The birds and the sea and the seals
Some of Iceland's best seal and bird-watching can be enjoyed near Ósar, 30 km off the ring road on the Vatnsnes peninsula. Ósar is known as being a haven for nature lovers and history buffs alike as well as the scene of dramatic historical events, myths and folklore. Visit Hvítserkur, a 15 m high sea stack resembling a prehistoric dinosaur said to be an ancient troll petrified by the sunrise, or Illugastaðir and Þrístapar, the background for the events leading up to the last public execution in Iceland.
• Family rooms available
• Free WiFi
• Laundry facilities
• Self-catering kitchen
• Common room(s)
GPS: 65.599373, -20.64916949999997
The hostel is located midway between Reykjavík and Akureyri. You leave the main road and turn onto road no. 711.
Public transport: There are regular buses from Reykjavík to Akureyri.
Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.
Ósar 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 50 people from May to November. Accommodation outside these dates available on request.
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Facilities and Services for Groups
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen & towels included.
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.