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 (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
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)