Old Hospital building


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The old hospital in Suðurgata was brought to Seyðisfjörður from Norway and built in 1898. Placed right in the center of town, it served as the town hospital for many decades. Most of the local residents were born right here. A new hospital was built next to the old one and took over its main activities in 1987.

In this beautiful wooden building we offer a variety of rooms and facilities. It was first used as a hostel during the summer months of 2006. Thora Gudmundsdottir, the owner of Hafaldan, bought the old hospital in the winter of 2012. In order to better meet the needs of travelers, the house was renovated that winter. Many changes were done; the old church windows now give the corridor and kitchen area a charming look as they bring the summer light into the main corridor. The kitchen and dining area found a new spot in the house, and are designed for many individual groups cooking at the same time.  To give more options for our guests, more private bathrooms were added as well. Last year (2016) the basement was renovated and offers three beautiful showers where guests are welcome to enjoy our new wooden Sauna. It is fair to say that the new look has been successful and the feedback and reviews from our visitors has been very positive.


A bigger variety of rooms are found in the Hospital location. This location usually works better for groups as all our dorm beds are here. We offer  3x double room, 3x double room with shower and toilet, 1x Triple/ Family of four room (double bed with 1-2 single beds), 2x twin room  2x four bedded rooms (one with shower and toilet inside), 1x five bedded room and 12 dormitory beds (in six bedded dorms). Our rooms are very comfortable with good space for luggage. A Washbasin, mirror and a hanger is in every room as well as reading lights for each bed.

The living space

Just by the reception is a small corridor with seats to relax and enjoy the view. When weather is good it is fantastic to relax outside on the balcony upstairs.

The dining area also serves as a common area.


Our spacious kitchen has three stoves, an oven, a microwave, two large refrigerators, a dish washer and everything you would need to make a fantastic meal. We try to always offer oil, salt, pepper and sugar, We have a coffee machine witch can be used for fair price as well as Tea. We don´t have a breakfast buffet but in nearby Hotel Aldan a buffet costs 2500 ISK. For groups bigger then 10 people we offer a breakfast buffet.

General Info

The Old Hospital building is open yearly from 10th April-10th Sept.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

Washing machine available (700 isk for each wash – detergent. included). r

Drying Machine available for 800 ISK

Reception is situated in the old Hospital. 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 keys are in the doors. Payment is done during reception hours between 17-22. If any assistance is needed it always possible to call: +354 611 4410