Gaulverjaskóli Hostel is in a renovated school in the low-lying agricultural region of south Iceland. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the lowlands, the birdlife, the peace and quiet.
The Hostel has a well equipped guest kitchen and dining room and the comfortable rooms. Breakfast is available at the hostel and for dinner delicious Icelandic meatsoup is served with homemade bread. Other options are of course available for vegetarians.
Gaulverjaskóli is a convenient place to stay for those who want to explore the nature pearls in the South, both inland such as Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar, Gullfoss and Geysir and along the South shore. There are short hiking trails close to the hostel, excellent for those interested in birdlife. In the nearest surrounding you can find the Tré og list art workshop where you can admire woodwork and other crafts, Urriðafoss waterfall, the cozy country store Sóley, a horse rental at a farm nearby and the villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki.
Opening times (daily/weekly): Reception is open daily 8:00-10:30 and 17:00-20:30
Opening times (over the year): The hostel is open February 1 - November 1
Árnes 54 km (ca. 40 min) - Selfoss 14 km (ca. 10 min) - Laugarvatn 54 km (ca. 40 min) - Fljóstdalur 86 km (ca. 1 hour)
Distance from Reykjavík
72 km (ca. 55 min)