Vagnsstaðir HI Hostel

At the heart of Vatnajökull national park, Vagnsstaðir Hostel is the ideal place to get face to face with the glaciers. Conveniently located just off the ring road, this hostel makes for the perfect base for exploring or strolling along the coast. The glass dining room makes for a great place to soak up the midnight sun or watch the northern lights, and the kitchen has everything you’ll need for a hot meal.

In the area:

  • The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is a short drive away, and is one of Iceland‘s most popular attractions.
  • Glacier Jeeps is located at the hostel and offers hikes and ATV tours on the glacier.
  • The pristine Skaftafell nature reserve has many hikes, both long and short. It is also home to Svartifoss, a waterfall with unique basalt columns.


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.

  • Family rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Linen included