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.