Hvoll Hostel is a welcoming, affordable place to stay near the town of Kirkjubaejarklaustur in South Iceland. Ring road and South Coast travelers with various group sizes will find the hostel a perfectly positioned and budget-friendly choice.
Location & Nearby
Hvoll Hostel is located just over a mile (2.5 kilometers) east of the ring road that encircles Iceland, 17 miles (28 kilometers) from the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur. This settlement, nicknamed Klaustur for convenience, has amenities that all travelers require, such as gas stations, restaurants, and tour information points.
Furthermore, it has grocery stores that allow you to self-cater in the hostel’s communal kitchen.
Many travelers enjoy staying around Kirkjubaejarklaustur because of its position. You can spend a day exploring the South Coast from Reykjavik, rest for a night, then continue to some of the most incredible locations in the country - Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon.
The Skaftafell Nature Reserve is 31 miles (49.5 kilometers) away, where you can marvel over ice caps and lava landscapes and embark on adventures such as glacier hiking. Meanwhile, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, a vast lake that fills with vividly blue icebergs, is 63 miles (102 kilometers) east.
The Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon sits next to the Diamond Beach, where the icebergs wash upon black sands and sparkle like jewels.
In the direction of Reykjavik, you can reach another breathtaking black sand beach, Reynifjara, by driving 66.5 miles (107 kilometers). Here you can marvel over geological formations such as the sea stacks of Reynisdrangar and the nearby rock arch of Dyrholaey.
The spectacular waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss are 21.5 miles (34.5 kilometers) and 38.5 miles (62 kilometers) further from Reynisfjara.
Facilities & Amenities
At Hvoll Hostel, guests can choose from twin, triple, four-person, and family rooms for up to five with shared bathroom facilities. The most affordable rooms are smaller but perfectly functional, while others have beautiful lake views.
The rooms are simply decorated and furnished, with photographs of Iceland’s nature and water basins. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.
The communal kitchen allows guests to prepare meals and save even more money on their travels.
Outdoors, you’ll find stunning rural landscapes where you can go for walks and meet the local farm animals. This remoteness allows you to hunt for the northern lights from your accommodation in winter.
Why Choose Hvoll Hostel?
Hvoll Hostel is a fantastic choice of accommodation for South Coast and ring road travelers, particularly those on a budget. Check availability now by choosing a date.