Dalvík - Gimli HI Hostel

You can feel the ambition in this family run hostel in the friendly fishing town of Dalvík. It´s the perfect spot for exploring the wonders of Tröllaskagi peninsula and the Eyjafjörður area. From the harbour you can take a ferry to Grímsey Island and step into the Arctic Circle, admiring whales, puffins and the magnificent north coast on the way. Every season offers something unique- particularly autumn, when the country's best wild blueberries can be found in the hills above the town and winter, when the area transforms into a skiing haven, with slopes for all skill levels. This hostel is full of life as the family is also running a nice quaint café in the town centre. The café is named after three brothers famous in the old folk stories "Gísli, Eiríkur & Helgi". The café has become popular for its decorations and design. The hostel offer a variety of different rooms, ideal for single travellers, couples, families or group of friends seeking a homey athmosphere.


  • Kaldi Brewery just outside the town offers tours every day upon request. They also have a spa, where you can literally bathe in beer.
  • Go whale watching, sea angling or diving with the many groups that operate from Dalvik.
  • Take the ferry from to Grímsey, an island on the edge of the Arctic Circle that is home to a hundred people and a million seabirds.


At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation.

  • Bar & Cafe
  • Eco friendly
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Group Meals
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Tours / Travel Desk