Vagnstadir HI Hostel | Vagnstaðir is a farm and is located in East, Iceland. Green and sustainable hostel
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Meet the Glaciers
At the heart of Vatnajökull National Park, and only a short drive away from the amazing Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Vagnsstaðir HI Hostel is the ideal base for glacier exploration. Snowmobile and truck tours up to Vatnajökull glacier can be arranged from the hostel, and during the winter months there are tours for ice cave exploration and enjoying the northern lights.
If you fancy a walk on the beach, among seabirds and frolicking seals, the Atlantic Ocean is within walking distance from the hostel.
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available                   • Free WiFi    • Cycle storage
• Self-catering kitchen   • Common room(s)                 


GPS: 64.183024, -15.808252000000039

Vagnsstaðir HI Hostel is located 53 km west of Höfn, around 300 m from road no. 1.

Public transport: During summer: Daily bus transfer between Reykjavík and Höfn.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

In the area
  • The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, only 28 km from the hostel, is among Iceland's most popular natural attractions and for a good reason. Icebergs break off from the glacier and drift into the lagoon, creating a spectacular scene.
  • Go bird watching or spot the seals resting on ice floating in the glacier lagoon.
  • Visit Þórbergssetur, a cultural museum dedicated to the beloved Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson and his home district Suðursveit.
  • Skaftafell is a preservation area within Vatnajökull National Park, home to some of Iceland's most beautiful landscapes; a contrasting combination of white glaciers, black sands and green meadows.
At Vagnsstaðir
  • Take a stroll along the beach only 1500 m south of the hostel, among the local seals and birdlife.
  • Glacier Jeeps – Ice & Adventure, located at Vagnsstaðir, offers adventure tours on Vatnajökull glacier with all necessary equipment included.
Vagnstaðir 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 30 people all year round.

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Private & multi-shared rooms.
Free WiFi.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen & towels included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Wheelchair access.
Breakfast can be arranged.
A packed breakfast is available for advance bookings.
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

  • Reindeer Safari

    We search for the wild reindeers with a local guide and find the best spots to watch them in their natural environment.

  • Breiddalur Valley Biking

    Spend the day cycling in the remote and beautiful Breiðdalur Valley, Eastfjords of Iceland.

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