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Suðurvíkurvegur 5
GPS: 63° 25,399'N, 19° 0,551'W
Tel:  (+354) 487-1106 / +354-867-2389

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Hostel Details

Vík hostel is surrounded by extraordinary nature in the southest part of Iceland - with the amazing Reynisfjara beach and Dyrhólaey island close by


The hostel is located in Vík, a small village with appr. 300 inhabitants. From the hostel you have a very good view over the village. In the hostel you will find a guest kitchen and a dining room. All services are close by. Dyrhólaey is only 15 km from the Hostel. Vík has a beautiful nature and the area around the hostel is ideal for hiking. Museums and golf courses are close by.

The hostel has a wireless network connection.


Opening times:

Opening times (daily/weekly):    08:00-14:00 and 16:00-22:00 in June, July and August.
Opening times (over the year):    Open all year 

Nearest hostels:



Skógar 33 km (ca. 25 min) - Vestmannaeyjar 88 km (ca. 1 hour 20 min*) - Vagnsstaðir 219 km (ca. 2 hours 30 min)

Waiting time for ferry not included


Distance from Reykjavík:

186 km (ca. 2 hours 10 min)


 - Discounts and concessions available   
 - Cycle rental available at or near the hostel   
 - Basic store available at or near the hostel
 - Family rooms available
 - Credit card accepted
 - Garden
 - Hostel open 24h
 - Café/Bar
 - Playground
 - Sheets for hire
 - Currency exchange at or near hostel
 - Sports
 - TV room
 - Female only
 - Rates include local tax
 - Self-catering kitchen
 - Individual traveller welcome
 - Cycle store at Hostel
 - Groups welcome
 - Non smoking room/area
 - Common room(s)
 - BBQ


Total bed capacity: 36



For those travelling by bus there are daily bus connections during the summer time from Reykjavík and Höfn to Vík.
In front of the hostel
As Vík is on the ringroad it is very easy to reach the hostel by car.

Black sand beaches

A remarkable nearby feature is the beautiful black beach with the Reynisdrangar, black basalt columns sculpted by the sea. A folk tale says that they are former trolls  which were caught outside at dawn. The sea around them is rather wild and stormy, so travelers will not be surprised to discover a monument to the memory of drowned seamen on the beach.


The view from up there is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier  Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible - depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name (meaning: the island with the hill door). In the summertime, many puffins nest on the cliff faces of Dyrhólaey.

Trips on sea

You can take a tour on sea to visit the amazing Dyrhólaey. The tour takes off from Dyrhólar and goes down the sands and to the east along the beach, where the opening in Dyrhólaey and the rock pillars off the coast are clearly visible. From there the vessel is launched and you will sail through the opening of Dyrhólaey (Tónni) and pass by some of the biggest rock pillars near to the promontory, i.e. Kambur, Háidrangur, Lundadrangur and Mávadrangur.


Vík and the surrounding areas are perfect to see those quirky little creatures called puffins.

Sustainability at Vik 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



Vik 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.

Vik 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 Vik




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. 

Glacier Tours

    Vík hostel is an authorized tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board.


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.


leirbrot og gler       

Leirbrot og gler - 10% of glass and ceramics

  Address: Bakkabraut 6, 870 Vík
  Leirbrot og gler is a glass and ceramic workshop owned by the artis Guðrún Sigurðardóttir

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