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Böðvarsholt Country Hostel is in the middle of the south side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is a good place to stay when travelling around Snæfellsnes; the hostel is located near Snæfellsjökull National Park with all its wonders and unique nature. Enjoy all the area has to offer, such as horse riding, hiking, theatre, nature pools, and so much more only a short distance away from the hostel. Magnificent views over beautiful nature: glacier, mountains, lava, and the ocean right from our doorstep! 

Our hostel is in a old classic Icelandic farmhouse with five bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms. Enjoy the evening sun on the deck or hike around the area - the opportunities are endless. 

Good to know
Distance to nearest grocery shop: 25 km.
Hostel Facilities
• Free WiFi              • Hostel open 24h               • Common rooms
• Self-catering kitchen               • BBQ   • Lounge / Common area
• Bike storage             


GPS: +64° 50′ 45.60″, -23° 20′ 14.82

Böðvarsholt is about two hours' drive from Reykjavík. Follow the ring road towards Borgarnes, and road no. 54 from Borgarnes towards Snæfellsnes peninsula. Continue on that road and you will find Böðvarsholt on the right-hand side further along.

Public transport: Unfortunately, there is no bus that passes by the hostel, but you can take one as far as to Arnarstapi (25 km away) or to Vegamót (25 km away). Further information on

Parking: We have plenty of free parking on-site.

In the area
  • Lýsulaugar is the local pool with natural geothermal water. The water is unique because it is rich in minerals and algae that makes it soothing and relaxing.
  • Snæfelljökull National Park is only 26 km away; the park's visitor centre is at Malarrif and there you can get all the information you need for a great day surrounded by beautiful nature. 
  • On the north side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there are a few small fishing towns that are worth a visit. There you can find shops, restaurants, museums, and more.
  • Arnarstapi is a small village close to the national park. There you can find picturesque views and a lot of birdlife.
  • Búðir is a place you must visit in our area. There, you will find black lavafield famous for its various plantlife, sandy beaches, and a small black church with great history. 
At Böðvarsholt
  • Böðvarsholt is located on a farm by the mountains on the south side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. From the hostel, you can take short hikes or a walk around the fields.
  • You can relax on the patio or play outdor games that are provided. And who knows, maybe Perla the dog will join you? 
Böðvarsholt HI 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 15 people from mid-May to mid-September

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Free WiFi.
Bed linen included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities: kitchen and dining area.
No meals are provided. 
You can book the whole hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.

Book your Daytour with us

  • Lava Cave, Thermal Pool and Waterfalls

    Víðgelmir, lava cave, is one of the world's largest known caves and is situated in the Hallmundarhraun lava field in West Iceland.

  • Into the Glacier

    Langjökull Ice Cave Tour. Explore the world's first and biggest man-made ice cave at Langjökull glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland.

  • The Wonders of Snæfellsnes

    Visit a world of diversity at Snæfellsnes penisula on a day trip from Reykjavík. Includes a magical glacier, ocean views, fishing villages and white and black sand beaches.

  • Glacier Walk and Northern Lights

    On this amazing day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue, and have a delicious lamb soup dinner at a farm before a northern lights hunt.

  • Taste of Nature

    Culinary experience in Iceland and a treat for all the senses, with short hikes and savour the local food.

  • Cave Explorer

    Scheduled lava caving tour for individuals and small groups to Víðgelmir lava tube in West Iceland.

  • Stand Up Paddle Board Tour in Iceland

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Iceland. Explore the Icelandic coastline in a whole new way.

  • Kayaking tour from Stykkisholmur

    Sea kayaking day tour from Stykkisholmur in West Iceland.

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