With over 50 years of history as a HI Hostel, this former farmhouse overlooks the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Lovingly renovated, Fljótsdalur provides the perfect haven to unwind in the quiet countryside while also being a short drive from popular sights like Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss. The house can be considered simple in modern times- the shower is in the garden and there is no wifi. However, it is impossible to get bored, with a variety of walks in the area and a collection of over 2000 books on Iceland, mostly in English.
Please note that the hostel is not bookable online and you will need to email or call to make a reservation.
Fljótsdalur is unable to take card payments- please bring cash.
In the area:
- Fljótsdalur is situated close to the end of the Laugavegur trail, making it the ideal place to relax after a long hike.
- In between Selfoss and Vik, it makes for a great evening stop.
- Popular sights such as Skógarfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, and Seljavallalaug are just around the corner.