This is HI Iceland

HI Iceland is a non-profit membership organisation established in 1939. The organisation is a member of Hostelling International, a worldwide network of 3300 hostels spared across 89 countries. Our Hostels fulfil the international assured standards for HI Hostels, so guests can rely on consistent high-level of services and facilities in whichever of our hostels you visit.
Since its inception the organisation's main goal has been to promote and encourage people of all ages to travel and to increase their knowledge and appreciation of nature and culture. To this end, HI Iceland operates the following programmes:
  • 29 hostels around the country with over 1100 beds. Loft Hostel in Reykjavík and  Reykjavík City Hostel are owned and run by HI Iceland; other hostels are privately owned, but in close cooperation with HI Iceland through standard co-operation agreements.
  • Information centre for domestic and foreign hostels.
  • Management of a travel agency that takes care of bookings for Icelandic hostels, renting cars and offering a variety of tours around Reykjavík and to different parts of the country.
  • Operation of the Reykjavík Campsite. The Campsite is open all year with approximately 35.000 overnights.
  • The organisation has worked diligently since its foundation on promoting environmental issues which have since the year 2003 been a mainstay of the organisation's quality.




Mission & Values

HI Iceland´s mission is to support sustainable and responsible tourism as well as cultural diversity. HI Iceland´s core values are Respect, Broad-mindedness and Hospitality.


HI Iceland´s Strategy document



Meet the people

Main Office & Reykjavik HI Hostels

Stefan Jovic
Sales Agent
stefan (at)
+354 575 6708
Sigríður Ólafsdóttir
Dalur HI Hostel - Café&Bar
sirra (at)
+354 553 8110
Agnes Helga Bjarnadóttir
Maintenance Supervisor
agneshelga (at)
Ágústa Sigrún Ágústsdóttir
HR Manager
agusta (at)
Ingvar Óli Eymundsson
Operations Manager
Loft HI Hostel - Café&Bar
ingvar (at)
+354 5538140
Kristi Strik
Sales Agent (on maternity leave / í fæðingarorlofi )
kristi (at)
+354 575 6708
Oddvar Haukur Árnason
Revenue and Financial Manager
oddvar (at)
+354 553 8110
Irene Prune Soler
Sales Agent
irene (at)
+354 575 6708

Board of Directors of HI Iceland


Þórhallur Örn Guðlaugsson

Vice Chairman

Inga María Magnúsdóttir

Board Members

Gunnar Ingi Hjartarson
Þóra Guðmundsdóttir