The simple life near the glaciers
If you want to stay in a renovated, former farmhouse out in the peace and quiet of the countryside then Fljótsdalur HI hostel is the perfect place for you. Compared to modern standards the house is rather simple, for example the shower is in the garden. The view from the house of the ice-caps, the world-famous Eyjafjallajökull, and its bigger neighbour Mýrdalsjökull is spectacular. There is a hike for everyone from less than an hour to 2 days. The most popular is the 4-hour round trip up the mountain Thórólfsfell.
There is also a collection of over 2000 books and papers on Iceland, mainly in English - a real haven for bookworms.
Good to know
Please note that the hostel is not bookable online and you need to call or email us to make a reservation. Also we cannot accept card payments.
• Self-catering kitchen
• Luggage storage
GPS: 63.71527099999999, -19.73425599999996
Take road no. 261 from Hvolsvöllur. The road is 27 km long. The last 8kms are on a gravel road but suitable for 2WD cars except for the last 100 metres up the hill to the hostel. Otherwise you can park 100 m away and walk up a steep hill to reach the hostel.
Public transport: No buses run from Hvolsvöllur.
Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.
At Fljótsdalur and in the area
Explore the network of hiking trails in the area around the hostel, ranging from short walks to two-day hikes around Markarfljótsgljúfur. The most popular is the hike up Mt. Þórólfsfell, a four-hour round trip.
The hostel has a fantastic garden with a BBQ area, dining tables, and an outdoor shower, with beautiful views over the area.
Make use of the fully equipped guest kitchen, but be sure to plan your grocery shopping in advance as the next store is at Hvolsvöllur 27 km away.
The hostel has an impressive library of English language books on all things Icelandic, with an emphasis on history, geology, geography, flora and fauna.
Fljótsdalur HI 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 20 people from May until October.
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Facilities and Services for Groups
Dorm rooms with 4 - 6 beds.
Bed linen included.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Meals can be arranged in advance booking.