what´s our story?

The Freezer is a social hostel that shares its premises with a highly rated professional theatre, international artists residency and culture centre. Our hometown is Rif, one of the smallest fishing villages in Iceland, conveniently parked on the north side Snæfellsnes peninsula, right opposite the stunning Snæfellsjökull Glacier.

bringing west icelandic culture Back

Formerly the property housed a traditional Icelandic fish factory but after a massive makeover, lead by local theatre-maker and owner Kári Viðarsson, The Freezer is now fit and ready to welcome culture-thirsty travellers during their exploration of west Iceland and the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier national park.

Welcome to THE FREEZER

Have you ever bunked in a former fish factory that now serves as an award winning social hostel & culture centre in a renovated fish factory?

At our place, Icelandic arts, culture and local hospitality come together to create unforgettable memories for those looking for the complete West Icelandic experience. 

On top of this, The Freezer sits right next door to all the natural wonders of Snæfellsjökull Glacier National Park and in the perfect spot for photographing natural wonders and witnessing the Northern Lights.