Location & transport
Location & transport
We are in the Reykjavík city green valley called Laugardalur. Close to the old downtown and full of activities
The family-owned Lækur hostel and guesthouse is located 2km away from the city centre at address Laugarnesvegur 74a. The location has a nice neighbourhood and friendly feel yet it is very central. Only a few steps away from Laugardalur, the green river valley of the city.
15-20 minutes walk to the sparkling Reykjavík night-life in the old downtown. Walking alongside the ocean is a beautiful route overlooking the mountains and northern lights if you are lucky!
1-3 minutes walk to the several public bus stops that go directly to old downtown (further details here below on this page) and the flybus stops at the hostel
Next door are a grocery shop, bakery, gourmet sausages, a farmers market and traditional Icelandic ice cream store
3 minutes walk to the biggest and most popular Icelandic public swimming pool. It is an integral part of the local culture - a must visit!
5 minutes walk to the ocean and a nice walking path by the shore, the national botanic garden, the country's largest fitness centre, cycling and running routes and traditional seafood restaurant. Also around the corner are an ice skating rink, national football stadium and national handball stadium. Various music festivals and concerts are held in the area, such as the Secret Solstice festival
Commuting bike rental is around the corner by the swimming pool. You can also rent from us road bikes and mountain bikes if you join us on a guided trip - see further in below section.
You can book a flybus here that stops right outside our doorstep.
We are located just over 2 kilometers from the old city centre. Its an easy walk along the coast or via the street Borgartún. Our address is Laugarnesvegur 74a, 105 Reykjavík.
To pay for the bus ride you can do it with the www.bus.is app or have the exact coins with you or buy a pre-paid ticket in the convenience store on next corner from us.
Please click on the below route maps to see the routes. The red dot shows our location on the maps. On www.bus.is you can also see a live map with location of each bus as well as detailed timetables. The boxes with numbers on the route maps show what other routes you can connect to at that stop.
Bus app available for iphone & android phones
Makes it easy to pay for trips, see bus location and plan your journey
We recommend walking along the ocean when going to the old city centre when the weather is nice. Turn left by ocean to go to the main shopping street or further to the opera house and old harbour. The main swimming pool is just a few minutes walk in opposite direction from the ocean. There is also a great viewpoint if you turn right by the ocean, you can see the city in daytime and northern lights (aurora borealis) in night time
Below is our full map of the city which shows all the key locations and services of interest. We have a large version of it in our hostel entrance hall.