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Relax and Play on the Seashore

Looking to escape from the vibrant capital of Reykjavík? The lovely seaside town of Akranes, West Iceland, is only a short drive away. You can also catch the new ferry across Faxaflói Bay – perhaps bringing your bike. 
Play a round of golf, have a family picnic at Garðalundur, take a dip at Jaðarsbakki geothermal pool or stroll along Langisandur Beach – Akranes is the perfect place to relax. 
Located in a charming house that used to house the local pharmacy, Akranes Hostel is a fascinating piece of history in and of itself. 
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available               • Free WiFi    • Cycle storage
• Self-catering kitchen   • Luggage storage   • Garden
• Common room(s)               


GPS: 64.315417, -22.086829

Akranes is less than an hour's drive from Reykjavík on the ring road towards the west.

Public transport: Daily bus no. 57 from Reykjavík to Akureyri passes Akranes on its route.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

  • Walk down to Langisandur Beach. 
  • Hike up Mt. Akrafjall for a fantastic view over the area. A less challenging trail lies along the river Berjadalsá up to Berjadalur valley.
  • Visit the old and charming Akranesviti lighthouse. Afterwards, a walk along the harbour makes for a great photo opportunity. 
  • Explore the rich birdlife of the Akranes peninsula, comprising both seabirds and wading birds.
  • Learn about the town's history at the local folk museum.
  • Drive into Hvalfjörður fjord and hike up to Iceland's highest waterfall, Glymur. 
  • Explore the natural wonders of Borgarfjörður, such as Deildartunguhver hot spring, Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls, the historical site of Reykholt and the recreational area Húsafell. 
  • Akranes is a perfect hub for a day trip to Reykjavík with its variety of attractions. Drive, cycle, take the bus or the ferry. 
Akranes Hostel is well suited to serve groups and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups. 
The hostel welcomes groups of up to 80 people from June until August. Outside this time period, the hostel can accommodate groups of up 30 people.

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Free WiFi.
Bed linen & towels included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Breakfast, lunch packages and dinner can be arranged.
You can book the hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.

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