Reykjavík Campsite is located in Laugardalur leisure area, the green heart of the city, beside the famous Laugardalslaug geothermal pool, the national football stadium. the Botanical Gardens, the Petting Zoo, and various play and hike areas. So much to do and see!
We are here to help you make the most of your stay in the city; give you local tips and book you the most exciting tours and excursions. Complimentary pick-up is included in front for our campsite guests.
The campsite is 2km out of the center. There is a direct bus line which stops in front of the campsite. The lovely walk to the city center along the seaside takes around 30 minutes.
All necessities are within 10 min walk from the Campsite; bus and tour stop, a grocery store, a bank, an ATM, various cafes and local restaurants.
Laugardalur Swimming pool
It is the city’s largest pool with extensive facilities, literally next door! Its facilities include a 50m outdoor pool, outdoor children’s pool and paddling pool, two waterslides, numerous hot tubs, steam bath, volleyball court, and mini golf course.
Opening hours are from 6:30 -22:00 weekdays and 8:00 – 22: 00 on weekends.
Entrance to the swimming pool is included in The Reykjavik City Card.
Family Park and Zoo
The Family Park and Zoo in Laugardalur is open all year. The Zoo includes most Icelandic animals, both wild and domesticated, from foxes, reindeer and seals to cattle, horses and sheep. In summer the Family Park offers many rides and play equipment for children of all ages.
Laugardalur also has free entry to our beautiful Botanical Garden, with woods, ponds and birdlife. Beneath the branches the lovely Café Flora is a hidden gem.
Ice skating rink
The ice skating rink in Laugardalur is suited for ice-hockey and figure skating. The venue is indoor and is used for practice, competitions and the general public
Other things that we recommend that you take the time to explore the local community like:
• 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.
• The Dalur Hostel next door has a cafe & bar open from April onwards. Visit our gourmet neighbours at Brauð og co and Frú Lauga. They have fresh bread and the only exclusive local and it is an organic shop in Reykjavik.
• Before going grocery shopping, check out the communal kitchen for food and stuff that fellow travellers have left for you. You might save time and money and discover new tastes. At least – do not buy Salt!
• Kaffi Laugalækur is a local café, offering vegan & vegetarian dishes. A great spot 5min walk away from the Campsite.
• We recommend a visit to the Ásmundarsafn sculpture museum. It’s a beautiful building with contemporary displays and a sculpture garden.
• Take your family for a walk out to Laugardalur area. The Hostel is located in a leafy leisure area, a large park, the botanical gardens, a petting zoo, and various play areas. Café Flóra, a Scandinavian bistro, is a hidden gem in the park.
• 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.
• Bus#14 stops outside the hostel / campsite and takes you to downtown in 10-15 minutes.
Map of Reykjavik Campsite and neighbourhood