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Reykjaskóli, Hrútafjörður
GPS: 65° 15,536'N, 21° 6,537'W
Tel: (+354) 894-5504

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The hot tub and quiet surroundings makes Sæberg hostel a perfect stopover – halfway between Reykjavík and Akureyri. 


Halfway between Reykjavík and Akureyri, you will find Sæberg Hostel located just 1 km off highway no. 1 in Hrútafjörður. Set in a renovated farmhouse by the sea, Sæberg Hostel is one of the HI network of hostels in Iceland and is ideal for those looking for a peaceful countryside setting to reload the batteries away from the hustle and bustle of the world.

Guests can relax in the hostel’s outdoor hot tub, which is heated with the geothermal water from the local hot spring. The more active ones can explore walking paths along the shore and up to the moor to enjoy the wild bird life which includes the usual suspects such as Eider and Arctic Tern (in season) as well as less common ones such as the Great Northern Diver or even the White-tailed Eagle. Within walking distance of the hostel, guests can find the local historical museum with popular exhibitions that uncover the daily life of past generations in the area.

Apart from guestrooms accommodating 2-6 people, cottages with self-contained kitchen facilities and toilets, accommodating 4-5 people each, can also be rented at the hostel. A camping ground is also located near the hostel.

Guests should note that the next grocery shops and restaurants are located 15 km away from the hostel. It is therefore advisable to arrive equipped with food supplies, especially if travelling without a car. Guests arriving at the hostel by bus should indicate Reykir as the name of their destination.


Opening times:

March 1st to October 31st. Outside that period it is possible to call the hostel directly and inquire about availability.


From June 1st till August 31st the reception is open from 16:00 to 20:00. Outside that time period guests can call the host to check in - a phone and the number is provided at the hostel. 

Next Hostel:

Ósar 53 km (ca. 40 min) - Broddanes 87 km (ca. 1 hour)  - Akureyri 213 km (ca. 2 hours 30 min)


Distance from Reykjavík:

176 km (ca. 2 hours 5 min)



 - Family rooms available   
 - Common room(s)   
- Non smoking room/area
 - Sheets for hire
 - Laundry facilities
 - Groups welcome
 - TV room
 - Credit card accepted
- Rates include local tax
 - Self-catering kitchen
 - Individual traveller welcome



Bed Capacity


Beds per room: bedicon2 bedicon3 bedicon4 bedicon5 bedicon6 Total
Number of rooms: 4 1 1 2 1 32



During the summer there are two daily buses from Akureyri and Reykjavík and one during the winter. Guests arriving by bus should get off at Reykjaskóli.
At or near hostel
Sæberg is situated 1 km from road no. 1. There are signs that lead you to the hostel from road no.1. 


Next to Sæberg is Reykir, an old boarding school that has now got a new purpose. Reykir houses the Reykir regional museum which expertise lie in coast culture and farming in Hunafloi until 1920.Shark fishing is also represented in detail.

Hot tub

Sæberg hostel has a fantastic hot tub where you can rest after a hard day of sightseeing.

By becoming a member of Hostelling International you will enjoy the best possible prices at our hostels. We have also teamed up with some local companies and arranged some great discounts for HI members. All you have to do is show your card when you pay and the discount is yours. to learn more about how to become a member, see here.


Reykir Folk Museum - 37.5 % of entrance fee

  Address: Reykjaskóli, 500 Staður
  Reykir museum offers a unique insight into the shark-hunting era and artifacts of the old farming sociaty.

Sustainability at Sæberg 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



Sæberg 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.

Sæberg 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 Sæberg




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. 

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