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

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

Green rating



Somewhat hard to find. But the proprietors make up for it by being incredibly welcoming and thoughtful.


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Mon 26 Oct 2015

Lovely host, lovely house and lovely place. I wish I could find more hostels like this one!


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Sat 24 Oct 2015

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the fishrestaurant in Stokkseyri!

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Fri 14 Aug 2015

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Tue 22 Sep 2015