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Iceland's Best Kept Secret?
No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago composed of 14 small islands featuring stunning volcanic landscapes and rich birdlife. The islands are the largest puffin colony in Europe and at Stórhöfði cape, the southern tip of Heimaey island, you might get a chance to see the brightly beaked Atlantic puffin up close.
Sometimes referred to as the Pompeii of the North, in 1973 the townspeople of Heimaey had to evacuate the island for months because of a massive volcanic eruption. The award-winning Eldheimar museum exhibition tells the story of the eruption and is not to be missed.
The Vestmannaeyjar Hostel is located in the town centre, with everything you need within walking distance.
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available                • Common room(s)         • Café/Bar
• Free WiFi   • Laundry facilities   • Luggage storage
• Hostel open 24h   • Self-catering kitchen               • Meals available


GPS: 63.44093979999999, -20.268101099999967

Vestmannaeyjar Hostel is located in the village centre, close to the harbour.

Public transport: No buses are connected to the Island. Public buses run around the island.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

Airport: There are daily flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport and Vestmannaeyjar as well as between Bakki (close to harbour) and Vestmannaeyjar. That flight takes a mere 10 minutes.

Sea Port: The ferryplace is Landeyjarhöfn and it connects to Vestmannaeyjar 4-5 times a day.

At and around the hostel
  • Heimaey is home to some of the best restaurants outside of Reykjavík.
  • The swimming pool at Brimhólabraut offers something for everyone: kids, swimmers and those who just want to kick back in a hot tub at the end of the day.
Around the area
  • In January 1973, the Eldfell volcano at Heimaey erupted, burying nearly 400 buildings in ash and forcing an immediate evacuation of the island. The award-winning Eldheimar museum exhibition tells the story of the eruption and showcases the most fascinating historical remains.
  • The islanders are known for their unique local traditions revolving around bird hunting, egg collecting and cliff rappelling.
  • Vestmannaeyjar is home to one of the world's most extraordinary golf courses.
  • There are a variety of tours available year round, boat tours around the island, hiking tours and more.
Vestmannaeyjar 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 February to 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.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged.

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