Grundarfjordur Hostel is an affordable, welcoming place to stay in downtown Grundarfjorudur, particularly suited to families. For travelers looking for accommodation in the heart of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, you'll find the hostel a fantastic choice of accommodation.
Location & Nearby
Grundarfjordur Hostel is in the center of the northern coastline of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, in the town of Grundarfjordur. Grundarfjordur may only have a few hundred people, but its amenities are fantastic, with shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and other services. Furthermore, it remains a traditional fishing town, allowing you to enjoy the local culture.
Those seeking the region's most iconic attractions will love that they can marvel over the iconic mountain of Kirkjufell by looking across a bay a few yards from the hostel. This magnificent peak is a dream for hikers and photographers because it stands alone by the coast, next to a waterfall, with an unusual formation that resembles a pyramid. Some travelers may recognize it from the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Grundarfjordur offers kayaking tours where you can marvel over this feature from the water. These tours often include sightings of seabirds, seals, and even dolphins.
Grundarfjordur Hostel allows guests to head to other parts of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula by car without trouble. The area's highlight, the glacier of Snaefellsjokull, is located in Snaefellsjokull National Park, the nearest entrance to which is 23 miles (37 kilometers) west. This magnificent feature can be hiked up on specific tours and is surrounded by other attractions, such as Djupalonssandur beach, famous for its lifting stones, and the Londrangar sea stacks, renowned for their birdlife.
En route to Snaefellsjokull National Park, you can stop at the village of Bjarnarhofn, which has a museum dedicated to the processes used to create the foul-tasting delicacy of hakarl, or fermented shark.
Other sites on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula include the church of Budir, Raudfeldsgja gorge, and Ytri Tunga beach. Budir is a beautiful, windswept feature that embodies the sense of abandonment felt across much of the deserted fishing towns of the region. The site is just 23 miles (38 kilometers) to the south. Raudfeldsgja is a dramatic feature that you can climb into to reach a hidden waterfall, while at Ytri Tunga, you can marvel over a seal colony throughout the year. These locations are 30 miles (48 kilometers) and 37 miles (59 kilometers) away, respectively.
The region's largest town, Stykkisholmur, has more services than Grundarfjordur and ferries to the Westfjords. You can find it 23 miles (38 kilometers) east.
Facilities & Amenities
The Grundarfjordur Hostel has an array of affordable lodgings for its guests. The family rooms are the best for those on a budget, offering four comfortable beds. Those staying here are welcome to use the shared bathrooms, living room, and fully furnished kitchen area. Alternatively, you could book one of two apartments, which have private facilities. Laundry services are offered, guests can park for free, and there is complimentary WiFi throughout the hostel.
Why Choose Grundarfjordur Hostel?
Grundarfjordur Hostel is a fantastic choice of budget accommodation for travelers, mainly families looking to immerse themselves in the wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Check availability by choosing a date.