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Berunes

Berufjörður
GPS: 64° 41,946'N, 14° 15,277'W
 
Tel:  (+354) 478-8988 / 869-7227
berunes@hostel.is

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Hostel Details

At Berunes hostel you can enjoy peace and Icelandic farm live in a magnificent environment

 

Are you looking for a comfortable and relaxing space with stunning views? Berunes is an old farm, set on the seafront, surrounded with spectacular mountain range. There you will find a homely hostel in which to relax and unwind, enjoy the scenery or even the mystical mist.

 

The Old House that has been a hostel since 1973 for almost is built at the beginning of last century by the grandparents of the hosts.  Guests will not find a TV or a clock there, it's not needed. However, they will find a collection of books, selected and given by our guests throughout the past 40 years. The hostel offers basic facilities, a small double and family rooms for up to 15 people, sharing living area, kitchen and 2 bathrooms.

In the Family House there are five single/double/family rooms all with shared facilities. Additionally, few self-catering cottages are available; each of them can accommodate from 2 to 5 people.

 

Guests can treat themselves to the renowned pancake breakfast in the morning and local cuisine at the Gestastofan Berunes family restaurant.

 

Berunes is ideally located for those who are travelling between South Skaftafell National Park and the Myvatn area up in the North.

We welcome you to become a part of our history.

 


Opening times: April 1st - October 1st 

The reception is open between 15:00 and 21:00.

 

Next Hostels:

Höfn 142 km (ca. 1 hour 40 min) - Vagnsstaðir 187 km (ca. 2 hours 20 min) -  Reyðarfjörður 85 km (ca. 1 hour) - Seyðisfjörður 109 km (ca. 1 hour 20 min)

 

Distance from Reykjavík

591 km (ca. 6 hours 45 min) 

Facilities
Discounts and concessions available
  
Common room(s)
  
Luggage Store
  Family rooms available
  Laundry facilities
  Non smoking room/area
  Suitable for wheelchair users
  Internet access
  Green Hostel
  Hostel open 24h
  Credit card accepted
  Rates include local tax
  Sheets for hire
  Café/Bar
  Cycle store at Hostel
  TV room
  Meals available
  BBQ
  Self-catering kitchen
  Currency exchange at or near hostel
 
  Groups welcome
  Individual traveller welcome
 


Bed Capacity

Beds per room: Beds per room:: 1 Beds per room:: 2 Beds per room:: 3 Beds per room:: 4 Total
beds
Number of rooms: 3 8 1 5 42

Directions


Bus:    
During summer time there are daily buses from Höfn and Egilsstaðir/Myvatn.
Parking:
At or near hostel
Location:
Directions: Berunes is 300 m from Road nr. 1. The drive from Djúpivogur (the village at the other side of the long fjord Berufjordur), takes around 40 minutes. If you are driving from Egilsstaðir you have at least these 3 ways to reach Berunes; 1. Road 96 along the coast. 118 km. 2. Road nr. 1 down Breiðdalur. 105 km. 3. A rough mountainroad nr 939 called "Öxi". 82 km.
Attractions

Hiking

The East Fjord mountains, valleys and coastline next to Berunes hostel are excellent for hiking.

Djúpivogur

Djúpivogur is a beautful little village in proximity to Berunes hostel. The village is centered around the harbor which happenst to be the most southern harbor of the East Fjords. In town, boat trips to Papey island are on offer along with bird and seal watching trips.

Museums

Langa-Búð, the oldest house in Djúpivogur, is made of logs and was originally built in 1790. Langa- Búð has been renovated and is now the cultural center of Djúpivogur. It houses a museum for Ríkharður Jónsson the sculptor as well as a gallery for local crafts and a coffee shop.

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