Located in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance from Akureyri centre, hostel Akureyri is cosy and has been run by the same family for 50 years.

The hostel offers a range of accommodation options including two summerhouses which can accommodate 8 people each and a cabin that takes 3 people, and there are two kitchens, a dining area, lounge with TV and many great books so you can chill-out and read after a day’s sightseeing.

Akureyri has one of the best skiing areas in the country only 7km away from the town's centre, and there are many guided tours available including Mývatn lake, Dettifoss waterfall, Eyjafjörður fjord, Hrísey island and Ólafsfjörður town. There are also daily tours to Greenland from Akureyri during the summer.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Sports & Activities
  • Relaxing

Green rating



Nice quiet place to stay and being near a discount supermarket (for self-catering) is an added bonus. Only issue is with the somewhat stringent check-in time window. Could be problematic for people who need to arrive late and may be looking for a hostel bed. Good kitchen and very clean overall.


Avatar for Thomas


Thu 08 Oct 2015

Très satisfait ! Endroit propre, calme. Cuisine bien équipée. France


Avatar for France


Mon 05 Oct 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Whale Watching

Avatar for Ulrike


Mon 08 Jun 2015

Budget meal tip

Ninguno de los restaurantes que te recomienden, son un par de cadenas con poco valor para el turista y precio medio alto. Como si te llevan al vips y te cuesta un pico ;)

Avatar for Francesc


Mon 06 Jul 2015