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Ytra Lón

Langanes, Þórshöfn, Ytra Lón, Iceland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 84%
Security 95%
Service 87%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 91%

A few steps from the Arctic circle, Kingdom of birds. An isolated place, with perfect silence, the midnight sun, and the Icelandic nature.

  • Private
    From €148.29
10 or more people?

Ytra Lón Hostel

Hostel Ytra Lón

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Enjoy the unspoiled nature surrounding Ytra Lón hostel - ideal for wildlife lovers and seekers of remote, beautiful landscapes, with the comforts of friendly family-owned accommodation. Whilst breath-taking coastal hikes, trout fishing in the adjacent river Lónsá, and spotting remarkable seabirds are all in a day here, the luminescent beauty of the northern lights is an undeniable highlight.

Guests can relax in the warm and inviting hot tub and watch the starry, sometimes colour-hued sky from here all year round. Along with the idyllic location, there are 9 studio apartments for 2-4 people, with bathrooms, and kitchenettes fully equipped with cooking facilities. Bed linen and towels are for hire at reception, and a delicious breakfast buffet is provided with homemade goodies such as smoked trout, lambspaté and marmalade.

Ytra Lón is proud of its green status; working hard for environmental friendliness and self-sufficiency, you can feel cosy with a clear conscience here. This hostel also offers a drive-and-go service for guests: go see the teeming wildlife on the Langanes peninsula, the ruins of Skálar village, or why not explore the Misty Mountain – your lift awaits, so just enquire at reception.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Distance - More than 10km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 16:00 to 22:00
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 846-6448

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Skóruvík Birdcliffs (More than 10km)
  • Skálar Deserted Village (More than 10km)
  • Fontur Lighthouse (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Absolutely spectacular hostel also more than a hostel, an experience like none other in Iceland! It is at a beautiful farm by a creek, nestled under the mountains, near the sea. Horses, sheep, and border collies frolic, the hot tub is so inviting, and their cafe is a wonderful gathering place with wifi and hot and cold drinks available for sale. They offer special bird tours and are happy to do anything to make sure that you feel welcome. We will be back, hopefully for a few weeks next time.


Avatar for Lucy


Sun 16 Oct 2016

I would not recommend staying in this hostel during the off season. After the end of the peak season, only the most expensive studio is made available and breakfast and other services are not available as it is a working farm.


Avatar for usha


Tue 20 Sep 2016

Location is excellent, far from the maddening crowd - though you need wheels to get there. Room very comfortable, great communal area and kitchen.


Avatar for Deb


Fri 09 Sep 2016

La tranquillité Voir l'amélioration du matériel en cuisine commune ; trop peu d'ustensiles à disposition,il en manque beaucoup pour faire un minima de cuisine, voir passoire ,torchons, Sel, poivre, ça ne coûte pas cher et ça rend bien service !!! Et d'autres matériels ; l'essentiel dans une cuisine pour bien préparer un repas digne de ce nom et non de la sandwicherie !


Avatar for Lucas


Thu 14 Jul 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus transfers from Akureyri to Þórshöfn
Bus transfers from Akureyri to Þórshöfn are available by booking every day except Saturdays. Note! Bookings have to be made at least 4 hrs in advance tel. + 354 540 2700. Route 79. Note! Winter schedule is from 15th Sept - 17th May: bus only bookable on Sundays Wednesdays and Fridays. Guests are picked up from Þórshöfn for a reasonable fee.
Seyðisfjörður 3 hours
Alternate Transport
Ytra Lón is situated at road no. 869 14 km northeast from Þórshöfn. For those who arrive by ferry in Seyðisfjörður it's just about 3 hours to get here. Take road 917 over the Hellisheiði and you drive the highest mountain pass of Iceland really very spectacular.
Parking at the hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels

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