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
Really enjoyed our stay at this hostel! It was easy to find, right on Route 1, and was perfectly placed in the exact middle of nowhere! Great for viewing the Northern Lights. When a crazy storm blew up and stranded us there, the owner was very helpful and let us stay another day without having booked it. Good size kitchen, well equipped with everything, a comfy lounge, Fast, reliable Wifi and delicious warmth despite the storm raging outside. We couldn't think of a better place to be stranded in!
Sat 28 Feb 2015
Lovely setting, friendly staff, well set up and comfortable, lovely lounge and dining area, really great wifi, good location for heading to national parks, or to the beach, good showers.
Mon 03 Nov 2014
Budget meal tip
Lobster in Höfn
Wed 23 Apr 2014
Wed 23 Apr 2014