Hostel Photos of Grundarfjordur Hostel
A Spanish proverb says: 'Do nothing, then rest.' This describes the atmosphere in the small fishing village of Grundarfjordur perfectly, yet the town is right in the middle of the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula which makes it an ideal stopover from which to explore surrounding towns and points of interest. The legendary Snæfellsjökull glacier is only 20 minutes west, and the ferry to the West Fjords is 45 minutes to the east.
The hostel itself is located in one of the oldest houses in town, a mere 150 metres from the local swimming pool. It has 23 beds, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms and a TV-room and makes use of the fastest high-speed internet connection available in Iceland today. Breakfast and bed linen are available for a small extra fee that is not included in the price.
Despite the relaxed atmosphere there is a multitude of activities and services available. Other than strolling around and watching the boats land fish at the harbour, visitors can go golfing on one of the finest 9-hole golf courses in the country, horse-riding, bicycling, kayaking, hiking, fishing, mountain-climbing, scree-running and swimming, or just hang out in the hostel garden with a cold drink and enjoy the all-night summer sun.
There are also snowmobiling and whale watching tours available in surrounding areas.
Services in Grundarfjordur include two banks (including cash dispensers), a supermarket, petrol and service station (also the local bus stop), a state alcohol shop, garage and tyre service, Detours Travel Service, swimming pool and badminton/basketball/football courts as well as a 9-hole golf course nearby. We also have a small museum and information centre, designed by local historian Ingi Hans Jónsson.
Welcome to Grundarfjordur!