Helgafell Hostel

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Eyjaland 4, Djúpivogur, Iceland
Rated excellent
Check-in & out
16:00 / 11:00
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Helgafell Hostel offers comfortable accommodations in Djupivogur. Travelers looking for rooms with essential amenities while exploring the Eastfjords should consider staying there.

Location & Nearby

Helgafell Hostel is located in the coastal village of Djupivogur on the Bulandsnes peninsula, East Iceland.  Djupivogur’s peaceful harbor is where you can watch colorful fishing boats bobbing in the water. If lucky, you may spot seals and various seabirds playing around the area. Though Djupivogur has been a fishing center for centuries, its tourism industry has evolved, with hotels, cafes, restaurants, and shops being established in recent years.

About 0.11 miles (180 meters) from Helgafell Hostel is the Langabud Cultural Center, a heritage museum that showcases East Iceland’s history, art, and local culture. The center also houses a cozy cafe where you can enjoy good coffee and local Icelandic treats.

Another must-see is the ARS LONGA Contemporary Art Museum. This museum features innovative artworks and modern international contemporary art in Iceland. Be sure to check out the impressive collection of artworks from the museum’s founder, Sigurdur Gudmundsson.

If you wish to discover the natural beauty of East Iceland, Djupivogur is surrounded by many. About 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the hostel is the Sveinstekksfoss waterfall. Considered one of East Iceland’s hidden beauties, the Sveinstekksfoss waterfall cascades gracefully down a rocky cliff into a pool, creating a soothing ambiance.

Another beautiful waterfall is Folaldafoss, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Helgafell Hostel. Folaldafoss waterfall’s impressive 65-foot (20-meter) drop and mountainous location add to its beauty and appeal.

If you wish to experience geothermal bathing, there are the Djupavogskorin hot springs. Located around 1.8 miles (three kilometers) from Helgafell Hostel, the Djupavogskorin hot springs offer a heated pool that can accommodate up to eight people.

You can also visit Fauskasandur to get some beach action. Fauskasandur is a hidden black sand beach around 27 miles (43 kilometers) from Helgafell Hostel. Apart from its black sand, Fauskasandur is famous for its huge monolith rising from the shore.

If you want to get up close and personal with Icelandic wildlife, visit the quiet island of Papey. Papey is a small, uninhabited island known for its rich birdlife. Here, you’ll see a large colony of Atlantic Puffins and guillemots.

Facilities & Amenities

Helgafell Hostel features nine rooms that are divided into Economy Triple Rooms, and Family Rooms. All room types have bathrooms, a wardrobe, free Wi-Fi, and a TV. Guests can also choose between a continental breakfast or a breakfast buffet. In addition, some of the rooms have beautiful mountain views.

The 16-square-meter Economy Triple Rooms comfortably accommodate up to three people. They come with three beds and one shared bathroom. The 20-square-meter Family Rooms offer enough space for families of five. Booking a Family Room gives you two single bunk beds, three other beds, and one shared bathroom.

If you get hungry and crave burgers and fish and chips, check out Vid Voginn, about 0.21 miles (350 meters from Helgafell Hostel. For good coffee and tasty soups, visit Langabud Museum Cafe, about 0.34 miles (550 meters) from the hostel.

Why Choose Helgafell Hostel?

Travelers planning to explore East Iceland and its various attractions will find Helgafell Hostel’s comfortable accommodations, essential amenities, and strategic location a big advantage. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Room types

Quantiple (5pax) shared bathroom

4 persons
Bed options
2x Twin

Triple shared bathroom

3 persons
Bed options
Double, Single


Free parking
Shared bathroom
Coffee machine
Self service kitchen
Tea/Coffee maker
Electric kettle
Smoke Alarm
Clothes Rack
No smoking
Wheelchair accessible
Shared kitchen
Daily housekeeping
Family rooms
Board games and puzzles
Canoeing (surcharge)
Free Wi-Fi
Fire extinguisher
Dining Area
Facilities for disabled guests
Shared lounge/ TV area
Entire unit located on ground floor
Walking tours (Additional charge)
Temporary art galleries (Additional charge)

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