Broddanes HI Hostel

Created out of a former school, Broddanes is nestled in a calm bay on the edge of the West Fjords. Away from it all, this is a true nature lovers paradise. With 180 degree windows, bird watchers don’t even have to leave the comfort of the common room to spot ducks, skuas and puffins. Seals are also spotted swimming by frequently, and the bird hide created out of driftwood by the owner is the perfect place to enjoy the midnight sun. For those more adventurous, the hostel offers kayak hire to get up close to the animals that perch on the small cay just a few meters from your door.

In the area:

  • There are a variety of hiking trails in the area ranging from easy to difficult, providing a stunning view over the Strandir area.
  • The charming fishing village of Hólmavík is half an hour drive away and has a geothermal pool, restaurants, and the popular Museum of Sorcery and Magic.
  • The Sheep Farming museum is also twenty minutes away and has a café.
  • Broddanes is the perfect base for day trips to Grimsey Island Nature Reserve and Drangsnes with it´s famous hot tubs.


Things to note:

The hostel is located on road no. 68, about 240 km away from Reykjavík and about 35 km south of Hólmavík. Coming from Reykjavík you turn off road no. 1 just north of Staðarskáli in Hrútafjörður and drive 75 km along road no. 68.

  • Eco friendly
  • Family rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen