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At HI, we want everybody to be able to enjoy the real hostelling experience: more than a place to stay, this is about opening minds, meeting new people, cultural immersion and getting travellers involved in our global activities. We love travelling as much as you do, so we have high hostel standards wherever we expand on the planet, but more than where you rest your head, this is about taking something unforgettable away with you – wherever you come from, or are going next.
Become a member!
Being a HI member means you get 10% discount on your overnight bookings - but we're so much more than a bed: we offer HI members a whole range of great deals and offers through our partnerships worldwide. From museums and tours, to adventure activities and national parks, enjoy the benefits of the real hostelling experience.
Contribute to protect Iceland´s nature!
Iceland’s unique nature is the country’s main tourist attraction, yet there are major environmental concerns facing many of these iconic landscapes. HI Iceland is offering its guests the chance to support conservation efforts run by Landvernd, Iceland’s leading non-for profit environmental organisation. Please consider donating to help protect this inspiring part of the world. Read more at www.hostel.is and www.hostel.is/Sustainability/
Swim with the locals in the sea at Nauthólsvík in Reykjavik
Would you dare to swim in the sea where the water is around -1° C and dressed in my best ballroom dress? Well if you do then you can do that in Iceland because it is a popular tradition with the locals on a New Year's Day. The cold water shocks the body and it is said that it is great to take a hot bath afterwards. You can play volleyball on the beach and play in the sand or go for a swim. The water is heated during summertime and the water should be around 18° - 20°C (64° - 68° F). Remarkable experience that you and your friends will never forget!