Set against the dramatic backdrop of the West Fjords, Korpudalur is a former farmhouse that has been in the family for generations. Protected from the weather by the snow-capped mountains that surround it, the hostel and campsite provides the ultimate way to get away from it all. The basin is also a great environment for wildlife to thrive, with lush green wetland home to many species of waterfowl as well as eagles. Curl up with a book in the lounge or take on one of the many hikes in the area- the choice is yours. The former barn house is also available for hire and provides a great venue for parties, weddings and cinema nights.
In the area:
- There are many hiking routes, with maps available at the hostel as well as on the app WAPP.
- Korpudalur is a good base for many towns in the area including Ísafjörður, Súðavík and Flateyri. Ísafjörður is the largest settlement in the West Fjords and features many museums and Súðavík hosts the Arctic Fox Centre.
- The nearest fjord- Önundarfjordur- has a white sand beach, a rarity in Iceland.
- Dynjandi waterfall is also a 35 minute drive away- the largest waterfall in the West Fjords, the name means ´thundering´.