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Vegamót - Hafnarbraut 4, Dalvik, Iceland

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Overall Rating 95%

From 16 Reviews

Hostel rating (16)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 98%
Security 95%
Service 94%
Comfort 94%
Green rating 92%

Find Dalvík HiHostel on the North coast of Iceland, in front of valleys and mountains of the Troll Peninsula, just under the Arctic Circle.

  • Dorm
    From $44.84
  • Private
    From $64.77
10 or more people?

Dalvik Hostel

Hostel Dalvik

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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 to the nearest grocery store and our café Gísli, Eiríkur, Helgi.

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

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 back 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 to Grímsey Island which lies on the Arctic Circle. Dalvík has become a very popular destination for skitouring groups from March to May.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 20:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 11:00
From 16:00 to 20:00
From 16:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354-466-1060 / 699 6616

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Arctic Sea Tours - Whale Watching - sea angling (At or next to the hostel)
  • Grímsey Island on the Arctic Circle 3hours sail (More than 10km)
  • Mountain and backcountry skiing atTroll Peninsula (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



We loved the hostel at Dalvik. Gimli was a lovely house and it’s owner Bjarni was very friendly and provided us with lots of information about the area. Nothing needs improving.


Avatar for Angus


Thu 30 Nov 2017

This was the warmest welcome we had in all Iceland. The "Old Farmhouse" was extremely comfortable on top of being beautiful and functional. We had spent the whole day in the rain and cold ... the cosiness was more than welcome !


Avatar for Dominik


Wed 18 Oct 2017

Perfect and very cosy


Avatar for Edwin


Mon 16 Oct 2017

Une superbe auberge, un décor original, un environnement splendide et un accueil très chaleureux par le propriétaire des lieux.


Avatar for Monique


Wed 13 Sep 2017

die Lage des Cottage war sehr gut, die Ausstattung eher schlicht aber zweckmäßig. Zum Cottage gehört auch ein hotpot, der von mehreren Cottages genutzt wird.


Avatar for Claudia


Mon 28 Aug 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500 m)
  • Ski area (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Akureyri domestic airport 45km from hostel.
Daily tours to Ólafsfjörður and Akureyri on week days.
Dalvík harbour - Ferry to Grímsey island and the Arctic circle and also to Hrísey the Pearl of Eyjafjörður
Taxi is available in Dalvík - needs to be reserved in advance.
Alternate Transport
Map shows our home from where we will follow our guests to the hostel. Cottages are situated by our home. The hostel is situated by the main street in the center of the village. Public car parks by the hostel. We also run a small café/bar on the mainstreet called Gísli Eiríkur can drop by and we will call our staff to take you to your accommodation.
Parking nearby.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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