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Green and Geothermal
 
Located in a lush geothermal area near many of South Iceland's tourist attractions, South Central HI Hostel welcomes guests to relax in various types of accommodation. 
 
The house was built in 1983 by a visionary named Ingibjörg, a former farmer and midwife. Here you will find beds in shared dorm rooms, private rooms with a shared bathroom or a private apartment with up to six beds available. Enjoy our facilities and the beautiful surroundings in the company of other travellers.
 
Hostel Facilities
 • Family rooms available      • Free WiFi    • Common room(s)
 • Suitable for wheelchair users           • Luggage storage                   • Laundry facilities 
 • Terrace/patio    • Meals available   • Self-catering kitchen    
 • Hot tub    • Garden   • BBQ
         

 

GPS: 63.9871367, -20.55051000000003

The hostel is located by road no. 30, about 7 km from the ring road no. 1. Turn north on road no. 30 midway between Selfoss and Hella.

Public transport: Daily bus no. 72 and/or 73 from Selfoss passes Blesastaðir on its route.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

Within the Blesastaðir area
  • One of Iceland's most fertile areas, Flúðir (23 km north of South Central) offers horse riding tours and delicious greenhouse grown vegetables.
  • Located in a geothermal area, Laugarás is also known for its organic greens. 
  • Take a ride down the steep waterslide at Borg swimming pool.
  • At Brautarholt, you will find a small shop, campsite and a swimming pool.
  • In Þjórsárdalur valley, visit the reconstructed farm Þjóðveldisbær, based on an archaeological site. A must see for all history fans.
  • Keldur is among the handful of preserved turf houses owned by the National Museum. Parts of it date back to the 10th century, which makes it one of Iceland's oldest preserved turf houses.
 
At Blesastaðir 
  • Relax in the lush garden of Blesastaðir or stretch in the hot tub after a long day of activities.
  • Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, right beside the busy tourist spots.
 
South Central 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 20 people all year round.

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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.
 

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

  • Selfoss HI Hostel

    Distance 40 km (ca. 30 min)