The Akranes Hostel is situated in an old and respectable house which used to be the town’s pharmacy. It is located downtown, close to the town square. Akranes has a diverse and friendly community, a thriving sports life, and is close to both the capital and the historically rich areas of West Iceland.

The rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished, with or without en-suite facilities. Guests have access to two fully-equipped kitchens and a spacious lounge.

In Akranes you will find a thriving sports and cultural life as well as interesting museums. The close proximity of the sea attracts many different kinds of birds. Mt Akrafjall can be accessed by car and offers interesting climbs, and Langisandur beach is close at hand. Magnificent views may be enjoyed over Faxaflói bay, the adjacent mountains and the surrounding areas. North of Akrafjall is Grunnafjordur.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



We loved this hostel so much! Although in the guidebook, we got the impression that the town was not an exciting place to see, we loved it! This has a true fisherman's feel to it, with industrial and traditional architeture. The HI building was beautiful, lots of facilities to share between everyone staying. The views from the second floor were amazing. We also got a quick dip at the local swimming pool on the way out of town, nice way to end our stay there.


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Sat 24 Oct 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip


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Siu Man,

Mon 12 May 2014

Budget meal tip

Nice bread from the bakeri next door. Very nice food at the restaurant close to "Kronan", can't remember the name of it right now... Good prices!

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Mon 16 Jun 2014