Gimli is a large, beautiful house by the main street in the centre of Dalvík, ideally situated above the harbour. From there it is a short distance of 500m to the town which features a grocery store, café and restaurant among other things.

Gimli Hostel welcomes all types of travellers and offers various facilities including Internet access, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities, games room and playground.

Dalvík is a typical fishing village surrounded by the ocean, deep valleys and the high mountains of the Tröllaskagi peninsula. There are countless things to do in Dalvík such as whale watching, museums, horse riding, great hiking routes and areas for outdoor activity, bird watching in a nature reserve, golf and skiing! During the winter there is the chance of seeing the Northern Lights. From Dalvík the ferry Sæfari sails three times a week to Grímsey Island which lies on the Arctic Circle.

What travellers think

Best for

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

Green rating



Really like the host!!! He is sooooooo friendly to host us!! And his bar is really amazing as well!!! Maybe there is only thing to improve: change the location of hostel on the website or e-mail, otherwise people may jump into the home of the host!!


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Tsung Lin,

Fri 24 Apr 2015

I loved how I was made to feel at home immediately by the friendly staff. The hostel is immaculate and brilliantly decorated. I hope I get to stay there again sometime.


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Tue 21 Apr 2015