Kópasker is a small village in the north-east part of Iceland. Its economy is built around services for the surrounding sheep farms. The hostel is located in the centre of the town with all necessary services close by. Approximately 33km from Kópasker is the village Ásbyrgi which is part of the National Park Jökulsárgljúfur.

In the National Park there are many interesting places like Hljóðaklettur and Forvöð. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, but there are also smaller waterfalls in Jökulsá, like Hafragilsfoss and Vígabergsfoss.

Many species of interesting birds are found in Melrakkaslétta. Rauðinúpur (which is 30km from Kópasker hostel) and it is an ideal place for bird watchers. The best time of the year to see the birds are in May and September/October. At Snartastaðir there is a very good folk museum. The nearest nostels are Akureyri, 191km and Ytra Lón, 84km.

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  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating

88%

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it is a very calm place and near the border of the artic circle

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