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The gate to geothermal wonders
 
The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa may be the superstar of local hotspots but near Keflavík HI Hostel there are numerous other geological wonders to explore and admire. Craters, lava and solfatara fields stretch out over the entire peninsula and stunning ocean views are to be enjoyed along the coast. The town offers both town life with museums, restaurants and a thermal pool and proximity to reclusive areas.
 
Hostel Facilities
• Free WiFi    • Self-catering kitchen            • Cycle storage
• Common room(s)   • Luggage storage   • BBQ
• Suitable for wheelchair users                   
          


 

At Keflavík (Reykjanesbær) 
  • The harbour area is often quite busy with fishing boats and other vessels. Duus hús (Duus House) located by the harbour is the Art and Cultural Centre of Keflavík. The centre accommodates the local museum, concert halls and halls for various cultural activities. We recommend Kaffi Duus after enjoying a walk by the harbour and the culture Duus hús has to offer.
  • The outdoor geothermal pool in Keflavík is exceptionally good with four hot pots, a water slide, 50 m indoor swimming pool and great facilities for children. Well worth the visit, especially after recovering from or preparing for a flight. 
  • Visit the Viking World exhibition; with a settlement farm animal zoo, a playground and an outdoor classroom. The biggest attraction is a magnificent Viking ship modelled on an authentic ninth century ship and sailed to New York in 2000 as part of the millennial celebration of Leifur Eiríksson's journey to the New World.
 
At the Keflavík Area 
  • Keflavík HI Hostel is located on the southern shore of the Reykjanes peninsula which is a true paradise for all lovers of volcanology. The Mid-Atlantic ridge comes ashore on the peninsula, as a part of a 65,000 km mid-ocean ridge that encircles the earth like a seam of a baseball. Most of it lies deep below the surface of the ocean, but it rises above sea level on the peninsula, making it one of very few places on earth where it is visible. It is home to many important geological formations, some of which are utterly unique, including numerous types of volcanoes in at least four separate volcanic zones, with hundreds of open fissures and faults.
  • Drive or cycle to Reykjanestá and explore the spectacular lighthouse, hot springs, lava fields, black beaches – for example Sandvík where the Clint Eastwood film The Flags of our Fathers was filmed. You can see the earth boiling at Gunnuhver and take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, and finally step out on the “Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates - all while surrounded with the breathtaking scenery of the Reykjanes peninsula.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts should not miss the chance to visit the town of Garður and Sandgerði as they travel around the Reykjanes Peninsula. Located in proximity to prime fishing grounds, these two villages offer a lot to see. Garðskagi provides magnificent sea views and two picturesque lighthouses. The area is known for its diverse birdlife, seals and dolphins that sometimes swim near the shore, white sand beaches and an interesting heritage museum with a collection of old machines on display. A tour to Garður and Sandgerði is well worth the drive and is an ideal distance for a half or full day bicycle ride. 
  • The Blue Lagoon is sometimes referred to as Iceland's Eiffel Tower. As different from a tower as possible, however, this is the single most popular place that travellers to Iceland like to visit. This otherworldly place in a magnificent black lava field, the milky-teal Blue Lagoon is fed water from the Svartsengi geothermal area and filled with people daubed in white silica mud. Pre-booking is essential. The lagoon is about a 15 minutes' drive from the Keflavík HI hostel. A drive to the geothermal area at Krýsuvík is a good idea after the relaxation in the lagoon before heading back to Keflavík HI Hostel. 
 

Book your Daytour with us

  • Golden Circle & The Secret Lagoon

    Perfect combination of Golden Circle sightseeing and relaxation at the hot spring nature bath, called The Secret Lagoon.

  • River Rafting Day Tour

    Gullfoss Canyon Rafting. Rafting down Hvítá river is a magnificent way to enjoy Icelandic nature in a different way.

  • Snorkeling Day Tour at Silfra

    Snorkeling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in water and is a fantastic adventure for the whole family.

  • Inside the Volcano

    The lava cave, Víðgelmir is one of the world's largest known caves and is situated in the Hallmundarhraun lava field in West Iceland. A true magical underworld.

  • South Shore Adventure

    This tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. A day tour from Reykjavík.

  • Ice Cave Adventure

    Ice Cave Tour to the unique ice caves in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap. Experience the wonderland of glacial ice.

  • Ice Climbing Tour

    Spend half a day outside walking, climbing the ice, talking and creating unforgettable memories with friends and family.

  • Baths and Northern Lights

    A wonderful experience with Northern lights and bathing in warm geothermal water.

  • Take a Walk on the Ice Side

    The most popular all year Glacier Adventure Tour. It is a great way to experience Icelandic nature with a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue.

  • Golden Circle Direct Day tour

    Gullfoss and Geysir and Þingvellir - Day Tour. Experience the thrill of an erupting geyser, one of the country's most spectacular waterfalls and Iceland's best-loved national park, all within the spac..

  • Landmannalaugar by Bus

    Daily bus tours from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar Iceland from the beginning of June to the end of August. Landmannalaugar is famous for its hiking trails.

  • South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

    This tour takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón.

  • Viking Tour - Horseback riding

    Do you want to test the strength of the Icelandic horse? Are you an experienced rider? Then this tour is for you.

  • Golden Circle Day Tour

    The Golden Circle is the most popular destination for travellers in Iceland. The day tour includes Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall.

  • The Golden Circle & Fontana Steam Bath

    An amazing day tour takes you around the Golden Circle to see three of Iceland's highlights Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Þingvellir National Park, before heading to Fontana’s natural..

  • The Flying Buggy

    Iceland from above in a tiny aircraft, the flying buggy. Amazing sights above Icelandic nature.

  • Zip line ride

    Ever wished you could fly and take a ride on a zip line? Lots of zipping fun near Vík in South Iceland.

  • Paragliding in Vik

    Tandem Paragliding Flight is an awesome day-tour from Reykjavik enjoy stunning views and have a lot of fun up in the sky above Iceland.

Hostels nearby

  • Reykjavík City HI Hostel

    Distance 50 km (ca. 60 min)

  • Reykjavík Downtown HI Hostel

    Distance 50 km (ca. 60 min)