Vagnsstaðir Hostel is in the Suðursveit area, about 50km west of Höfn and 28 km east of Jökulsárlón. The hostel is in an attractive area surrounded by beautiful mountains, with some great hiking paths that will entice you to explore the geology of this volcanic island.

Accommodation is offered in dorms and private rooms, and whilst there you can chill out in the TV room, surf the Internet, make some dinner in the well-equipped kitchen or just chat to other travellers in the common room.

The shore, only 1,500m away, boasts extensive birdlife, seals on the beach and occasionally whales in the sea - a fascinating sight to see. From the hostel there are also jeep and snowmobile tours to Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier - you can choose tours from 3-4 hours and it’s possible to combine hiking and snowmobiles as well.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Relaxing

Green rating



We had a great stay! The only thing was that it was a little difficult to find.


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Sun 22 Mar 2015

Der Aufenthalt hat der Gruppe, mit der ich dort war, sehr gut gefallen. Der Service war auch echt super! Nur die Anmeldung zum WLAN war etwas kompliziert. Das ist aber auch der einzige Kritikpunkt...


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Fri 20 Mar 2015

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Lobster in Höfn

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Wed 23 Apr 2014

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Wed 23 Apr 2014