Seydisfjordur hostel Hafaldan is located in Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland. The fjord is surrounded by majestic mountains on all sides and is rich with natural curiosities including puffin colonies in the nature reserve, Skálanes, located in the opening of the fjord, 19 km from the town centre. The town is known for a blooming art scene with Skaftfell, the centre of visual art that facilitates an art residency program all year round, the Technical museum and the vibrant Lunga art festival in July with workshops and concerts. Outdoor adventures include hiking, sea Kayaking and a mountain bike rental. A local fisherman takes groups out for sea angling on request. The hostel offers assistance in booking for all these experiences.

The hostel is housed in two distinctive and atmospheric wooden buildings; Hafaldan Harbour & Hafaldan old Hospital. Hafaldan Harbour is located a short drive from the town centre. It offers small and cosy rooms with antique furniture and amazing fjord views from the dining room. Hafaldan old Hospital is located in the town centre, in a 100 year old Norwegian building. It has recently been renovated and offers great common facilities and spacious rooms. This is where you find the Reception for both buildings.

With only 600 inhabitants Seyðisfjörður is a friendly place with a community of artists, musicians and craftspeople. Youll find nice restaurants, arts and craft markets, galleries and museums and major outdoor experience and natural attractions that shouldn’t be missed.

Every week the ferry Norröna docks in Seydisfjordur, connecting Iceland and continental Europe.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing

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We friends all like the lake and surrounding, very peaceful and beautiful Just feel the beds and rooms a bit smaller


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Tue 01 Sep 2015

I had a lovely stay in this hotel. The facilities are very good, the location is superb and the staff was very friendly and competent. I forgot a phone in the room, and after leaving I got an email alerting me for the fact. The phone was then sent to me by postal mail with no additional costs.


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Tue 01 Sep 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Hlynur Oddsson's kayaking tours!

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Tue 23 Jun 2015

Where next?

Akureyri or Jokulsarlon, depending on which direction you're driving the Ring Road

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Tue 23 Jun 2015