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Sæberg Hostel has been internationally recognised for high quality

Sæberg Hostel was successfully certified as a HI Quality Light Hostel, thereby confirming that the hostel fulfils HI’s strict quality standards.


HI Iceland brochure 2015

The Hostelling International Iceland brochure for the year 2015 is out.


September newsletter is out

We just sent out the September issue of our Newsletter


Intense seismic activity at Bárðarbunga volcano

The National Commissioner of Police and the District Commissioner of Police at Hvolsvöllur and Húsavík have declared a Civil Protection Uncertainty phase due to unrest in Bárðabunga that started 16 August.


Loft Hostel - First in the world to receive HI Quality & Sustainability certification

Loft Hostel in Reykjavik, became the first ever HI Quality & Sustainability certified hostel after conducted a pilot audit and marked a historical milestone.



Hostelling International introduce again the Big Blog Exchange competition

Hostelling International introduce again this year the Big Blog Exchange competition,  run by Hostelling International, where bloggers from all over the world competed for a trip to a foreign country.


HI Iceland‘s Head Office received the HI-Quality certification

HI-Iceland Borgartún Office has been awarded  the HI-Quality Office certification for following a quality management system in daily processes.


Dalvik Hostel in North Iceland - Awarded the Green Hostel recognition

Proudly HI Iceland informs that Dalvik Hostel in Eyjafjordur in North Iceland has been awarded the Green Hostel recognition for their work towards sustainability.


Saeberg and Akranes - Awarded the Green Hostel recognition

HI Iceland is thrilled to announce that Saeberg in Hrutafjordur and Akranes have proudly been awarded the Green Hostel recognition for their work towards sustainability.


Partnering with Landvernd on nature conservation

The Icelandic Environment Association, Landvernd and HI Iceland, have signed an agreement in partnering on nature conservation. 

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