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



Excelent!!! The best hostel in our long trip around Iceland.


Avatar for ALBERTO


Thu 25 Sep 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. Bjarni, the owner / manager was brilliant. Helpful, friendly, informative & a mine of useful tips & suggestions.Loved the house, lots of lovely touches, comfortable & clean with a very well-equipped kitchen from which there was a glorious view of the snow-capped mountains across the sea lough. Great place.


Avatar for Michele


Wed 24 Sep 2014