Lava Hostel is owned and run by the Hraunbúar scout group of Hafnarfjörður. We offer a friendly atmosphere and low-price accommodations for groups. Our Hostel is just a short walk from the town centre, with cosy restaurants, cafes, and free museums.

Hafnarfjörður is known as the Viking Centre and also Iceland’s unofficial elf capital. Endless lava fields and natural treasures surround this charming seaside town with colourful houses. It is the third-largest town in Iceland, with a great variety of attractions and activities to discover, including kayaking and horseback riding tours in the lava fields.

If your mind is torn between city life and quiet nature, Lava Hostel is the place for you. It is a perfect base to explore Iceland as we are only a 15-minute drive from Reykjavík and 30 min from Keflavík airport.

The Hostel is only open from the 15th of May until the 15th of September. It is only available for groups of 10 or more people who book two weeks in advance during the winter months.


If you are looking for a family-friendly campsite, Hafnarfjörður Camping is the place for you. We are in a beautiful park near the town centre of Hafnarfjörður, in a quiet and cosy area. The campsite is close to all services, shopping and many tourist attractions. City buses 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 away.

The campsite is open from the 1st of May to the 30th of September