Árbót Hostel

Posted on January 9, 2019
CategoriesHostel, Sleep
Árbót Hostel

Árbót hostel is located at a horse and cattle farm in Aðaldalur, only 40 minutes away from the Mývatn area

The hostel at Árbót in Aðaldal is surrounded by diverse bird life and beautiful nature. The hostel is located at a farm where both horses and cattle are bred and guests have a unique opportunity to experience real Icelandic farm life.

The nearest town is Húsavík and there you find various service and interesting activities. In Húsavík is the nearest shop to Árbót hostel, so travellers have either to bring food with them or drive to Húsavík to get supplies.

Árbót hostel can be reached from road nr. 85. If you drive north on road nr. 85 (in the direction to Husavik), you will find the gravel road to Árbót clearly marked on the right handside

Want to know what it’s like to live on an Icelandic farm? Situated on a traditional farmstead east of the river Laxá, Árbót HI Hostel offers an opportunity to experience first hand the hustle and bustle of Icelandic farm life. Guests can find out what it´s like to raising cattle, horses and sheep, without giving up the comforts of hot showers and WiFi. Árbót is also an ideal base for exploring a wide variety of natural attractions, a bucket list of waterfalls, hot springs, volcanic craters and unique geological formations, as well as some of the best whale watching sites anywhere in the world. 

Hostel Facilities

• Free WiFi• BBQ• Laundry facilities
• Self-catering kitchen            • Family rooms available      • Common room(s)

Opening times:

Opening times (daily/weekly):  The reception is open 16:00 – 22:00

Opening times (over the year):    April 1st – September 30th

Distance from Reykjavík 468 km (ca. 5 hours 30 min)


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