Book@Harbour Building

Hafaldan Harbour Hostel was established in 1975. Overlooking the fjord, it was once a dormitory building for women working in the herring industry in the 1960’s. At that time four to six women stayed in each room. Thora Guðmundsdottir is the owner of Hafaldan and lives in one end of the house. The beautiful art collection in the living space and antique furniture in the rooms make this hostel very unique and cozy; not to mention, the view of the fjord from the dining room is unforgettable. Colorful and authentic, this hostel stands out in an even most beautiful landscape.

The living space

Our dining room can accommodate about 30 people, and offers a marvelous view over the whole fjord and the surrounding mountains. In the living room you will find a computer that you can use for a small fee, a library and board games, and a sofa and chairs for those that just want to relax a little bit.

The Rooms

We offer seven rooms, all with shared facilities. 4 x double room, 2 x twin room and 1 x four bedded room (two bunk beds). Each room has a washbasin with hot and cold running water. Antique furniture gives each room a a special charm.  Mirrors are in every room as well as reading lights. Four rooms face the mountainside while the others are pointing out to the fjord. Families are welcome and a children’s cot can be provided upon request.


The kitchen offers all necessary facilities; stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator and all utilities needed for cooking . Although we don´t offer a breakfast buffet, you can ask for a breakfast basket when you check in at the reception and it will be in the refrigerator in the morning.

The cost is 1700 ISK ( per person).

General Info

The Harbour hostel is open yearly from 1.April – 1.November.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

Washing machine available (700 ISK for each wash – detergent. included). Drying machine (800 ISK for each load).

Reception is situated in the old Hospital at Suðurgata 8.

Rooms are ready at 13:00 and guests that have reservations can get settled in to their rooms after that time. A room plan is in the reception during the day and also in the door window of the Harbour location.  Keys are in all room doors. Payment is done during reception hours between 17:00-22:00. If any assistance is needed it always possible to call: +354 611 4410. Street Address is Ránargata 9.