Offering rooms and cottages, Hlíd Hostel is 550 yards from Lake Mývatn, in Reykjahlíd. WiFi and parking are free. Facilities include a BBQ area, terrace and shared kitchen.

Set in wooden buildings, all accommodation options have access to shared bathrooms and a communal laundry room.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking.

The geothermally heated Mývatn Nature Baths are 3.1 miles away. The guest house is 19 miles from Dettifoss Waterfall.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Hlíd Hostel has been welcoming guests since 20 Mar 2015.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free parking available on-site


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Max adults: 4. Max children: 1
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • 3 bunk beds
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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  • The staff speak English

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About Hlíd Hostel

Welcoming guests since 20 Mar 2015

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  • Hello, Mixed bedroom sleeping bag: is it your sleeping bag or we should bring ours?

    it means that you will need to bring you can also rent here if you like for extra 1.500,- Lilja

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    Answered on 24 July 2021
  • Hello, we will be arriving at the airport at 23:20 the 19th of October, so we will arrive at the accomodation after midnight. Would it still be possible for us to check in at that time? Thank you in advance!

    Hi yes we can do some late check in but if you arrive this late to Keflavík airport you will first be with us in the morning of the 20th of Oktober Lilja

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    Answered on 6 October 2021
  • Hi,do you have 2 beds in doorm for.2.7 till 3.7,one nigt?Greetings,J

    Hi yes we do Lilja

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    Answered on 2 July 2021
  • We are a family of 5. It says your family room has 3 bunk beds in ie for at least 6 people but states that it only has enough beds for 4 people. I can see 6 in the picture though. Can you help please.

    In the room are two bunk beds – 3 are singles and 1 is double but only 120 cm wide. this means that there can stay 5 people but the room is small Lilja

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    Answered on 26 November 2021
  • "Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Sleeping Bag Accommodation" : is the sleeping bag provided?

    if you don't bring your own you can rent bed linen for 1.500,- Lilja

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    Answered on 24 July 2021
Hlíð Ferðaþjónusta

Managed by Hlíð Ferðaþjónusta

Company review score: 8.4 Based on 2,316 reviews from 7 properties

7 managed properties

Company information

Hlíð Ferðaþjónusta is a complex of accommodation on the northern shore of lake Mývatn, right beneath the airport. We are situated about one kilometer away from the lakeside, in the middle of a 300 years old lava field and with a fantastic view over the lake. We offer: 🚍campground. The electricity is accessible and warm showers are free of charge for guests. 🛏 sleeping bag accommodation or Family Rooms with bedlinen included in our Hostel, 🥞 Bed&Breakfast option, 🏠 fully equipped summerhouses with a wonderful view over the lava field. You can rent bikes for either one day or ½ a day. Maps with hiking and bike routes are available from our service center. A wonderfully scenic 37 km long country road runs around the lake, ideal for biking. You can book a riding tour on an Icelandic horse with us and we will take you through the stunning surroundings of lake Mývatn, ranging from one and up to several hours.

Property information

BED(s) IN DORMITORY It‘s a sleeping bag accommodation in four beds dormitory room. In each of our 14 rooms we have two bunk beds. While in a common area you will find showers, toilets, equipped kitchen and dining room with a view over the lava field. All of the facilities are shared with other guests of our hostel. Please, notice that the bedlinen is not included. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FAMILY ROOM In the room you will find two bunk beds – 3 of them are singles and one, on the bottom, is double but only 120 cm wide. While in a common area we have showers, toilets, equipped kitchen and dining room with a view over the lava field. All of the facilities are shared with other guests of our hostel. You have the bedlinen set included: pillow with case, duvet with case, sheet and one towel.

Neighbourhood information

Falleg náttúra Mývatns

Languages spoken

English, Icelandic

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Myvatn Nature Baths
    2.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Gamli bærinn
    0.3 miles
  • Restaurant Vogafjós
    1.9 miles
Closest airports
  • Húsavík Airport
    25.5 miles
  • Akureyri Airport
    32.9 miles
How to get to Hlíd Hostel from Húsavík Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Hlíd Hostel
  • Shared toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Mini golf Additional charge
  • Horse riding Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic
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House rules
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17:00 - 20:00


08:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Hlíd Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 06:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Duvet covers, bed linen and towels are not included. You can rent them on site or bring your own. Sleeping bags are allowed.

FAQs about Hlíd Hostel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hlíd Hostel by:

    • Car 1h 10min
    • Bus 1h 20min

  • Room options at Hlíd Hostel include:

    • Family
    • Bed in Dormitory

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Hlíd Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Guests staying at Hlíd Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Hlíd Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding

  • The prices at Hlíd Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Hlíd Hostel is 4.3 miles from the centre of Myvatn.

  • Yes, Hlíd Hostel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Hlíd Hostel is from 17:00, and check-out is until 10:00.