Fljótsdalur HI Hostel

With over 50 years history as a hostel, this former farmhouse overlooks the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Lovingly renovated, Fljótsdalur provides the perfect haven to unwind in the quiet countryside while also being a short drive from popular sights like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. The house can be considered simple by modern times- the shower is in the garden and there is no wifi. However it is impossible to get bored, with a variety of walks in the area and a collection of over 2000 books on Iceland, mostly in English.

Please note that the hostel is not bookable online and you will need to email or call to make a reservation. Fljótsdalur is unable to take card payments- please bring cash.

In the area:

  • Fljótsdalur is just across the river from Þórsmörk, famous for it´s diverse landscape and hikes. It is also situated right at the end of the Laugavegur trail, making it the ideal place to relax after a long hike.
  • In-between Selfoss and Vik, it makes for a great evening stop.
  • Popular sights such as Skogafoss, Eyjafjallajökull and Seljavallalaug are just around the corner.


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.

  • Eco friendly
  • Family rooms
  • Free Luggage Storage
  • Kitchen