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The Campsite is Closed for the Winter.

Summer has run it’s course and it’s time to close for the winter. We close at noon on friday september 30. Thanks to all our friends for a fabulous season and hope to see you again next summer ?Best regards from the campsite staff / Nú líður að lokum sumars og komið að því að við þurfum að skella í lás. Við lokum á hádegi 30.september. Við viljum þakka fyrir frábært sumar og vonumst til að sjá sem flesta aftur næsta sumar? Með bestu kveðju, starfsliðið.

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The weekend ahead

The staff and guests of Lava Hostel and Hafnarfjörður campsite are excited for the weekend ahead. On Friday the 17th of June there will be a big celebration in our town, as well as the whole country. Since the year 1944, Iceland has celebrated it´s independents day on the 17th of June. We recommend your plan on Friday to be a helium balloon in one hand and a cotton candy in the other and the song “Hæ, hó jibbí jey, jibbí jey, það er kominn sautjándi júní” coming from your lips. In a very basic translation it means. “whoop whoop, it´s the 17th of june!”. We are not only celebrating our national day this weekend. There will be a big Viking Festival in our town, you can see all about the events schedule here . In our opinion the festival is not something to be missed. In Reykjavík there will be the Secret Solstice festival music festival. So if you haven´t booked a place to stay we still have some beds available at our hostel and if you want to sleep in peace and quiet during the festival but still at the capital area our campsite is only 15 min drive away from Reykjavík […]

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The summer of 2016 is here and we are open

We can happily inform you we have opened Lava Hostel and Hafnarfjörður campsite for the summer. The sun has started to shine 24hours a day and that is in our opinion the best time for travelling, ice-cream and bbq in Iceland. Our campsite does not need reservation and rooms at our hostel can be booked on our webpage or on booking.com we also offer mattresses in our big hall for groups of 15-45 persons. We still have some dates available this summer at our hostel. The weekend 16-19th of June is a big festival weekend in Hafnarfjörður and Reykjavík. The annual Viking Festival will take place in Hafnarfjörður. The Viking festival is a family festival which mostly takes place at the Viking village and the it definitely should not be missed.  Children can attend school for real Vikings and the whole family can see a Viking battle. The area can be easily reached on foot. You can see the program here. Secret Solstice music festival will take place in Reykjavík during the same weekend. The festival area is easily reachable, only 10 min drive or one bus ride away. We still have some rooms available during the weekend. If you have […]

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Iceland Airwaves 2016

This years Iceland Airwaves will take place from the 2nd to the 6th of November in Reykjavík. See here the official Iceland Airwaves website.

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Planning a trip to Iceland with a group?

If you are planning a trip to Iceland for a group, Lava Hostel is a great location for the first and last stop of your trip. It is located in Hafnarfjörður, which is a town only 15 minutes to downtown Reykjavík. It is also just 35 minutes from the international airport. We offer accommodation for affordable prices, both in dormitories from 4-8 people in each room or in a Grand Hall which takes about 40 persons in sleeping bag accommodation. There is a kitchen for the group to use to make breakfast, lunch or dinner, or you can order a breakfast buffet for the group. Just send us an email with the dates and the size of the group and we will make you a good offer. We could also assist you with booking airport pick-up and drop-off for the group. See also here further information about amenities at the hostel. Best wishes The Lava Hostel Staff 🙂      

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Our last campsite guests of the season

This amazing couple were our last campsite guests of the season, but they finished their Iceland tour on the 2nd of November 2015. They travelled with their bicycles from the Capital, Reykjavík to Höfn in Hornafjörður and back during the last weeks of October. Our campsite on Víðistaðartún, by Lava Hostel offers great facilities like: Free wifi Free hot showers Free use of washing machine and dryer Free cooking facilities and dining area in the hostel Free parking

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A group of scouts from Portugal

We got a very friendly visit form a group of scouts from Portugal that stayed at our campsite. They wanted to do some volunteer work four our scout center, but Hraunbyrgi, our scout center runs Lava Hostel to finance its scouting activities. They did a great job, with inside and around the property, which we are so thankful of 🙂  

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New BBQ area at the campsite

This summer we got a new BBQ area at our campsite by Víðistaðatún Park in Hafnarfjörður. We are very happy with it 🙂    

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Heima – The Local Music Festival

On the last day of Winter, the 22nd of April, the Music Festival Heima (or At Home) will be held here in Hafnarfjörður. This is a great way to “meet the locals” as the musicians will be playing in private homes in the downtown area of Hafnarfjörður. How it works Admission fee is 4.900 ISK, and there will be 13 musicians and bands playing in different homes. Each concert takes 40 minutes and then you have time to walk to another home for another concert.  It all starts at 7.45  pm and ends at 11 pm. Tickets are sold at www.midi.is. Musicians are: Eivör Pálsdóttir playing with the band KK, the Brass Band from Þorlákshöfn, Berndsen, Jóhanna Guðrún and Davíð Sigurgeirsson, Dimma, Herbert Guðmundsson og Hjörtur Howser, Jens Hansson, Janis Carol, Langi Seli and Skuggarnir, Jón Jónsson and Friðrik Dór, Margrét Eir and Thin Jim, Emmsjé Gauti & Agent Fresco, Ragga Gísla & Helgi Svavar, Kiriyama Family.

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Visiting Iceland during the Winter

Have you ever been to Iceland during winter time? There are lots of things to do and see during the winter. We have breathtaking landscapes, where you can visit our waterfalls in winter gear, hike our glaciers, take a peek into an amazing ice-cave and on the way you might see a volcano, black sandy beaches and experience a weather that changes every minute! But what may surprise you is that the temperature isn´t as low as you thought it might be and can often be warmer then in New York, London or Paris. After a nice winter day-trip don´t miss our geothermal public pools, were you can swim outside every day, even in winter. Don´t miss the Northern Lights show in the evening, but the best time to see them is during winter time as it doesn’t get very dark here during the summer.    

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