 1946 and is based in the famous Golden Circle. Our building features an indoor sports hall and a guest lounge that are available for everyone staying with us. My place is close to Thingvellir National Park, Lake Ulfljotsvatn, Lake Thingvellir an

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The Capital-Inn

The Capital-Inn

The Capital-Inns spacious and newly renovated private rooms are equipped with TV with international channels, washbasin and free wireless internet access is throughout the building. Excellent cooking facilities are at hand for your convenience. The kitchen has two workstations equipped with stove,

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Apotek Hostel

Apotek Hostel

Apotek Hostel is situated in an old and respectable house which used to be the town’s pharmacy. It is located downtown, close to the town square. Akranes has a diverse and friendly community, a thriving sports life, and is close to both the capital and the historically rich areas of West Iceland.

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Volcano Huts Þórsmörk

Volcano Huts Þórsmörk

The Volcano Huts are located in the Thorsmork Nature Reserve in Iceland, at the edge of the famous Laugavegur Hiking Trail. The Volcano Huts offer accommodation in private bedrooms, small cottages, shared cabin dorms and camping grounds. At the LavaGrill Restaurant & Bar you can enjoy local Icelandi

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Hostel B47

Hostel B47

Hostel B47 is in the historical house Heilsuverndarstodin and the accommodation part is located on the first floor. The entrance is around the back and there is free parking. Hostel B47 has rooms with shared facilities, rooms for people from 2-15 people. There are rooms with sgl beds, dbl beds

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North Star Hotel Stadarflot

North Star Hotel Stadarflot

At North Star hotel Stadarflot you will find nice garden and children's playground. Property offers free parking. Guests can also enjoy playing billiard, chess and other games in games room and relax in a shared lounge. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings including hiking.

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Fithostel

Fithostel

Please let us know you flight number and/or approximately arrival time. If you plan to rent a car then please contact us at our email. The hostel/guesthouse offers sleeping bag and made up beds accommodation in 29 rooms. The rooms are without bathrooms but they are available on all floors.

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Sima Hostel

Sima Hostel

We welcome all travellers to our cozy and relaxing SÍMA Hostel. Our aim is to be 'economic, clean and cosy'. SÍMA Hostel is located in Flateyri, a traditional fishing town in Westfjords. Housed in former Telecom-and Post office. The property is modern concrete building. Rooms are light and brig

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Tehusid Hostel

Tehusid Hostel

The hostel focuses on the environment and fair trade. All garbage is recycled. Our values are joy, sustainability and honesty. The hostel offers simple, tidy, rooms with good beds. Bathroom facilities are shared. Linens and towels are provided. The accommodation is located centrally next to the E

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Lava Hostel

Lava Hostel

This hostel is a sleeping bag accommodation located in Hafnarfjordur, a town which is built on lava, it is only a 15 minutes drive from central Reykjavik. It provides a well-equipped guest kitchen, communal dining area and BBQ equipment. Wi-Fi access is free. Basic accommodation is provided at La

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Hvammstangi Hostel

Hvammstangi Hostel

Hvammstangi Hostel offers cheap and simple, self service accommodation. We have 30 twin rooms with bunk beds. Bed linen and towels are always included. In addition, we offer 7 shared bathrooms with showers (gender divided) as well as a living room where you can meet and greet new friends from all ov

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One of my favourite countries I visited abroad was Iceland. We went to the largest city that I still, do not know how to pronounce – Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. I arrived in complete awe! This city was such a treat to explore. Lately, Iceland has become such a popular country,…

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Snæfellsnes peninsula : The most hidden Icelandic wonder

Snæfellsnes, a relatively long peninsula in the western part of Iceland, has been my home since last August. I have been playing with the idea of visiting Iceland for a very long time. Life happens, people change, only this amazing nature around us tries its best to stay the same. Last…

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Reykjadalur Hot Springs: An Icy Winter Hike

In the past few years, travel through Iceland has spiked. Adventures from all over the globe have come to see the green summers and waterfalls as well as the icy winters and geothermal hot springs. This wide range of attractions has earned Iceland the reputation for being “the land of…

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A day trip to Whitby, Yorkshire

As a child living in Yorkshire, my family went on many holidays and day trips to Whitby and it’s a place I have wanted to revisit for a long time. International exploration has taken me to different corners of the globe since then and I haven’t been back in around…

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Iceland Roadtrip: Must See Waterfalls You Can't Miss

By now you’ve seen the pictures. You know that Iceland is beautiful. It offers a rugged, natural, and dangerous beauty that can’t be found anywhere else. Iceland is chalk-full of sweeping, icy landscapes, glaciers flowing through valleys, volcano and lava fields, coastlines featuring black sand beaches that stretch on for…

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Hot Springs Around the World

In the past year, I’ve travelled to the East (hitting Japan) back to the West (In Yellowstone National Park, USA), and somewhere in the middle (Iceland). And although these countries couldn’t be more different from one another, there was one thing that I managed to find in all of them….

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How to Hitchhike in Iceland

#1: Be as unassuming as possible As a teenage girl with unicorn hair (seriously, it’s pink and purple), a hat that resembles cat ears, and hardly pushing 5ft, 3in makes this task really really easy. Don’t fret! There are ways to appear cute and cuddly. Try wearing yellow, pink, or…

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Iceland - A Frozen Adventure Playground

Iceland is very quickly becoming one of the trendiest places to visit in Europe, and with very good reason. This up-and-coming tourist destination was described to me by a native Icelander during my visit as “just like New Zealand without steroids.” Now firstly, if you want a mental picture of…

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