Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the stay as a camper?
The price includes access to : Guest kitchen and lounge, WIFI , WC and hot showers, outdoor sinks, swap area for food, outdoor goods & gas.
During Summer season : Free pick up for excursions and highland busses.

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) are open 24/7 and you may use the Card. Soap 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 to 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 play area?
Yes, at the Dalur Cafe next door. We also recommend you to take your family for a walk out 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, specially 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 flavours. 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 neighbours 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 travellers 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?
Official 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 11 am.
Reception opening hours vary between seasons. From June – August Reception is open from 8:00 until 21:00; either at the Dalur Hostel next to the Campsite or at the Campsite Lounge.

Is the campsite secure?
We try our best to keep our site secure. There are Campsite Rules. Only registered guests are suppose 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 daytime. There are controlled CCTV outside the common areas and we close off the areas during nighttime. However, its an open area and theft do happen. We ask you to keep your valuables safe at all times, either by locking them away or carry it 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.

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 waste waster 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 neighbours. 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 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 pricelist.

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. We recommend the shop Gangleri or Fjallakofinn.

How do I get to the City Center from the Campsite?
You can take the public bus #14 that stops across the street in front of the Dalur HI Hostel. Its 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 creditcards.

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 limited designated Disabled Camping Zone. We recommend a zone close the the bathroom facilities that has toilets and shower 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, very close by.

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 travellers.

Travelling in Iceland – some useful links.
This is a unique and the most useful site for cyclists and other 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.