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On the edge of wilderness
 
Discover the vast wilderness of Melrakkaslétta peninsula or the northern landmarks of Vatnajökull National Park, such as Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi and Hljóðaklettar while staying in our small and friendly village. The local Earthquake Educational Centre is worth a visit and bird-watchers will find plenty of spots to admire their feathered friends. We offer quality accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.
 
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available                    • Common room(s)                  • Laundry facilities
• Self-catering kitchen   • Luggage storage   • Garden
• Cycle storage         
         

 

GPS: 66.3018474, -16.446790999999962

The hostel is located 190 km from Akureyri and 4 km from road no. 60.

Public transport: There are regular buses from Akureyri to Kópasker and further up to Þórshöfn.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

Within the Kópasker area
  • The many nature gems in the vicinity of Kópasker make it a perfect location for exploring all the wonders of the North. 
  • Kópasker is on the coast of Öxarfjörður and only 33 km away you find the magnificent Ásbyrgi – a forested horse-shoe shaped canyon with many interesting hiking routes in the area.
  • Dettifoss waterfall, boasting the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, is south from Ásbyrgi. It is a must see in the area and there is a very beautiful hiking route, 34 km, that trails along the canyon from Dettifoss to Ásbyrgi.
  • The local folk museum displays a unique collection of objects demonstrating daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
 
At Kópasker
  • Kópasker is a small village which was built around services for the surrounding sheep farms.
  • Folk museum at Snarastaðir.
  • The Earthquake Centre is an interesting exhibition of photographs and other materials connected to the seismic activity in Öxarfjörður in 1975, the Kópasker earthquake on January 13th 1976 and the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984.
 
Kópasker 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 at least 30 people from May until August. 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 can be arranged.
A packed breakfast is available for advance bookings.
 
Rent-A-Hostel
You can book the hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.
 

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