Welcome to Hafaldan HI Hostel

Harbour Building

About Harbour Building

Hafaldan Harbour Hostel was established in 1975. Overlooking the fjord, it was built as 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 that now is considered a small room for two. Thora Guðmundsdottir is the proud owner of Hafaldan and lives in her private apartment in one half of the hostel. The beautiful art collection in the living spaces and antique furniture in the rooms make this hostel very unique and cosy. The very best quality of this hostel is its view of the fjord from the dining room, it is both unforgettable & sometimes breathtaking. The hostel is overall colourful, authentic and homey with small, cosy but basic rooms. The hostel is ideal for those who seek a true fjord experience and like to meet different people and share experiences.



Our reception is located in the Old Hospital Building – Suðurgata 8, 710 Seyðisfjörður. Opening times are daily from 17 – 21.

Good to know



Self-check-in from 14:00 and late check out at is 12:00.



Bed linen and towels are included in the room rate.


Self-catering kitchen with all essentials needed for preparing your meal is available for all guests. Oil, salt, pepper and sugar are always there for guests to use, free of charge.


Coffee and tea available fo a minimum fee as well as eggs from our happy hens in the backyard.


Free WIFI is available throughout the facility.



Bathrooms and showers are shared.


Laundry Facilities are available: Washing Machine (700 ISK) and dryer (800 ISK) or a drying rack (FREE).


Once a booking is made you will receive a confirmation email with all practical and interesting information regarding your stay. A few days before arrival we will message you again with a map to find us easily with check in details.


The hostel is open 1st April – 1st November every year.


When booked through our direct booking channel credit card details are filled in. This is only to secure the booking, no deposit will be charged to the card. Full payment is done on arrival. Free cancellation is until 3 days prior to arrival.

Children under the age of 3 stay for free. Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Children under the age of 18 cannot be accommodated in shared dorms.

11% VAT is included in all our prices.


Cancellations are done through the booking channel where the booking is made. When you book with our direct booking channel you will get a cancellation link in the first confirmation email.

If the notice of cancellation is less than 3 days prior to arrival or in case of no-show: 100% of the value of the first night of your reservation is charged. In the event of a no-show, the remainder of your reservation will be cancelled automatically.

Our rooms

Double Room & Twin Room

Our double/twin rooms are small and cosy and the golden birch plywood walls give a warm ambience. A clothes hanger, suitcase rack and reading lights are in the room. All rooms include a washbasin and bathroom and showers are shared and are close by. Bed linen & towels are included.

Four-bed private room / A dormitory bed

Our 4 bed private is a small & cosy room with two built-in bunk beds with full size and comfortable mattresses. This room can both be a dorm room or a 4-bed private room depending on each day. A shelf, reading light and electricity/USB plug is by each bed in the room. The room includes a washbasin and bathroom and showers are shared and are close by. Bed linen & towels are included.

Absolutely amazing!

We stayed at Hafaldan Harbour Building in late September and we loved it! The Host is so sweet and kind. The place is very cosy and you feel immediately at home. The furniture is very nice and so are the showers and rooms!

I can not recommend it enough, Seydisfjordur is definitely worth the trip!

Excellent place.

Excellent location, good price, not luxurious but very comfortable and clean, with big solarium and kitchen. ideal for a visit (without kids). Staff super friendly and efficient. Nice place to meet other travellers.

Amazing location! Unbelivable sweet tiny hostel!

One of the best places ever, really – just try to go off season, cheaper, less crowded, simply amazing. Awesome chilled hosts … Will comeback for sure. Came for one night, stayed three. Thanks again for this stay!!!

Hafaldan is a proud member of Hostelling International

Hostelling International believes that exploration and travel lead to a better understanding of other cultures, and in turn that creates a peaceful, smarter, and more tolerant world. This is and has been our mission for almost 100 years.

By being a part of Hostelling Internation Hafaldan contributes to the sustainability and environmental protection according to the quality standards of Hostelling International.


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+354 611 4410

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Ránargata 9, 710 Seyðisfjörður

Hafaldan HI Hostel - Harbour Building