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The Nature Lover's Paradise 
 
With a spectacular mountain range on one side and a tranquil seafront on the other, Berunes truly offers the best of both worlds. In addition, here you will find beautiful vistas and unbeatable hiking opportunities.
 
Relax, enjoy the remote location, and treat yourself to the renowned pancake breakfast. Not only is Berunes a fantastic place to stay when travelling along the ring road but a tranquil destination. 
 
 
 
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available    • Common room(s)                    • Luggage storage
• Self-catering kitchen   • Laundry facilities   • Café/Bar 
• Suitable for wheelchair users              • Free WiFi   • Meals available
• Cycle storage   • BBQ    
         

 

GPS: 64.6986853, -14.25600600000007

Berunes is 300 m up from road no. 1.

From south: The drive from Djúpivogur (the village at the other side of the long fjord Berufjörður), takes around 40 minutes.
From north: If you are driving from Egilsstaðir you have 3 ways to reach Berunes; 1) Road no. 96 along the coast. 118 km. 2). Road no. 1 down Breiðdalur. 105 km. 3). A rough mountain road (check road conditions) no. 939 called "Öxi". 82 km.

Public transport: Daily buses during summertime between Höfn and Egilsstaðir and further up to Mývatn and Akureyri.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

Within the Berufjörður area
  • Feel the mystique of the pyramid-shaped Mt. Búlandstindur, counted among the few power centres of the country. The strenuous hike to the top (1069 m) will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. 
  • Experience the rich birdlife of Djúpivogur peninsula and along the coast. We provide bird watching pamphlets with a guiding map. 
  • Discover Teigarhorn farm, probably the world's most renowned zeolite source, housing a crystal exhibition.
  • For some local craftsmanship, visit the sculptor museum and gallery Langabúð in Djúpivogur.
  • Visit Papey island for puffin and seal watching. A guided tour includes a visit to Iceland's oldest and smallest wooden church. 
  • Explore the remarkable Petra's Stone Museum in the village of Stöðvarfjörður. 
  • Fulfil your dream and take a guided horse tracking tour at Odin Tours at Höskuldsstaðir, Breiðdalur. During the summer season they ride 24/7 due to the midnight sun.
  • Soak in the local thermal pool at Djúpivogur. 
 
At Berunes
  • Hike up Mt. Steinketill (800 m) above the farm and stroll along the coastline, rich in birdlife and rock formations.  
  • Watch out for a concert at Havarí on the next farm or just drop by at their café. 
  • Visit Berunes church and breathe in the history. 
  • Stay and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings along with the unique choice of accommodation and ambitious settings. 
 
 
 
Berunes HI Hostel is well suited to serve groups and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups. 
The hostel welcomes group bookings of up to 30 people from May until July. Accommodation outside these dates available on request.

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Private & multi-shared rooms.
Free WiFi.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen & towels included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Wheelchair access.
 
Meals
Breakfast and lunch packages can be arranged.
A packed breakfast or lunch is available for advance bookings.
 

Book your Daytour with us

  • Reindeer Safari

    We search for the wild reindeers with a local guide and find the best spots to watch them in their natural environment.

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