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Korpudalur HI Hostel

Korpudalur HI Hostel is a family run hostel in a nice old farmhouse which has been renovated into a Hostel. The farm has been with the family for four generations. It is located innermost in Önundarfjördur surrounded by beautiful mountains and wild life.

Korpudalur HI Hostel is open from 20th May to 15th September.

Located only 15-20 minutes drive from Isafjordur.

Around the Hostel there are many possibilities for hiking, climbing and angling in the wild nature.

Korpudalur HI Hostel

Kirkjuból í Korpudal

GPS Points N65° 59' 2.828" W23° 20' 21.257"

+354 4567808

Opening period 20/05 - 15/09
Service Smoking not allowed Walking path Hotel / guesthouse Fishing permits Cooking facilities Internet access Credit cards accepted

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