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The simple, friendly lodgings at the Stafafell Youth Hostel (tel. 478-1717 or 478-2217; www.eldhorn.is/stafafell; 16 units, 1 w/bathroom; June-Sept 15 9,500kr/$152/£76 double w/bathroom; 7,000kr/$112/£56 double without bathroom; 2,200kr/$35/£18 sleeping-bag accommodation; rates 33% lower Sept 16-May; breakfast available for 900kr/$14/£7; AE, DC, MC, V) are either in two-bedroom cottages with kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms, or in the owner's restored 19th-century farmhouse, which is humble and down-to-earth. Follow Rte. 1 1km (.6 miles) east of the main bridge over Jökulsá í Lóni.

The youth hostel can serve breakfast and dinner on request; otherwise all food must be brought into the area. The nearest markets are in Höfn and Djúpivogur. Most of the mountain huts have kitchens.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.