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Fljótdalshérað, Húsey, Iceland

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Overall Rating 89%

From 27 Reviews

Hostel rating (27)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 89%
Security 91%
Service 88%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 97%

Hostel Húsey is located on the Eastern part of Iceland in Fljótsdalshérað a place with extreme natural beauty and you will find that you are in close contact with nature. The hostel is a former old farmhouse in which you can enjoy almost complete peace and quiet and enjoy the spectacular view, try a fresh walk along the footpaths or a horseback to experience the landscape with its changing moods.

  • Dorm
    From €31.15
  • Private
    From €66.18
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Húsey Hostel

Hostel Húsey

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Húsey is the area between the rivers Jökulsá á Dal and Lagarfljót near Héraðsflói bay. It is characterised by rich wildlife. The sandy beaches and river sandbanks are also the home to one of the largest colonies of seals in Iceland. In springtime and autumn reindeers come close to the farm. In Húsey you get in close contact with nature and you can enjoy peace and quiet environment during the day and in the bright summer nights. In autumn and winter you can see the magnificent northern lights.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:30 to 21:00
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 471 3010 & 695 8832



The hostel is isolated but that was really nice. We were totally gone from the world during our stay. We enjoyed our ride to and from Húsey as well while watching Northern lights, seals and horses that just walked to our car to cuddle. It felt like we went back in time at the hostel but it all fit in at that place. The route description was good and useful, as google maps indicated a different place.


Avatar for Mariëlle


Mon 26 Sep 2016

Fantastic little hostel, right out in the sticks but a perfect location. Fairly long gravel road drive to it but easily doable in 2wd 'normal' car. Great horse riding trip - hugely friendly hosts. Thank you!


Avatar for Jim


Sun 25 Sep 2016

Off the beaten path, this is a great place to experience "real" Iceland and "get away from it all". The farmhouse accommodations were clean, cozy and comfortable. WiFi is available in the reception area across the road. The location offers wonderful stargazing (if it's clear) and horse-watching of the 80+ living on the farm.


Avatar for Emily


Sat 24 Sep 2016

Wunderschön gelegenes Hostel! Wir waren begeistert von der Sicht auf das Meer, Nachhimmel und Seehunde und der Herzlichkeit der Mitarbeiter!


Avatar for Lilly


Sun 18 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • River / Harbour / Lake
Getting to us

Getting to us

Guests who are not driving their own car are picked up at Egilsstaðir or at the byway to Húsey for a reasonable fee on request.
Húsey is 30 km from the main road. To visit Húsey you take road no. 925 from road no. 1 (turning near the bridge over Jökulsá á Dal) then turn to road 926; 55 km from Egilsstaðir.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Horse riding
  • Walking / Hiking

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