Two 15m2 family rooms (2 beds and a bunk bed), one double room (10m2) and three 15m2 8 person rooms/dorms with bunk beds (90x200 cm) where guests can rent single beds or the whole (as a family room or for a group). Guests share three bedrooms and three showers. A spacious common area and fully equipped kitchen.
The restaurant ‘Havarí Café‘ is open April 1 to September 30, every day from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. There we serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and light meals, coffee (from organically grown beans) and cakes. We serve fresh and homecooked meals from local produce. Our main focus is on vegetarian dishes.
Service and Recreation
Every summer Havarí Hostel hosts all sorts of concerts showcasing Icelandic musicians who have become famous in Iceland and internationally.
The area around Karlsstaðir offers interesting hiking paths along the shoreline and ut to the mountains. The closest swimming pools are in Breiðdalsvík (outdoor pool and hot tubs), Stöðvarfjörður (outdoor pool and hot tub) and in Djúpavogur (indoor pool and hot tubs). The nearest shops and restaurants are in Breiðdalsvík and Djúpavogur. A tourism information centre is to be found in Breiðdalsvík.
Innovation, organic farming and cultural activities
The hosts at Karlsstaðir not only operate a guesthouse, restaurant and concert hall hosting various cultural events. They are also organic vegetable farmers who produce and market vegetable snacks and chips. Karlsstaðir also offers artists space to work and gives them a platform to reveal and promote their art.
Tempting hiking paths and interesting places
The area offers numerous hiking routes along the shoreline or up to the mountains. Just outside on Karlsstaðir Krossdalur Valley opens up, tempting hikers to start exploring. The location of Karlsstaðir is also ideal for shorter or longer drives to explore the area and take in the splendid nature and serenity of the Icelandic countryside.
‘The Eggs’, Langabúð, Búlandstindur
There is a 40 km drive to Djúpivogur from Karlsstaðir. Djúpivogur is a lovely village where you can explore Sigurður Guðmundson’s ‘Eggs’ in Gleðivík (Happy Cove), visit Auðun’s Rock Collection and Langabúð, one of the oldest shops in Iceland. A marked hiking path to the iconic Búlandstindur Mountain. Hiking the mountain can be challenging, but very rewarding and you get a fantastic panoramic view of the area from the top.