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
We had a great stay! The owners were very accommodating! The only suggestion would be to have a larger sign out by the road so it is easier to find.
Sun 22 Mar 2015
I loved the night i spent there. It was really confortable and cosy, and the woman in charge of the hostel is really kind and welcoming and nice.
Sat 14 Mar 2015
Ask in the hostel, you will get all the tips in the area, even the one which are not listed in any guide.
Sat 06 Jul 2013
Search for the place where Bobby Fisher is buried
Thu 22 Aug 2013