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

Agnes Helga Bjarnadóttir
Maintenance Supervisor
agneshelga (at) hostel.is
Ágústa Sigrún Ágústsdóttir
HR Manager
agusta (at) hostel.is
Ingvar Óli Eymundsson
Project Manager
Loft Hi Hostel
Loft Café&Bar
ingvar (at) hostel.is
+354 5538140
Kristi Strik
Sales Agent
kristi (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6708
Oddvar Haukur Árnason
CFO
Revenue Manager
oddvar (at) hostel.is
+354 553 8110
Sigríður Dröfn Tómasdóttir
Sales Manager
sigga (at) hostel.is
Sigríður Ólafsdóttir
COO
Reykjavík City HI Hostel
Dalur Café
sirra (at) hostel.is
+354 553 8100
Þorsteinn Jóhannesson
CEO
thorsteinn (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6701

Board of Directors of HI Iceland

Chairman

Þórhallur Örn Guðlaugsson

Vice Chairman

Inga María Magnúsdóttir

Board Members

Gunnar Ingi Hjartarson
Þóra Guðmundsdóttir