Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pre-book my stay at the campsite?

We strongly encourage reserving ahead as space at the campsite is limited, particularly in the summer months. Booking in advance through our website gives you a 10% discount, and by reserving ahead you have your access code upon arrival, which allows you to enter the campsite and use our facilities without delay, ensuring a smooth check-in process.

What is the cancellation policy?

Reservations for the Reykjavík Campsite are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your stay, please note you will not receive a refund, however we can offer to use the amount you paid as credit for a future reservation to be used within 12 months. Requests for these modifications are sent directly to and are always subject to our availability.

What is the maximum number of nights I can stay?

Campsite rentals are limited to 7 nights in a 30-day period.

What is included in the price?

The price includes the type of campsite pitch you chose, access to our facilities (guest kitchen and lounge area, bathrooms, showers, outdoor sinks, and Wi-Fi). There are free “swap shelves” with food, gas, and goods left by other campers. Guests also have access to small, padlocked storage boxes for valuables with an electricity plug inside. Laundry is available for an additional fee.

What are the check-in/check-out hours?

Check-in is from 1pm. Check-out time is from 11am. Late arrival for camping is not a problem but we recommend pre-booking. There are instructions waiting at the gate if arriving after reception opening hours.

What are the reception opening hours? What is the after hours service number?

Reception opening hours are 8:00AM to 20:00 (8:00PM) from May – September. A staff member is also available on-site from early morning to midnight, easily recognizable by a yellow vest. Outside of these hours, guests may use the service phone if assistance is needed and call (553 8110). If calling from a non-Icelandic personal phone, the Iceland country code should be added for (+354 553 8110). In case of emergency call 112.

Do you offer storage?

There are various luggage storage options available, please see below: Self-service lockers available 24/7 and paid via card, daily rate depends on the locker size:

  • 47x37x70c m for 1,490 ISK per day
  • 64x42x95 cm for 2,490 ISK per day
  • 64x57x95 cm for 3,990 ISK per day
We offer a fixed rate of 5,000 ISK for up to 6 weeks for flattened bike boxes.

Do I need to bring my own gear or do you have equipment to rent?

The campsite does not offer camping equipment for rent.

When are the quiet hours?

Quiet hours are from 11pm to 6am. Please respect your neighbors. Sound and light travel, please lower your voices, radios, and lanterns during quiet hours. Generators are not allowed.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

You must be at least 18 to reserve at the campsite and if you are under 18, there must be someone over 18 in the group you stay with.

Are campfires allowed?

No, they are not. There is an open outdoor BBQ area in front of the kitchen.

How should I handle wastewater?

Please take your waste to Klettagarðar Station – the only wastewater station in Reykjavík and a 5 min drive from the Campsite. See Map. Do NOT use the public bathrooms for dumping your wastewater!

Is the campsite secure?

We try our best to keep our site secure. We ask all guests to follow our Campsite Rules . Only registered guests are meant to have access to the facilities via their access code, and guests are requested to contact personnel if they see any intruders. We have a team patrolling the campsite during the daytime. There is controlled CCTV and certain areas are closed off at night. However, it’s an open area, and theft can happen. We ask that you always keep your valuables secure, whether by locking them away or carrying them with you. We also have small lockers for valuables on-site with an outlet where you can lock up and charge your valuables without worry. We can’t take responsibility for your luggage and valuables left in the open.

Can I book my activities through you?

Yes, you surely can. We have collected our bestsellers and recommended tours including transport options to the Highlands. To ensure your spot, we encourage you to book your tour online prior to your stay but we are also happy to assist with planning and booking your adventures at the reception desk. We have lots of information and tips about popular hikes and day trips.

How do I travel within the city?

Transportation to the city center is available by public bus #14 or by bike (15 minutes along the seaside or 30-40 minutes on foot). Laundry facilities with washing machines and dryers are available at the campsite. Credit cards are accepted, and soap is provided. Limited designated disabled camping zones are available. Guests can contact the reception for assistance. There is no on-site shop, but a grocery shop called Krambúðin is a 5-minute walk away. Guest feedback is welcomed to improve services and enhance the experience for future travelers

What do you recommend doing in the area?

  • Soak in the hot geothermal pool next door. The Laugardalslaug Pool opens early in the morning and stays open till late. It is particularly child-friendly with water slides and numerous hot pools
  • Discover Skúbb; the best ice cream & sorbet in Reykjavík just around the corner- all hand-made using local organic milk and seasonal flavors. Pssst, the mango is an absolute treat.
  • Make the most of Reykjavík with a 1 or 2 or 3 day(s) in Reykjavík City Card. It opens the doors to public pools, most museums, and the city bus. This can be purchased at reception.
  • We recommend visiting our neighbors at Frú Lauga for exclusively local and organic goods. Before going grocery shopping, check out the Campsite kitchen swap shelves for food and goods that fellow travelers have left behind. You might save time and money plus discover new tastes.
  • For a meal or coffee, Kaffi Laugalækur is a great spot close by. This local café offers vegan and vegetarian dishes.
  • We recommend a visit to the Ásmundarsafn sculpture museum nearby as well. It’s a beautiful building with contemporary displays and a sculpture garden.
  • In the summer, you can take a ferry to Viðey Island, amid Faxaflói Bay. The ferry takes off from the harbor close by.
  • Rent a HOPP scooter and take a ride downtown. The breathtaking view on your way stretches from Esja mountain to Harpa Concert Hall and all the way to Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Can I book your Campsite at Þórsmörk – Slyppugil?

The Slyppugil Campsite in Þórsmörk is located at the end/beginning of the Laugavegur/Fimmvörðuháls trail, 200m from the Langidalur Bus Stop. Camping spots can be reserved at the campsite reception at a discounted price of 3.200 kr, which includes shower access (or 2.700kr without shower). Facilities at the campsite include tent spots, bathrooms, running water, sinks, outdoor facilities (grill, benches, waste area), hot showers, and WiFi.

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