In July 2014 I traveled by myself to Iceland. I arrived at the Bus Hostel Reykjavik in the evening, and the following day I walked around Reykjavik to do some sight-seeing. On the back of the map I got from the hostel, there was an ad for a museum about vikings. I decided to go there, and by the end of the tour you had the option of dressing up as a viking. I of course wanted to do this, and I also wanted a photograph of myself in said costume.

So I walked up to a random guy and asked him if he could take a photo of me. He instead suggested we take a photo together. And so we did.

Turns out, he was also a solo traveler staying at the Bus Hostel.

We ended up spending the week together, and now, a year later, we are engaged!

New Hostel Guide to Reykjavik

Okay, we cannot guarantee you will meet your life-partner here. But at least, we want to try.

We wrote a brand new hostel guide to Reykjavik. In this guide we cover the 3 BEST hostels in Reykjavik for solo-travellers, backpackers and all travel styles.

Read the full hostel guide about the 3 top hostels in Reykjavik here.

In a nutshell:

  1. KEX Hostel – the top choice
  2. Bus Hostel – fun for backpackers
  3. Galaxy Pod Hostel – posh and hip