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Sandi, Aðaldal
GPS: 65° 57,349'N, 17° 32,701'W
Tel.  (+354) 464-3777 / 894-6477

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Hostel Details

Conveniently located between Akureyri and Mývatn, Berg hostel is the perfect location to stay to explore the North beyond Akureyri


The hostel at Berg is located on Sandi in Aðaldal. It is surrounded by magnificent nature and a diverse bird life. The hostel is at the edge of Aðaldalshraun, which is a lava field that is particularly beautiful and has varied lava formations; it is also covered with low birch and bushes. Through the lava field many interesting walking paths can be found. There is an extraordinary view from the hostel Berg to the north over Skjálfandi bay and to Kinnarfjöll (Kinnarmountains) in the west.


The nearest town is Húsavík, 18 km away from the hostel, and there you find various service and interesting activities. In Húsavík is the nearest shop to the Hostel Berg, so travellers have either to bring food with them or drive to Húsavík to get supplies.

Opening times

Opening times (daily/weekly):    Reception is open from 16.00-22.00
Opening times (over the year):    May 15th  - September 1st 

Next hostels:

Árbót 10 km (ca. 10 min) - Akureyri 83 km (ca. 1 hour) - Kópasker 117 km (ca. 1 hour 20 min) - Dalvík 127 km (ca. 1 hour 30 min)


Distance from Reykjavík

471 km (ca. 5 hours 30 min)

 - Family rooms available

 - Common room(s)   
 - Garden
 - Sheets for hire   
 - Laundry facilities
 - Rates include local tax
 - TV room
 - Internet access
 - BBQ
 - Self-catering kitchen
 - Credit card accepted
 - Groups welcome
 - Individual traveller welcome

Bed Capacity

Beds per room: bedicon1 bedicon2 bedicon3 bedicon4
Number of rooms: 1 3 2 2




 At or near hostel



Driving from Husavik airport turn left onto road 85  direction Akureyri/Myvatn. Turn right into road 852 - there are road signs to "Berg" and "Sandur" - and drive all the 7km to our hostel.

See map here:


The Mývatn Area

Mývatn Lake is a beautiful shallow lake in a region of volcanic activity and geothermal heat. During the summer it is a paradise for ducks and other birds with an average number of 50000 pairs of ducks of 15 species. The surrounding are is extremely beautiful, covered with lava and intereseting geological phenomena like pseudo craters, hot mud and steam springs and canyons.

Bathing in nature

Jarðböðin, sometimes dubbed as the less crowded Blue Lagoon of the North,  offer excellent bathing facilities in an outdoor lagoone with temperature around 38-40°C.


Húsavík is a nice small town situaded in the bay of Skjálfandi with a population of 2500. It has sometimes been called the Whale Watching capital of Iceland and it's highly recommended to sign up for a tour. The Húsavík Church has also caught the eye of many passing visitor.


Goðafoss is a very impressive waterfall on the river Skjálfandafljót. Icelandic Sagas tell that back in the year 1000, when the parliament had decided that Icelanders should adopt the Christian religion, the law-speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði threw his pagan idols into the river. After that the waterfall was named the “waterfall of the idols” or gods.


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