Hostel Skógar is situated in an old school, close to Skógafoss, one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. Skógar is a popular place surrounded by great and varied nature - think glaciers, mountains, black beaches, green acres, forested areas, waterfalls and good hiking routes.

At the hostel you will find a common room to meet other travellers in, a TV room to chill out and watch a movie, a garden so you can sit outside when the weather’s good and a self-catering kitchen to cook your meals in – alternatively Anna’s Café nearby is the most favoured restaurant.

Skógar Hostel is a great stop over for those who are hiking over Fimmvörðuháls, which is one of the most popular routes in the country. The nearby Skógar Museum is also one of the most frequently visited of its kind in Iceland.

What travellers think

Best for

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

Green rating



Big Kitchen


Avatar for Michael


Wed 26 Aug 2015

The location was lovely - right by the waterfalls and close to Vik, the Black Beach, and other spots we were visiting. We woke up early to watch the waterfalls and it was spectacular. Our 6-yr-old loved the bunk-bed in our 3-person room and had fun building fairy and elf rock houses down by the water. This hostel is more functional than historical (as others are) but it was a perfect one-night stopover for us. Thank you!


Avatar for Amy


Tue 25 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip


Avatar for julie


Fri 29 May 2015

Budget meal tip

Bring your own food (shop at a big supermarket)

Avatar for Pieternella


Tue 23 Jun 2015