Youth hostels in Iceland

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There are 32 youth hostels in Iceland , three of which are in Reykjavík . (Stand 2013)

There are 1,664 beds available throughout the country. The number of beds per house is between 15 Fljótsdalur and 180 in Reykjavík City. Sixteen of the houses are open all year round, while others are open for less than three months over the summer. From year to year new houses are added and others disappear again. Between 2008 and 2013, youth hostels were opened in 10 locations and 5 others were closed. Usually no meals are offered. You can prepare your meals in guest kitchens.

Iceland's youth hostels have been organized in the country as Bandalag íslenskra Farfugla (Farfuglar) since 1939.

List of hostels in Iceland

Clockwise around the island. (As of 2015)

Surname at / place area open Number of beds
Reykjavík City Höfuðborgarsvæðið all year round 180
Reykjavík Downtown Höfuðborgarsvæðið all year round 70
Reykjavík Loft Höfuðborgarsvæðið all year round 104
Akranes Vesturland all year round 25th
Borgarnes Vesturland all year round 48
Grundarfjörður Snæfellsnes Vesturland all year round 81
Bíldudalur Arnarfjordur Vestfirdir May 1st - Oct 31st 40
Corpudalur Önundarfjörður Vestfirdir May 20 - Sep 15 24
Broddanes Kollafjordur Vestfirdir May 10th - Sep 20th 21st
Sæberg Hrútafjörður Norðurland vestra March 1st - October 31st 42
Ósar Húnafjörður , Hvítserkur Norðurland vestra May 1st - Oct 1st 57
Siglufjörður Norðurland vestra all year round 56
Dalvík Norðurland eystra all year round 38
Akureyri Norðurland eystra Jan 6 - Dec 21 69
mountain Aðaldalur , Mývatn Norðurland eystra May 15 - Sep 1 25th
Árbót Aðaldalur , Mývatn Norðurland eystra Apr 1 - Oct 1 29
Kópasker Norðurland eystra May 1st - Oct 15th 20th
Ytra Lón Langanes Norðurland eystra all year round 44
Húsey Jökulsá á Brú , Lagarfljót Austurland all year round 25th
Seyðisfjörður Austurland Apr 1 - Oct 15 64
Reyðarfjörður Austurland all year round 93
Berunes Djupivogur Austurland Apr 1 - Nov 1 48
Hofn Austurland all year round 55
Vagnsstaðir Jökulsárlón , Höfn Austurland Apr 1 - Oct 15 26th
Vík í Mýrdal Southurland all year round 31
Skógar Southurland May 25th - Sep 15th 30th
Vestmannaeyjar Southurland all year round 16
Fljótsdalur Fljótshlíð Southurland Apr 1 - Oct 31 15th
Árnes Þjórsá , Þjórsárdalur Southurland all year round 40
Gaulverjaskóli Stokkseyri Southurland Feb 1 - Nov 1 27
Laugarvatn Southurland Feb 1 - Nov 30 155
Selfoss Southurland all year round 66

Individual evidence

  1. Hostelling in Iceland 2015. (PDF; 7.0 MB) (No longer available online.) Hostelling International , March 15, 2015, archived from the original on March 29, 2015 ; Retrieved December 8, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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