Gaulverjaskóli Hostel is in a renovated school in the low-lying agricultural region of south Iceland. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the lowlands, the birdlife, the peace and quiet, and your own good company.

The Hostel has a well equipped guest kitchen and dining room and the comfortable rooms. Breakfast is available at the hostel and for dinner delicious Icelandic meatsoup is served with homemade bread. Other options are of course available for vegetarians.

Gaulverjaskóli is a convenient place to stay for those who want to explore the nature pearls in the South, both inland such as Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar, Gullfoss and Geysir and along the South shore. There are short hiking trails close to the hostel, excellent for those interested in birdlife. In the nearest surrounding you can find the Tré og list art workshop where you can admire woodwork and other crafts, Urriðafoss waterfall, the cozy country store Sóley, a horse rental at a farm nearby and the villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki. Nearest hostels: Eyrarbakki 16 km, Árnes 45 km.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating

93%

Reviews

Our hostess was a gem; she was such a lovely friendly woman and made us feel so welcome. The location is out of the way and not really near any towns, so it is good if you are faced with a long drive and need to break it up somehow. But once you make it there, it is a beautiful house and a great environment!

83%

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Emily,

Fri 03 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Supermarché Bonus ou Kronan pour manger pas cher. Mais se permettre un resto de temps en temps pour bien manger et goûter les spécialités locales !

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Julie,

Tue 12 May 2015

Attraction tip

Euh tellement... Golden circle, Vik, Glacier Lagoon..

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Julie,

Tue 12 May 2015