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GPS: 63° 42,886'N, 19° 43,950'W
Tel: (+354) 487-8498 / 487-8497


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Go back in time in the over 100 year old turf house and enjoy one of the biggest collections of English literature on the geology of Iceland in the inhouse library


The Fljótsdalur hostel looks forward to welcoming you and making your stay a pleasant one! The hostel is one of the HI network of hostels in Iceland.
Fljótsdalur is a turf-roofed former farmhouse over 100 years old. The view from the house of Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull is splendid. Compared to modern standards the house is rather simple, for example the shower is in the garden. All rooms are dormitory style without private facilities. The hostel has a beautiful garden with seating, tables and a sheltered barbecue area. There is also a collection of over 2000 books and papers on Iceland, mainly in English. The surrounding area is great for hiking, with hikes ranging from less than 2 hours upto 2 days. The nearest facilities (shops, swimming pool, bank, bus stop) are in Hvolsvöllur, 27 km away.

Please note that we cannot accept card payments.

Opening times:

Opening times (over the year):    April 1st - October 31st

Nearest hostels:

Árnes 86 km (ca. 1 hour) - Skógar 53 km (ca. 40 mín) - Vestmannaeyjar 49 km (ca. 1 hour*) - Gaulverjaskóli 86 km (ca. 1 hour)

* Waiting time for ferry not included


Distance from Reykjavík

132 km (ca. 1 hour 35 min)

 - Sheets for hire
 - Self-catering kitchen   
 - Individual traveller welcome
 - Luggage Store
 - Non smoking room/area



Bed Capacity


Beds per room: bedicon4 bedicon6 Total
Number of rooms: 2 1 15


At or near hostel
The esiest way to reach the Hostel is to take road no 261 at Hvolsvöllur. The last 8 of the 27 kilometres from Hvolsvöllur are on a gravel road but suitable for 2 WD cars, except for teh last 100 metres up the hill.


The area surrounding the hostel is ideal for hikers. The hikes vary in length and difficulty, everything from less than an hour walk to two-day hikes around Markarfljótsgljúfur.The most popular hike is the four-hour round trip up the mountain Þórólfsfell (574m)


In Fljótsdalur hostel you will find a unique and extensive library in English about all things Icelandic. An emphasis has been put on books on geology, geography, history, flora and fauna. Information haven for curious bookworms.

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