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Simple and inexpensive accommodation, suitable for budget minded travelers. They are principally popular with younger people opting for more basic lodgings.

Akureyri Backpackers, hostel
Akureyri Backpackers is a hostel, located on the main shopping street of Akureyri. We offer budget accommodation for travelers from all over the world. Our dorms are 4, 6 and 8 bedded and our private rooms host 2-3 persons. You can choose between bringing your own sleeping bag or renting a duvet wrapped in a cozy cover. All our beds come with a clean sheet and a pillow. Toilets are located on every floor and warm showers are accessible 24 hours a day. Well equiped kitchen is available for our guests. On the ground floor you will find our restaurant and booking service where you can enjoy our meals or have a drink. Located on the main street, Akureyri Backpackers gives travelers easy access to others restaurants, cafés, bars, shops etc. The Swimming pool of Akureyri is less then 500 m away. Restaurant Breakfast buffet Guest kitchen WiFi 24 hours warm showers Sauna Ski storage Laundry services Information center  Lockers  Free luggage storage
Dalvik HI Hostel
Three cottages, each 15 sqm. with a double bed and a sofa bed, basic kitchen facilities with double stove tops, refrigerator and most utilities and tools for simple cooking. WC but no shower, guests  have free access to the Dalvík Swimming Pool which is only 250m away. Hot tub in the garden. Accommodation may be appropriate for 3 adults or a family with 2 to 3 children. Located at the southern entrance of Dalvik, opposite Olís gas station. The Old House is a 30 sqm,  nearly 100 years old "cottage" with a history. It is newly renovated in the old original style and is a friendly and romantic place to stay in. Kitchen, bathroom with shower, living room with TV and a number of television channels, free wireless Internet. Sofa bed in the living room,  mattresses on a sleeping loft . Hot tub in the garden.  Sleeps max 4 adults and possibly more if there is a family with younger children. Located at the southern entrance of Dalvik, opposite Olís gas station. Gimli Hostel is a two-story house with 7 rooms, single room, a twin room, three triple rooms and one five and six bed rooms/dorms. Shared bathrooms/toilets with showers, a kitchen on both floors, lounge on the upper floor. Free wireless internet as well as computers in the living room. Elegant and beautifully decorated house which has been praised by visitors who have stayed there. Popular place for families and groups who rent the whole house for the winter holidays, the ski tournaments or around Easter and other festivals and holidays. Located in the center of town on the main street at Hafnarbraut 4. The Ski Hut Brekkusel: From April 15.th to the end of August we rent out accommodation in the „ski hut“ Brekkusel which is an ideal choice for small family gatherings or hiking groups. Good kitchen and a large dining hall, accommodation in beds for 25 to 30 people in two small dormitory rooms and 4 bedrooms. This accommodation needs to be booked by email or by phone. All types of accommodation are offered as a sleeping bag accommodation or with made-up beds, guests can also take with them their own linen and we provide duvets and pillows. Dalvik is not a big town, distances between places are all within walking distance from the accommodation, grocery store, liquor store and dry cleaning, Grímsey island ferry,  Dalvík Swimming Pool and Folk Museum, Berg Cultural House, Gregors Pub and the restaurant „Við Höfnina“, not to mention the ski area which is only 800m from the center of town!  In winter we are absolutely central in terms of skiing in the region, about 30 km to both Akureyri and Siglufjördur if guests want variety in their skiing. Reservations can be made by visiting our websites or contact us by email at vegamot@vegamot.net. You can also call Heiða by phone 865 8391.
Ósar HI Hostel
Osar is located on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, 25 km north of road no. 1. In the recent years the hostel has been completely renovated.Ósar ocean beach is full of life. Seals abound and also eider ducks and other birds, and the rock Hvítserkur, which resembles a prehistoric Dinosaur, is within walking distance from the Hostel.  The unspoiled nature, peaceful environment and a variety of recreation opportunities makes Ósar an ideal stop in an Iceland tour. In only about 5 min walk you are in unusually close contact with nature. Here guests can see a number of different birds and one of Iceland´s biggest colonies of seals , swimming only a few meters from the beach.   A superb place for nature lovers
Hlíð Travel Service
Hlid offers different kind of accommodation: Guesthouse / Hraunbrún: Sleeping bag accommodation in four beds rooms without private bathroom.  Shared well equipped kitchen, dining room, wc and showers. Small huts: Private huts - 6 huts, 5  9m2 each with two beds, facilites - wc and kitchen available 50m away.  Big huts-Apartments:  Summer houses - 50m2, sleeping 6 persons in 2 bedrooms and a sleeping attic, bathroom, kitchen and a livingroom with beautiful vista over the Mývatn area. Hotel rooms:  Guesthouse - 9 double rooms with private facilities. Small lounge for making tea and coffee all day. Camping place:  The Hlíð camping is conveniently located on the northern shore of lake Mývatn, by the village of Reykjahlid. It´s only 5 minutes walk from the Tourist info and supermarket. From the camping there is fantastic view over the lake and the lavafield. We offer good facilities for tents and trailers and electricity is accessible. Warm showers are free of charge for guests and laundry service is available as well. Hlid offers all kinds of entertainment, such as bike rental, playground for children and barbeque.  It´s perfect  to rent a bike for the day and ride around the lake. The distance is 37km, mostly flat road, with great views of the area, lake and birds. There is also the possibility of hiking in the area. There are many different trails, for short or longer walks. We provide you all necessary information for these hikes. There is an information center for tourists in the area that is well worth visiting. There is also a swimming pool, nature baths, golf course , cafés, restaurants and bars.  
Akureyri Hostel
Akureyri HI Hostel has been a part of the Hostelling International since it opened 1967. The Hostel has been run by the same family for all these years and they all share the same passion for the Hostel, to welcome travelers from all over the world and make them feel comfortable and enjoying their stay. Accommodation Information The Hostel offers different types of rooms; mixed dorm rooms, single room, twin with and without bath, and group / family rooms for three to six persons. Two fantastic summerhouses in the garden, each house has kitchen, living room and bathroom, each can accommodating eight persons (twin room, four person room and upstairs two beds) plus hot tub is included in the price. We also have a small cabin with three beds, toilet and a sink. All rooms include; reading light over every bed, table & chairs, mirror, TV, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and pillows & duvets. All rooms come with access to two kitchens that are well equipped for cooking and good dining rooms. There is a TV room with tables, chairs and a sofa. We offer sleeping bag accommodation, bed linen can be provided and made up beds. Laundry is possible at the hostel. There is a big outside area with tables, chairs and BBQ. Akureyri HI Hostel is located in the center of the town, conveniently close to the city center. All places needed are in a walking distance; 10 min walk to the city center, 5 min walk to Glerártorg shopping center, 1 min walk to Bónus supermarket (the cheapest in Akureyri), 5 min to a bakery and 7 min to local’s favorite restaurant. Most of other main attractions of the town are within walking distance. In Akureyri there are city buses that are for free. They go past the Hostel every hour. Akureyri H.I. Hostel is the perfect place to stay on to visit all the pearls that mother nature offers in the North, like Lake Mývatn which is known for its natural beauty – landscape, animals and bird life, Goðafoss one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, Dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Húsavík known as the whale watching town, Ásbyrgi an enclosed canyon, about 3,5 km long and 1,1 km wide, surrounded by cliffs which reach as high as 100 m. Skagafjörður where rafting can be done, Grímsey where people get the change to step over the polar circle line and see all the beautiful bird life. And many other pearls that north Iceland has to offer.
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.  Please contact for prices and booking information.

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Árbót HI Hostel Aðaldalur 641 Húsavík 464-3677
Berg HI Hostel Sandur, Aðaldal 641 Húsavík 464-3777