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On the edge of wilderness
Discover the vast wilderness of Melrakkaslétta peninsula or the northern landmarks of Vatnajökull National Park, such as Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi and Hljóðaklettar while staying in our small and friendly village. The local Earthquake Educational Centre is worth a visit and bird-watchers will find plenty of spots to admire their feathered friends. We offer quality accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available                    • Common room(s)                  • Laundry facilities
• Self-catering kitchen   • Luggage storage   • Garden
• Cycle storage         


GPS: 66.3018474, -16.446790999999962

The hostel is located 190 km from Akureyri and 4 km from road no. 60.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

Within the Kópasker area
  • The many nature gems in the vicinity of Kópasker make it a perfect location for exploring all the wonders of the North. 
  • Kópasker is on the coast of Öxarfjörður and only 33 km away you find the magnificent Ásbyrgi – a forested horse-shoe shaped canyon with many interesting hiking routes in the area.
  • Dettifoss waterfall, boasting the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, is south from Ásbyrgi. It is a must see in the area and there is a very beautiful hiking route, 34 km, that trails along the canyon from Dettifoss to Ásbyrgi.
  • The local folk museum displays a unique collection of objects demonstrating daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
At Kópasker
  • Kópasker is a small village which was built around services for the surrounding sheep farms.
  • Folk museum at Snarastaðir.
  • The Earthquake Centre is an interesting exhibition of photographs and other materials connected to the seismic activity in Öxarfjörður in 1975, the Kópasker earthquake on January 13th 1976 and the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984.
Kópasker 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 30 people from May until October. 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.
Wheelchair access but limited.
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.

Hostels nearby

  • Akureyri HI Hostel

    Distance 188 km (ca. 2 hours 10 min)

  • Húsey HI Hostel

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