Husey HI Hostel | Hostel in East Iceland. Travel to Eastern Iceland. East fjords.
Book Now
Where nature is the only distraction
Want to stay at a farm, see the seals, have a close encounter with a red-throated diver and the skua, go horseback riding and learn about Icelandic farm life? Then make sure to visit Húsey HI Hostel, a farm at the end of a long and winding gravel road. A peaceful location between two rivers amidst colonies of birds and seals. The old farmhouse has welcomed travellers for decades, offering modest accommodation, a fully equipped kitchen and communal living rooms.
Expect a limited WiFi connection but plenty of peaceful quality time to enjoy endless days of nature.
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available             • Self-catering kitchen                 • Garden
• BBQ • Common room(s)  


GPS: 65.5475541, -14.474532599999975

Húsey is located 55 km from Egilsstaðir and 30 km from road no. 1. You take road no. 925 from road no. 1 (turning near the bridge over Jökulsá á Dal), then turn onto road no. 926. The gravel part of the road is passable by all types of cars all year.

Public transport: No buses run to Húsey. You can get off the bus on road no. 1 and get picked up at the byway to Húsey for a fair fee upon request.


In the area
  • On the riverbanks around the hostel you can expect to see seals in their natural habitat.
  • If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Arctic reindeer that sometimes wander into the area.
  • In autumn and winter, the area is a great place to see the northern lights.
At Húsey
  • The folks at Húsey have a horse rental.
  • Húsey is a bird colony and the birdlife around the hostel is spectacular. Among the birds you will find there are the Arctic skua, the Arctic tern, the black-tailed godwit, the common redshank, the whimbrel, and the red-necked phalarope.
  • In and around Húsey there are around 175 species of plants, the national average for an area of this size being around 90.
  • Seal Watching on Horseback, is a specific guided horse riding tour offered daily at 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs. This ride takes you to the best places for watching seals and you will also be able to see many different species of birds and find out quite a lot about the surrounding countryside. 
Húsey 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 12 people from March until October

Get an estimate for your group

Facilities and Services for Groups
Private & multi-shared rooms.
Free WiFi is limited.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Wheelchair access limited.
No meals can be arranged.

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.

  • Breiddalur Valley Biking

    Spend the day cycling in the remote and beautiful Breiðdalur Valley, Eastfjords of Iceland.

Hostels nearby

  • Seyðisfjörður - Hafaldan Harbour HI Hostel

    Distance 80 km (ca. 1 hour 5 min)

  • Reyðarfjörður HI Hostel

    Distance 80 km (ca. 1 hour 5 min)