Vagnstadir HI Hostel | Vagnstaðir is a farm and is located in East, Iceland. Green and sustainable hostel
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Meet the Glaciers
 
At the heart of Vatnajökull National Park, and only a short drive away from the amazing Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Vagnsstaðir HI Hostel is the ideal base for glacier exploration. Snowmobile and truck tours up to Vatnajökull glacier can be arranged from the hostel, and during the winter months there are tours for ice cave exploration and enjoying the northern lights.
 
If you fancy a walk on the beach, among seabirds and frolicking seals, the Atlantic Ocean is within walking distance from the hostel.
 
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available                   • Free WiFi    • Cycle storage
• Self-catering kitchen   • Common room(s)                 
         

 

GPS: 64.183024, -15.808252000000039

Vagnsstaðir HI Hostel is located 53 km west of Höfn, around 300 m from road no. 1.

Public transport: During summer: Daily bus transfer between Reykjavík and Höfn.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

In the area
  • The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, only 28 km from the hostel, is among Iceland's most popular natural attractions and for a good reason. Icebergs break off from the glacier and drift into the lagoon, creating a spectacular scene.
  • Go bird watching or spot the seals resting on ice floating in the glacier lagoon.
  • Visit Þórbergssetur, a cultural museum dedicated to the beloved Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson and his home district Suðursveit.
  • Skaftafell is a preservation area within Vatnajökull National Park, home to some of Iceland's most beautiful landscapes; a contrasting combination of white glaciers, black sands and green meadows.
 
At Vagnsstaðir
  • Take a stroll along the beach only 1500 m south of the hostel, among the local seals and birdlife.
  • Glacier Jeeps – Ice & Adventure, located at Vagnsstaðir, offers adventure tours on Vatnajökull glacier with all necessary equipment included.
 
Vagnstaðir 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 up to 30 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.
 
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.
 

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 volcano Thrihnukagigur is dormant is a truly unique natural phenomenon. This tour opens the gates to an almost surreal volcanic realm

  • 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 - Horse 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.

  • Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull

    An easy Glacier hike on Europe´s largest glacier Vatnajökull in the National Park.

  • Laugavegur 4 day hiking

    Iceland's most famous hiking trail Laugavegur in 4 days. Glaciers, bubbling hot springs, fields of lava, multi colored mountains and much much more!

  • Glacier Hiking One Hour

    Glacier hikes from Reykjavik. Only one hour hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier.

Hostels nearby

  • Höfn HI Hostel

    Distance 53 km (ca. 40 min)

  • Vík HI Hostel

    Distance 219 km (ca. 2 hours 30 min)

  • Berunes HI Hostel

    Distance 187 km (ca. 2 hours 20 min)