Gimli Dalvík Hostel
Situated in the center of Dalvík, across from the harbor, this family-run hostel is 45 km from Akureyri. It offers free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen, and individually decorated rooms.
The simple, yet modern rooms at Gimli Dalvík Hostel all have a wardrobe and access to shared bathroom facilities.
Staff sells ski passes on-site, as well as helps arrange horse riding trips and airport shuttle services. Hostel Gimli also has BBQ equipment that guests can use.
Restaurants, cafés and a grocery store are all within 50 m. Area activities include whale watching tours, hiking along the black sand beaches and bird watching in the Svarfadardal Valley, 4 km away.
Ski passes on-site
Services in 50 km radius
All our rooms have a shared bathroom and free Wifi.
Sleeps up to 2 adults
2 double or 2 single beds
Shared bathroom & shower
Free Wifi & free parking
Location & Activities
We are located in Dalvík up in north Iceland. Dalvík is a small fishing village surrounded by the valleys and the mountains of the Troll peninsula and the Arctic ocean only 65 km from island Grímsey and the Arctic Circle. Staying in Dalvík offers opportunities for many types of activities and interesting places to enjoy nearby.
In Dalvík municipality you'll find whale watching, an interesting folk museum, a microbrewery, a beer spa, a black sand beach, a nature/bird reserve, a horse rental, a ski area, and endless possibilities of ski touring in the winter time.
In Dalvík there is a nice local public swimming pool with hot tubs, steam baths, a gym, and many marked hiking trails of all kinds. Dalvík has a few places noted if guests want to get a good coffee or a meal - including our café/bar, Gísli, Eiríkur og Helgi.
We are only 45 km away from Akureyri and the domestic airport of Akureyri, 33 km up north we have Siglufjörður town, and Lake Mývatn is just over an hour's drive from Dalvík. Grímsey ferry leaves from Dalvík for a nice day trip, sailing takes 3 hours each way.
Whitewater Action (East)
Exciting rapids, mind-blowing scenery, and one of the most remote single-day settings on the planet make the East Glacial River Iceland's signature rafting trip!
Beer bath, where you bathe in both young beer and live beer yeast, without showering it of until some hours later, has an extremely powerful effect on the body and skin. This treatment is both cleansing for the skin and has a very positive effect on health
A 3-hour horse riding tour to the glacier river delta where you arrive at the amazing waterfall Reykjafoss. In the amazing natural paradise of the river delta Héraðsvötn, you might be able to watch birds hatching or pick a handful of crowberries.
*Not suitable for beginners
100% Whale Watching
Enjoy a comfortable tour while observing the fantastic scenery, birdlife, and of course the diverse range of whale species of Eyjafjordur. Commonly, we see Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoise, and White Beaked Dolphins. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Killer Whale or a Blue Whale!
Whale Watching (optional Sea Angling at end of tour)
Enjoy a comfortable tour while observing the fantastic scenery, birdlife, and of course the diverse range of whale species of Eyjafjordur. Enjoy a little sea angling on the return trip and have your catch filleted to take with you.
Off we go - riding tour
Spending a whole day traveling on horseback is truly Icelandic! While riding one of the horses, you will lead the other horse beside you and later on change. You will be enjoying the impressive panorama of the Skagafjörður mountains while tölting on nice and comfortable riding paths.
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