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

Hafnarfjörðuris known as the Viking Centre and also unofficial elf capital of Iceland. This charming seaside town with colourful houses is surrounded by endless lava fields and natural treasures. 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 the city life and quiet nature, Lava Hostel is the place for you. It is a perfect base to explore Iceland as we are only 15 min drive from Reykjavík and 30 min from Keflavík airport.

The Hostel is open from the 18th of june until the 15th of september after that it is only open for groups of 10 or more people that book 2 weeks in advance.


If you are looking for a family friendly campsite, Hafnarfjörður Camping is the place for you. We are situated 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 15th of May to the 15th of September and all bookings are done through