Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the stay as a camper?
The price includes: Open kitchen, hot showers, free WIFI in all area, guest computers, pick up for excursions, charging of phones and laptops and an open BBQ area.

What can I expect to pay extra for?
You can expect to pay extra for an access to our Luggage Storage and small lockers (plugs inclouded). Campsite laundromat. Breakfast is in offer at City Hostel next door.

Why do you call yourself Reykjavik ECO Campsite?
Reykjavík Campsite serves as an example of sustainability for various reasons. Read more about the different activities and actions here

Can I book my activities through you?
Yes you surely can. We have collected our bestsellers and recommended tours if you want to go ahead and book them yourself prior 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?
Not in the campsite itself but we 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.

What do you recommend us to do in the area?
We came up with this list as our Top Recommendations:
• 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 neighboors 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.
• Rent a 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 from 11 am and arriving late for camping is usually not a problem. If staff is not around, they will have left instructions for you. Check-out is 2 pm. Reception opening hours vary between seasons.

What if I arrive late?
Arriving late for camping is usually not a problem. If staff is not around they will have left instructions for you

How about occupancy limits?
There are different camping fields, so there is always a possibility for you. Whether you are coming with a small or large size tent, you will certainly find a suitable pitch on one of our fields.
During high season, from June 20th throughout August, the car park might fill up sooner than our tent fields. Within walking distance you can park your car.

Is the campsite secure?
We try our best to keep our site secure. We have a team patrolling our campsite, there are controlled CCTV outside the common areas and we close off the areas during nighttime. We follow the Campsite Rules. However, its an open area and theft can happen. We recommend keeping your valuables safe at all times, either by locking them in your car, 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.

How should I handle wastewater?
Help reduce water pollution. Take you waste waster to Klettagarðar Station, 5min drive from the Campsite.

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 Service House we do have short and long term luggage storage. See pricelist.

Are there lockers available?
Yes, there are small lockers that you can use against a small fee and a key deposit of XX. These lockers are suitable to store items that you are charging as there is a plug inside.

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.

Does the campsite sell camping gear and gas?
Yes, we do. We sell the most common types at the reception for around the same price as the petrol stations.

Can I rent camping equipment?
The campsite does not offer camping equipment for rent. We only have stoves and sets of pots for sale.

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 City Hostel. Its a 15 min bike tour along the seaside or 40 min by foot.

Can I rent a bike at the campsite?
Yes! We rent out good mountain bikes in different sizes. Helmets are included. Pre bookings are not accepted.

Is there a laundromat at the campsite?
Yes, There are 2 washing machines and 2 dryers at the Campsite and more in the City Hostel, next door to the Campsite.

What about WIFI?
There is free and fast WIFI available in the whole campsite area.

Do you have accessible camping?
We do not have a designated Disabled Camping Zone. We recommend a zone close the the bathroom facilities that has toilets and shower with full access.

Am I allowed to bring a generator with me?
No you are not. If you need to use electricity we have electric hook-ups available to purchase.

Do you have a shop on-site?
No but there is a grocery shop 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.
Here you find our exclusive HI Hostel & Car Combo.
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.