The Harbour Hostel is located in the house Sjávarborg next to the beautiful harbour in Stykkishólmur. The name Sjávarborg means the palace by the sea.

The basement of Sjávarborg was built 1914 as a storage facility for ice to be delivered to the boats landing fish at the  harbour. In 1938 two floors were built above to house a private home and a store. Sjávarborg has since then housed a bookstore, a barber shop and a grocery store to name a few. The current owners bought the house late 2012 to renovate it and prepare for the hostel. The hostel opened May 4 2013.

Harbour hostel offers private rooms and beds in dorms. The facilities are designed to allow efficient and low-cost service to guests.

Staying at the Harbour hostel guests enjoy the perfect location next to the harbour with the activites there. The view from the hostel is great over the Stykkishólmur harbour and Breiðafjörður. Restaurants and bars of Stykkishólmur are in neighboring houses.  A great geothermal swimming pool is only in five minutes walking distance.


What you get for free!

All beds are with linen. Made-up beds.

Wi-fi. There is internet connection all around the building.

Dishwasher. No reason to spend time washing dishes on your vacation.

Washing machine. Do your laundry.

Earplugs. Just in case someone is snoring in the dorm.


Bar and Restaurant

In Stykkishólmur there are a few restaurants and bars to enjoy, all in walking distance. Narfeyrarstofa is across the street and Sjávarpakkhúsið is next door. Plássið nearby. Hótel Stykkishólmur also has a nice restaurant. We will recommend the right one for the opportunity and book a table. During the day there are cafes to visit. The bakery serves freshly baked bread and pastries. Also Stykkið pizzeria offer pizza for take-away.

At the hostel we have a self-service bar with beer, wine and softdrinks. You can also bring your own drinks to enjoy.

There are facilities at the hostel to enjoy own meals.

Breakfast is served in our dining area for those who select breakfast.


Stykkisholmur is a two hour drive from Reykjavik. Take the direction to Borgarnes and when there look out for a sign to Stykkisholmur when you have driven through the village. From Borgarnes there is 96 km to Stykkisholmur.

If coming from the Westfjords the obvious route would be to take the ferry Baldur across Breidafjordur from Brjanslaekur.

When in Stykkisholmur drive to the harbour and you can’t miss it.