Located comfortably close to Ásbyrgi and Dettifoss, Kópasker hostel is closer to many fantastic attractions than one might think
Kópasker is a small village in the north-east part of Iceland. Its economy is built around services for the surrounding sheepfarms. The Hostel is located in the centre of the town with all necessary services close by. Appr. 33 km from Kópasker is Ásbyrgi, which is part of the National Park Jökulsárgljúfur. In the National Park are many interesting places like Hljóðaklettur and Forvöð. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, but there are also smaller waterfalls in Jökulsá, like Hafragilsfoss and Vígabergsfoss. Many species of birds are found in Melrakkaslétta. Rauðinúpur (which is 30 km from Kópasker hostel) is an ideal place for bird watchers. Best time of the year to observe the birds are in May and September/October. At Snartastaðir there is a very good folk museum.
Opening times (daily/weekly): The reception is open 16-21
Opening times (over the year): 1 May - 15 October
Berg 117 km (ca. 1 hour 20 min) - Árbót 139 km (ca. 1 hour 40 min) - Akureyri 188 km (ca. 2 hours 10 min) - Ytra Lón 84 km (ca. 1 hour) - Húsey 225 km (ca. 3 hours)
Distance from Reykjavík:
576 km (ca. 6 hours 40 min)