Lava Hostel offers low price accommodation in Iceland’s capital area, only 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík city center. The hostel is owned and run by the scout group Hraunbúar in Hafnarfjörður, a town built on lava grounds.

From the hostel there is only a few minutes’ walk away from the unspoiled nature and we are also close to bus stops, shops, restaurants, museums, swimming pools, airport shuttle and various activities.

In this great atmosphere we offer rooms for groups of 10 or larger (2 weeks advance booking) as well as an assembly hall that can be rented out for events or as a sleeping bag space and we have a camp site open during the summer.

Lava Hostel is situated in Hafnarfjörður‘s lava area, just a stone’s throw away from one of the greatest hidden folk and elves populations in Iceland, but Hafnarfjörður, is known as the home of elves and vikings.

If your mind is torn between the city life and quiet nature, Lava Hostel is most definitely the place for you. We offer you the best of both worlds.

Note: Rooms are only available for group bookings of 10 or more people and must be booked 2 weeks in advance.


If you are looking for a family friendly campsite near Reykjavik, Hafnarfjörður Camping is the place for you. The campsite is close to all services, shopping and many tourist attractions. City busses stop nearby, as well as the bus to Keflavik international airport. For those of you travelling by car, the airport is only a 30 minute drive away. We are situated in a beautiful park near the town center

of Hafnarfjörður, a quiet and cozy area. However, downtown Reykjavík is only a 10 minute drive away, so you still remain close to the action. You can also take bus number 19 straight from our campsite to downtown Hafnarfjörður or take bus number 1 to downtown Reykjavík.

The campsite is open from 15th of May to the 15th of September and all bookings are done through