Kópasker HI Hostel

Kópasker is a small village in the north-east part of Iceland. It´s economy is built around services for the surrounding sheepfarms. The Hostel is located in the centre of the town with all necessary services close by. Appr. 33 km from Kópasker is Ásbyrgi which is part of the National Park Jökulsárgljúfur. In the National Park are many interesting places like Hljóðaklettur and Forvöð. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, but there are also smaller waterfalls in Jökulsá, like Hafragilsfoss and Vígabergsfoss. Many species of birds are found in Melrakkaslétta. Rauðinúpur (which is 30 km from Kópasker hostel) is an ideal place for bird watchers. Best time of the year to observe the birds are in May and September/October. At Snartastaðir there is a very good folk museum.

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Kópasker HI Hostel

Akurgerði 7

GPS Points N66° 18' 6.660" W16° 26' 48.034"
Telephone

4652314

861-2314

Opening period 01/05 - 15/10

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The gravel road No.870 leads to the peninsula Melrakkaslétta and a short drive north of Kópasker lays a parking area well marked with painted stones. Drop-off your car and take a short walk straight down to the rock formation Hestfall - but be careful as the steep cliff is cut in two pieces by a vertical fissure! On your way back walk to the shore south of the parking and you see the beautiful rocks of Hvalvík in the ocean. Please don´t try to access the beach, the waves are dangerous!

Please note this is a summer destination.

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