Hostel Grundarfjörður occupies a charming old house in a small, picturesque fishing village surrounded by amazing mountains. Right in the middle of the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula, it’s an ideal stopover to explore the beautiful landscape of the area characterised by diverse birdlife, waterfalls, lava fields, beaches, open sea and the well-known Snæfellsjökull glacier.

The hostel is composed of two buildings facing each other, has a mixture of dorm and private rooms, three kitchens, three bathrooms, two TV rooms and a high-speed Internet connection is available.

At Grundarfjörður hostel there are a multitude of activities accessible in town or the surrounding areas - stroll around and watch boats land fish at the harbour, go golfing, horse riding, biking, hiking, mountain climbing, scree running or swimming, or just hang out in the hostel garden and enjoy the all-night summer sun. Snowmobiling and whale watching tours are also available during the summer.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



Perfect location for viewing Kirkjufell mountain and close to all shops. Pleasant, friendly, and helpful staff. The staff are not always in the office as per the times listed on the reception door but there are phones in the waiting area to contact someone and they will come quickly. I have had a sore back each time I stayed here though the beds are similar to most other hostels. Good kitchen and lounge area to relax, eat, watch t.v., and talk to other guests. Recommended!


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Fri 12 Dec 2014

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Framnes - Slightly expensive but worth the money.

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Fri 06 Sep 2013

Where next?

Hellnar - great seaside town, Snaefellnaes National Park with the glacier

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Fri 06 Sep 2013