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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 Old Hospital is located in the towns centre in the historic former hospital building. The building has been under constant renovation for the last year and is without a doubt one of Iceland´s most charming hostels with beautiful interior design. The newest pride is the little basement "SPA" where guests can enjoy a Sauna & relax after a busy day of sightseeing. The hostel offers variety of different rooms both with private and shared bathrooms. 
Good to know
A small bar with handpicked selection of beer & wine is open during reception hours. Rooms are ready for self check in at 13:00 and check out is at 10:00. For assistance and payment the Reception is open from 8 - 10 in the morning and from 17-21 in the evening. Bed linen & towels are included in all rooms.
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available                • Sauna   • Common room(s)
• Self-catering kitchen      • Laundry facilities                • BBQ
• Luggage storage   • Free WiFi    


GPS: 65.2582213, -14.005016899999987

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
  • Feel at home in the historic heritage building with high ceilings & spacious rooms in the centre of Seyðisfjörður town.
  • Relax in the Sauna & Slow down - learn from fellow travellers and stay for at least two nights.
Seyðisfjörður Old Hospital 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 44 people from April until mid-September. The hostel is closed during winter.

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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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