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.
Official opening times for the hostel are March 1st to October 31st. Outside of 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 of that time period guests can call the host to check in - a phone and the number is provided at the 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)