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Vegamót - Hafnarbraut 4
GPS: 65° 58,047'N, 18° 31,848'W

 Tel.  (+354) 466-1060 / 699-6616


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Hostel Details

Dalvík hostel is located in a big, beautiful house by the main street in the center of Dalvík, nicely situated above the harbour.

Dalvík is a typical fishing village with around 1.500 inhabitants. The village is surrounded by the ocean, deep valleys and the high mountains of the Tröllaskagi peninsula. 

There are countless possibilities of things to do in Dalvík area; whale watching, museum, horse rental, swimming pool and gym, great hiking routs and areas for outdoor activity, birdwatching in a nature reserve, golf, skiing area and more! In Dalvík area there are great possibilities to watch the Northern lights during winter time. There is a short distance to grocery store, atm, cafe and restaurant among other things from the hostel.

From Dalvík the ferry Sæfari sails three times a week to Grímsey island which lies on the Arctic Circle. Sæfari ferry also sails two times a week to Hrísey, the Pearl of Eyjafjörður fjord. 


Green hostels. Dalvik Hostel is a Green Hostel


Opening times

Opening times (daily/weekly):    The reception is open 09:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 18:00
Opening times (over the year):    Open all year


Next hostels

Siglufjörður 34 km (ca. 35 min) - Akureyri 44 km (ca. 35 min) - Berg 127 km (ca. 1 hour 30 min) - Árbót 124 km (ca. 1 hour 30 min)


Distance from Reykjavík:

412 km (ca. 4 hours 50 min)


Sustainability at Dalvik Hostel

We want to contribute to supporting and strengthening the environmental consciousness and sense of responsibility of both Icelandic and foreign travellers in Iceland by offering guests facilities, services and recreation where responsible treatment of natural and cultural surroundings are the guiding principles; The environmental policy of HI Iceland



Dalvik Green Hostel Iceland certification 2014-1

Green Hostel Certification

The Green Hostel certification is based on environmental and social requirements set out by HI Iceland, with the professional support of an independent consulting agency which audits the hostels.

Dalvik HI Hostel has proved its commitment to sustainable practices and put special emphasizes on topics like consumption/purchasing, reusing and recycling,  pollution, energy and water, transportation, external surroundings and environmental education.


Download the Green Hostels Audit Report for Dalvik




HI Iceland has included enviromental and social aspects in the organization’s Quality Standards for many years. All HI Iceland hostels must fulfill the General Quality Standards which include mandatory environmental requirements. 



   -  Family rooms available
 -  Non smoking room/area
 -  Laundry facilities

 - Self-catering kitchen
 - Garden
 - Credit card accepted

 - Common room(s)
 - Rates include local tax
 - Individual traveller welcome

 - Internet access
 - Sheets for hire
 - Basic store available at or near the hostel

 - Currency exchange at or near hoste
 - Groups welcome
 - Sports


Bed Capacity

Beds per room: bedicon1 bedicon2 bedicon3 bedicon5 Total
Number of rooms: 1 1 4 1 20


Bus: Daily tours to Ólafsfjörður and Akureyri on week days
Parking: Public car parks by the hostel
Sea port: The hostel is situated just above the harbour in Dalvík - Ferry to Grímsey island and the Arctic circle and also to Hrísey, the Pearl of Eyjafjörður
Location: By the main street in the center of the village.
Airport: Akureyri domestic airport (45 km), also provides connection to Copenhagen during summer

Swimming Pools

Dalvík community has two Swimming Pools, in Dalvík there is a 12,5m x 25 m pool, with hot tubs, shallow childrans pool, watermushroom, waterslides, solarium, steambath and a very nicely equipped gym. Svarfaðardalur valley indoor swimming pool was built in 1929 and its the oldest specially made indoor pool in Iceland. The pool can be rented for families or groups, contact Dalvík Swimming Pool for reservation, tel. +354–466-3233


Hvoll Museum

The museum in Dalvík has a lot to offer its guests. The room and things of Jóhann Pétursson who was among the tallest men in the world, collection of birds, a polar bear and a seal. The story of the great earthquake of Dalvík 1934 can be read. Skiing On mountain Böggvisstaðafjall we enjoy one of Icelands best skiing resort. Dalvík has a long tradition of skiing and many great skiers from Dalvík have competed for Iceland at international competitions and the Olympics.


Whale watching – sea angling

Whale watching and sea angling can be enjoyed on the orginal oak fishing boats Viktor from Dalvík and Níels Jónsson from Hauganes village.


Svarfaðardalur Nature Reserve –Bird watching

The reserve is about 8 of wetland by the Svarfaðardalur river. Very good conditions for many species of birds which can be seen in the area. Marked trails for birdwatching and two huts by nearby small lakes. Birdwatching can also be done by the whale watching boats or by taking a trip to Grímsey island.


Grímsey island – on the Arctic circle

Grímsey island lies 40 km north of Iceland, directly on the Arctic circle. The ferry Sæfari sails from Dalvík three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Tröllaskagi peninsula– Great variety of hiking trails

From Dalvík you can choose from a lot of hiking possibilities on Tröllaskagi, wether its for a short day trip or for longer trips. Tröllaskagi is a rugged peninsula lying between Skagafjörður and Eyjafjörður, filled with mountains, rivers and small glaciers.

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