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:
 
  • 34 hostels around the country with over 1100 beds. Loft Hostel in Reykjavík, Reykjavík City Hostel and  Reykjavík Downtown 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 is a non-profit membership organisation established in 1939. The organisation is a member of Hostelling International, a worldwide network of 4000+ hostels in 80 countries with approximately 35 million overnights a year worldwide. Our Hostels fulfil the international standard for HI Hostels.

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. 

 

 

 

 

Meet the people

HI Iceland Main Office

Aðalheiður E. Ásmundsdóttir
Internet Marketing Manager
adalheidur (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6716
Ágústa S. Ágústsdóttir
HR Manager
hr (at) hostel.is
+354 899 4428
Bylgja Björgvinsdóttir
Accountant
bylgja (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6709
Guðný Skúladóttir
Booking Agent
gudny (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6711
Eleonore Ranstam
Booking Agent
eleonore (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6705
Harpa Jóhannsdóttir
Booking Manager Groups
harpa (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6706
Helena W. Óladóttir
Quality & Sustainability Manager
helena (at) hostel.is
+354 693 2948
Kristi Strik
Booking Agent
kristi (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6708
Kristín Guðmundsdóttir
Booking Manager FIT
kristing (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6710
Oddvar Haukur Árnason
Revenue Manager
oddvar (at) hostel.is
Ragnhildur Ragnarsdóttir
Office Manager
ragnhildur (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6704
Sigríður Ólafsdóttir
Director of Operations
sirra (at) hostel.is
Vésteinn Benediktsson
Finance Director
vesteinn (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6702
Þorsteinn Jóhannesson
CEO
thorsteinn (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6701

Reykjavík HI Hostels

Oddvar Haukur Árnason
Operations Manager -
Reykjavík City HI Hostel
oddvar (at) hostel.is
Thomas Banakas
Reception Manager -
Reykjavík Downtown HI Hostel
thomas (at) hostel.is
Sigríður Dröfn Tómasdóttir
Reception Manager -
Reykjavík Loft HI Hostel
sigga (at) hostel.is