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Welcome to the Farm Life
Want to know what it's like to live on an Icelandic farm? Situated on a traditional farmstead east of the river Laxá, Árbót Hostel offers an opportunity to experience first hand the hustle and bustle of Icelandic farm life. Guests can find out what it´s like to raising cattle, horses and sheep, without giving up the comforts of hot showers and WiFi.
Árbót is also an ideal base for exploring a wide variety of natural attractions, a bucket list of waterfalls, hot springs, volcanic craters and unique geological formations, as well as some of the best whale watching sites anywhere in the world.
Hostel Facilities
• Free WiFi     • BBQ     • Laundry facilities
• Self-catering kitchen               • Family rooms available         • Common room(s)



GPS: 65.9117195, -17.40549329999999

From Akureyri: Árbót is located 20 km south of Húsavík. About 15 km south of Húsavík turn onto road 8515 and there is a sign to Árbót.

Public transport: Daily buses running Akureyri – Egilsstaðir.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

In the area
  • Explore the legendary Mývatn area and its strange world of lava formations, volcanic craters, hot springs and diverse bird life.
  • East of Mývatn you will find Dimmuborgir, a magical collection of volcanic caves and lava formations that have to be seen to be believed.
  • Enjoy the relaxing outdoor baths and steam rooms at Mývatn Natural Baths with views over the Mývatn area.
  • Admire the majestic Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and don't miss its beautiful cousin Goðafoss, another famous waterfall in the area.
  • Ásbyrgi is a true natural wonder and a favourite among Icelanders. According to the legend, the horseshoe-shaped canyon was shaped by the hoof print of Sleipnir, the horse of Odin.
  • Húsavík is known as one of the best whale watching locations in the world, with a variety of whale watching tours to choose from. When you're back from the tour, visit the amazing whale museum and enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants.
Árbót Hostel is well suited to serve groups and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups. 
The hostel welcomes group bookings of up to 30 people from April until September. Accommodation outside these dates available on request.

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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 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.

Book your Daytour with us

  • Dog Sledding

    Dog sledding tour around the Lake Mývatn area in North Iceland. A must do for dog lovers.

  • Silent Whale Watching

    Spot the Minke whale and Humpback whale, in the silent, environmentally-friendly, electric boat. Minimum disturbance to whales and nature and no carbon footprint.

  • Lake Myvatn day tour

    Lake Mývatn tour from Akureyri is the most popular destination in North Iceland.

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