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
  • Sports & Activities
  • Relaxing

Green rating



dalvik hostel was very comfortalbe lovely and absolutely clean. and not far away from there you could enjoy your hiking. and hiking courses are very very beautiful. I do recommend you to stay there


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Wed 22 Jul 2015

The host was very helpful in providing information on activities in the surrounding area. He took the time to provide us with information for viewing seals in the surrounding area. The host was very friendly.


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Wed 22 Jul 2015