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Arts and Crafts in a Picturesque Setting
Nestled in the mountainous landscape of the Eastfjords, Seyðisfjörður is a true gem of a town with colourful little houses and a vibrant arts community. It was the site of the internationally acclaimed television series Trapped, showing its ominous side in the middle of winter. In the summer the town is alive with culture events, and when the Norröna ferry docks every week it is transformed into the smallest metropolis in the world.
Seyðisfjörður Hostel offers accommodation in two different but equally charming historic houses; Hafaldan Harbour & Hafaldan Old Hospital
Hafaldan Harbour Hostel was established in 1975 and is nestled on the north side of the Seyðisfjörður fjord with an amazing view from the dining area. Rooms are small & cozy with washbasin in every room. This is a very authentic hostel with a lot of charm. Ideal for those who seek basic & budget accommodation in Seydisfjordur.
Good to know
Late check out is offered and should be before 12:00. Rooms are ready for self check in at 14:00. Note that for payment & general assistance you’ll have to go to the reception desk located in the old hospital hostel. Bed linen & towels are included in all rooms. 
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available   • Laundry facilities    • Common room(s)
 • Self-catering kitchen         • Free WiFi   • BBQ
• Luggage storage        



GPS: 65.2653988, -14.014434800000004

Seyðisfjörður Hostel is located in the middle of the town in 2 different buildings. To get to Seyðisfjörður you take road no. 93 from Egilsstaðir (28 km).

Public transport: During summer: Daily bus transfer between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður. During winter: Transfer between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður approx. six days a week.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

Sea Port: The ferry Norröna connects with Seyðisfjörður via Norway and the Faroe Islands every Tuesday. Check the schedule on

At and around Seyðisfjörður
  • Visit the old blue church, situated in the middle of the village and as picturesque as they come.
  • Hiking opportunities are plentiful in the area, with mountain trails offering magnificent views and waterfalls at every turn.
  • Visit the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, a space for events, exhibitions and artists' residencies focusing on contemporary visual art.
  • Experiment with your voice at Tvísöngur, a sound sculpture by German artist Lukas Kühne, consisting of five interconnected concrete domes, designed to create resonance with the traditional five-tone harmony of the Icelandic folk music tradition of tvísöngur.
At the hostel
  • Enjoy the calm sea views from the common room at Hafaldan Harbour.
  • Get ready to be charmed in the golden walls of birch plywood and cozy atmosphere while you experience Seydisfjörður's herring history in one of Icelands oldest hostels, Hafaldan Harbour.
Seyðisfjörður Hafaldan Harbour Hostel is ideal for groups of 12 - 16 people where the groups could enjoy the house privately. The hostel offers good cooking facilities and dining area. Rooms are all with shared bathroom: one 4 bed room (two bunk beds), two twin rooms (two single beds in each room), and four 2 bed rooms with a double bed. 
The hostel welcomes groups of up to 16 people from April until September. The hostel is closed from 1st of November to 1st of April every year.

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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.

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