Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the stay as a camper?
The price includes access to Access to shared guest kitchen and lounge with plenty of el. plugs and indoor&outdoor areas to sit, WIFI, WC and hot showers, outdoor sinks, swap area for food, goods & gas. Guests have access to small boxes for valuables (for padlocks) with el. plug inside.
During Summer season: Free pick up for excursions and highland busses in front of the Campsite & Hostel at the Bus Stop.

What can I expect to pay extra for?
There is a fee for using short-term & long-term storage for luggage and bike boxes.
Breakfast is on offer at Dalur Hostel & Cafe next door.
Laundry (3 washers and 3 dryers) is open 24/7 and you may use the Card. Detergent is included.

Can I book my activities through you?
Yes, you surely can. We have collected our bestsellers and recommended tours and transport to the highlands. To ensure you the trip, we encourage you to go ahead and book them yourself prior / during your stay.  Else, come by at the reception and we are happy to assist you with planning and booking your adventures and days out. We have lots of information and tips about the popular hikes.

Is there a children’s play area?
Yes, at the Dalur Cafe next door. We also recommend you to take your family for a walkout to Laugardalur area, the leafy leisure area behind the Campsite, containing the Laugardalslaug pool, a large park, the Reykjavik Botanical Gardens, a very nice Petting Zoo, and various play areas in Laugardalur

What do you recommend us to do in the area?
We came up with this list as our Top Recommendations, especially for families:
• Soak in the thermal hot pool next door. The Laugardalslaug Pool opens early in the morning and stays open till very late. It is particularly child-friendly with water slides and numerous hot pools.
• Discover Skúbb; the best ice cream & sorbet in Reykjavik just around the corner- all hand-made using local organic milk and seasonal flavors. Pzzzt, the mango is an absolute treat.
• Make the most of Reykjavik with the 1/2/3 day Reykjavik City Card. It opens the doors to public pools, most museums and the city bus. This can be purchased at the reception.
• Our neighbors at Frú Lauga are the only exclusive local and organic shop in Reykjavik. We recommend paying them a visit. Pzzzt – before going grocery shopping, check out the Campsite open kitchen for food and stuff that fellow travelers have left for you. You might save time and money and discover new tastes.
• Kaffi Laugalækur is a local café, offering vegan & vegetarian dishes. A great spot close by.
• We recommend a visit to the Ásmundarsafn sculpture museum close by. It’s a beautiful building with contemporary displays and a sculpture garden.
• In the summer, you can take a ferry to Viðey Island, in the midst of the Faxaflói Bay. The ferry takes off from the harbor close by.
• Hop on a HOPP´bike. The view on your way to downtown stretches from Esja mountain to Harpa Concert Hall and all the way to Snæfellsjökull.

What are the check-in times?
Check-in at the Campsite is from 13 pm and arriving late for camping is usually not a problem. There are instructions waiting at the gate. Check-out is at 11 am.
Reception opening hours vary between seasons. In July – August reception is open from 16:00 until 21:00 at the Campsite Lounge.  Member of staff is around at other times also.

Is the campsite secure?
We try our best to keep our site secure. There are Campsite Rules. Only registered guests are supposed to have an Access Code for the facilities and guests are asked to notify staff in case they notice intruders.
We have a team patrolling the campsite during the daytime. There is controlled CCTV outside the common areas and we close off the areas during nighttime. However, it’s an open area, and theft do happen. We ask you to keep your valuables safe at all times, either by locking them away or carrying them with you. We also have small lockers for valuables on-site with a plug 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.

Are campfires allowed?
No, they are not. There is an open BBQ area in front of the kitchen.

How should I handle wastewater?
Please take you to waste to Klettagarðar Station – the only wastewater station in Reykjavik, 5min drive from the Campsite. See Map.  DO NOT use the public bathrooms for dumping your wastewater!

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

What is the maximum number of nights I can stay?
Campsite rentals are limited to 7 nights in a 30-day period.

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.

How do I get to the Campsite?
To get to or to find the campsite, please see How to get there a page on our website.

Can I store my luggage at the campsite?
Yes, you can. At the Campsite Lounge / Service House we do offer short and long-term luggage storage. See price list.

Can I store my bike boxes during my time in Iceland?
Yes! we have reserved facilities to store flattened bike boxes for a special price per week. If the bike box is not flattened or is of the plastic kind then the price is the same as for normal luggage storage.

Can I rent camping equipment?
The campsite does not offer camping equipment for rent.

How do I get to the City Center from the Campsite?
You can take public bus #14 which stops across the street in front of the Dalur HI Hostel. It’s a 15 min bike tour along the seaside or 30-40 min by foot.

Is there a laundromat at the campsite?
Yes, there are 3 washing machines and 3 dryers at the Campsite and more in the Dalur Hostel, next door to the Campsite. Machines take credit cards and soap is included.

What about WIFI?
There is free WIFI available in the campsite area in and around the Campsite Lounge.

Do you have accessible camping?
We do have a limited designated Disabled Camping Zone. We recommend a zone close to the bathroom facilities that have toilets and showers with full access. Please note us at the reception and we will help.

Do you have a shop on-site?
No, but there is a grocery shop Krambúðin, around 5 min walk away.

What about Visitor feedback
We constantly seek feedback from guests to continually improve our services and fine-tune the systems within buildings. Stories and lessons from people staying here will also enrich the experience of future travelers.

We are leaving for LAUGAVEGUR/FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS Trail. Where to camp in Þórsmörk?
We operate the small Slyppugil Campsite in Þórsmörk. It is located where the trail LAUGAVEGUR ends and where the trail FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS either ends or begins. It is a hidden gem, just 200m away from the Langidalur Bus Stop to/from Reykjavik.
Reserve your discounted Camping Spot at the Campsite Reception now. Price is 2.500 kr incl shower.
The Campsite fee is used to maintain and improve facilities for travelers in Þórsmörk – Slyppugil.
Included: Your tent spot on the most picturesque campsite there is. usage of bathrooms, running water, sinks, and outdoor facilities; grill, benches, and waste area. Hot Showers. WIFI.

Traveling in Iceland – some useful links.
This is a unique and the most useful site for cyclists and another independent traveler: www.cyclingiceland.is.
Here are the different keys to the ever-changing weather in Iceland: www.en.vedur.is / www.belgingur.is / www.yr.no.