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



Un accueil formidable, l'hôte nous met tout de suite à l'aise et fait tout pour que nous passions un très bon séjour. De plus la cuisine commune est très bien équipée!!!


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Sat 29 Aug 2015

Sehr schönes Haus in toller Lage - Meeresnähe und man ist auch schnell in den Bergen. Ganz toll sind die Geschichten, die man dort über Island erzählt bekommt - wir haben haben lange Terassengespräche über Land, Leute und Geschichte gehabt.


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Fri 28 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

the fishrestaurant in Stokkseyri!

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Fri 14 Aug 2015

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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Tue 12 May 2015