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

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating



Parts of the hostel were under construction, contributing to its overall cleanliness. But overall, very much enjoyed my stay at Skogar and recommend the hostel to anyone staying in town.


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Tue 24 Mar 2015

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Tue 10 Sep 2013

Attraction tip

Skogafoss, le musée de SKogar, Seljalandfoss, Thorsmork (à condition d'arriver à passer tous les gués, nous avons dû rebrousser chemin, mais la route est très jolie.)

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Mon 09 Sep 2013