Inspiration

How HI Iceland Hostels Breathe New Life Into Old Buildings

From a converted hospital to a traditional turf house, many of our hostels feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Today we talk about adaptive reuse- how our network practices sustainability through taking old buildings and making them into your home away from home.

Iceland on a budget- how to holiday without breaking the bank

Travelling Iceland has become more affordable recently, with more budget airlines making stops here and more tourism companies opening. However, Iceland is still ranked as Europe’s most expensive country to live and travel in- but we have some tips for you on how to save króna!

15 Best Things to do in Iceland in November

November is a wonderful time to visit Iceland. From the northern lights to ice caves, there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy. Rug yourself up and start planning, as we’ve rounded up the 15 best things to do in Iceland during November.

A Guide to Icelandic Xmas

Is it too early to start talking about Christmas? Probably, but it’s good to have something to look forward to- so we’ll tell you about the traditions, culture and food of Christmas in Iceland, as well as what you can expect on your visit here.

Offsetting our Guests Stays with Tree Planting

A couple of weeks ago we went to Heiðmörk to do our annual tree planting. The 480 little saplings we planted will grow into tall Icelandic birch trees and carbon offset the stays of everyone who stayed at our Reykjavík hostels this past year, but they also serve another important purpose- reforesting Iceland.

10 Best Day Hikes In Iceland

Iceland is a nature lover’s paradise, full of incredible landscapes and natural wonders that you simply won’t find anywhere else on earth. While there are plenty of reasons to embark on different Iceland tours, the diverse hiking trails in Iceland are icing on the cake. With so many incredible trails to choose from, it can be hard to decide which to tackle during your visit to Iceland. To help make it easier for you, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 short day hikes in Iceland. The best part? You don’t need any permits for these day hikes!

Midnight Sun in Iceland

Iceland is the land of ice and fire, but also the land of the Midnight sun, a breathtaking natural phenomenon that occurs during the summer. During this period, there are no clear boundaries between one day and another. The long and bright nights in Iceland have good effects on the local people and affects their everyday life. Icelanders tend to stay longer outside and enjoy the long nights and even the children play outside long past their bedtime ... and it is ok!

A story about chocolate brownies and people

From Spain, passing through Iceland, all to way to USA, we want to share our story of how we can make connections through travelling, sharing feelings and food. Our hostels in Iceland have been and will be the theatres of these moments and we will always be here to celebrate the beauty of meeting up, sharing ideas and tips for your trip, be your home for one night or maybe more.

Reykjavik meeting rooms and venue´s. Private hire

Are you looking for a meeting room facilities for few hours or a venue to through a private event? Licensed cafe. Light Lunch (vegan options). Barista Cafe. Contact us for more details. Dalur - sylvia@hostel.is. Loft - ingvar@hostel.is 

Is it safe to drink the water in Iceland?

Yes, it is safe to drink the tap water and 95% of all water in Iceland comes from springs. It is in fact one of the cleanest and most delicious drinking water in the world.