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Aðalgata 10
GPS: 66° 9,009'N, 18° 54,299'W
Tel:  (+354) 467 1506

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Hostel Details

Please note that we are unable to book Siglufjörður Hostel at present as there may be changes to this HI Hostel in the near future. We will update this page and the online booking engine as soon as we have more information. Guests can make reservations at Dalvík Hostel or Akureyri Hostel instead. 


Well equipped and comfortable rooms in the former herring capital of Iceland


The hostel is located at the center of town, in an old house built as a hotel during the golden years of Siglufjörður. The rooms are well equipped and comfortable and the common areas are great for relaxing or chatting to your fellow travellers.

Siglufjörður used to be the herring capital of Iceland and a thriving colourful town with a goldrush-like atmosphere. Signs of its past glory can still be seen, and an interesting museum, The Herring Era Museum, breathe life into the remarkable past of the town which peaks during the Herring Adventure festival in August that draws thousands of visitors to Siglufjörður. Another festival, the Folk Music festival, is held by the Museum of Icelandic Folk Music in July.

The nature surrounding is renowned for its beauty and is perfect for ourdoor activities. Siglufjörður is a skier’s paradise, has outstanding slopes and surrounding valleys make great trails for cross-country skiing, and is the ski-area in Iceland which normally opens up first in the autumn and closes last in spring. The fjords and valleys in the area are popular for bird-watching and hiking, and have a number of marked hiking trails, both for day hikes and longer treks. A hiking map can be bought at the hostel.

Opening times:
Opening times (daily/weekly):    07.00 - 13.00 and 17.00 - 18.00. Please call for service at other times.
Opening times (over the year):    Open all year round


Next hostels:

Dalvík 34 km (ca. 35 min) - Akureyri 77 km (ca. 1 hour) - Berg 161 km (ca. 2 hours) - Árbót 158 km (ca. 2 hours)


Distance from Reykjavík:

386 km (ca. 4 hours 30 min)

 - Family rooms available   
 - Internet access   
 - Luggage Store
 - Suitable for wheelchair users
 - Credit card accepted
 - Non smoking room/area
 - Sheets for hire
 - Meals available
 - Basic store available at or near the hostel
 - TV room
 - Currency exchange at or near hostel
 - Rates include local tax 
 - Self-catering kitchen
 - Male only
 - Groups welcome
 - Female only
 - Common room(s)
 - Individual traveller welcome



Bed Capacity


Beds per room: bedicon1 bedicon2 bedicon3 bedicon4 bedicon6 Total
Number of rooms: 2 8 2 2 1 60



The Herring Era Museum is Iceland’s largest maritime museum. The Boat House recreates the town’s bustling harbour of the 1950s, with many old fishing boats at the dock. Grána, a herring meal and oil factory of the 1930s shows how men and machines processed herring into meal and oil.

The Folk Music Centre in Siglufjordur is located in Madame House where the Rev. Bjarni Thorsteinsson lived from 1888 to 1898. The centre brings to life the world of Icelandic folk music. Visitors cansee video recordings of people of all ages chanting epic poetry (rímur),  singing quint-songs (tvísöngur), reciting nursery rhymes, and playing folk instruments such as the langspil (similar to dulcimer) and the Icelandic violin (fiðla).

Boat trips

Midnight boat sailings and trips over the Arctic Circle are available. Tours can be arranged according to different areas of interest, e.g. you can organise a hiking and boat trip package that allows you to hike to Hédinsfjördur and return by boat.


A wide range of hiking trails wind through Fjallabyggd up onto the mountains or along quiet valleys where you can enjoy unparalleled views in peace and tranquility. Many enjoyable hiking trails have been created and signposted in recent years. Their length and difficulty varies, so everyone should be able to find a trail that suits

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