Iceland is a perfect hostel destination and a country full to the brim with spectacular scenery dotted with cascading waterfalls, lush forest, soaring mountains and geothermal wonders. It’s a perfect gateway for those looking to escape into the tranquillity of wilderness. Plenty of animals call this location home, so you can be sure of some spectacular wildlife sightings, too. Myvatn Lake is thousands of years old and was formed by a volcanic eruption - these days it’s home to a huge variety of bird species. The village of Grundarfjörður may be small, but it’s surrounded by imposing mountains and its waters are often visited by humpback whales and orcas. Ósar’s coastal waters are frequented by the largest colony of seals in Iceland and fished by a diversity of birds, including puffins. After a day of hiking, kayaking or sea-angling, you may be lucky enough to see the majestic Northern Lights dancing across the sky.