Top 9 Campsites In Reykjavík, Iceland

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The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is nestled on the coast and surrounded by picturesque hills. The city is Iceland’s largest, offering a range of museums, including the National Museum and Saga Museum, which features artifacts related to the Vikings. Enjoy the attractive architecture, ranging from a futuristic, rotating Perian glass dome to the beautiful and traditional Hallgrimskirkja Church. A spa experience can be enjoyed in nearby Grindavik, with its geothermal Blue Lagoon Spa. Local dining is mainly traditional Icelandic cuisine, and you won’t find a Starbucks or a McDonald’s outlet here. Visit the souvenir shops at Old Harbor and the boutiques of Laugavegur. One fascinating way to experience the city is by skipping the spa hotels and staying in the lap of nature instead. Read below for the top campsites in Reykjavík, Iceland.

1. Reykjavik Eco Campsite

Posted by Reykjavik Campsite on Thursday, 15 August 2019

Reykjavik Campsite is eco-friendly and open all year round. The property features a swimming pool and spa and has space for approximately 600 guests across various tents, caravans, and campers. Their focus is to fight against climate change as part of the city’s Climate Policy 2020. Examples of sustainability at the campsite include recycling cardboard, plastics, metal, paper, glass, and organic waste using only environmentally certified chemicals for cleaning. For those camping in a tent, there is a guest kitchen available, as well as hot showers in the bathhouses. Guests have access to a laundromat, free Wi-Fi, charging stations for phones and laptops, barbeque facilities, and swap markets for groceries.

Reykjavik Eco Campsite

Address: Sundlaugavegur 32, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Reykjavik Eco Campsite

Price: From 19 USD

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2. Camper Resort

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Camper Resort is only available for RVs and campervan hook-ups with no facilities for tents. The campsite is a 10-minute drive from the center of Reykjavik. Set in the countryside, this area is surrounded by beautiful walking and biking trails, some leading to the coast and others heading downtown. Food catering is available on the property, including chicken wings, pizzas, other light meals, and cold beers. There are barbeque facilities for visitors to cook their own meals and a bathroom is available for a fee.

Staying in this campsite comes with quick access to some of the best things to do in Reykjavik. The geothermal swimming pool at Grafarvogssundlaug is close by. Free entertainment on the property includes footgolf and mini-golf, beach volleyball, skateboarding, and a climbing frame for children.

Camper Resort

Address: 112, Reykjavík, Iceland

Price: From 15 USD

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3. Tjaldsvæðið Básum

Víkingahátíðin í Hafnarfirði hefst þann 13. Júní. Tjaldsvæðið á Víðustaðatúni er við hliðina. The viking festival in Hafnarfjordur starts on june 13th. The camp site is next to the festival.

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Open only in the summer, this campsite is set in the fields and surrounded by forests in a beautiful area close to Reykjavik. Visitors can enjoy swimming pools close to the camping grounds, and there are plenty of walking trails here as well. There are sites for tents, campers, and caravans. Whale watching can be experienced close by. Two cabin rentals on the grounds offer bathing facilities and a stove. There is an additional charge for using the shower facilities. This Básar campsite is family and dog-friendly.

Tjaldsvæðið Básum

Address: Básar á Goðalandi, Iceland

Website: Tjaldsvæðið Básum

Price: From 12 USD

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4. Hafnarfjörður Camping

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Hafnarfjörður Camping is a family-friendly camping location only 10 minutes away from Reykjavik, with shopping options and tourist attractions close by. The campsite is convenient for those traveling via the city bus service, and for those with a car since Keflavik International Airport is only a 30-minute drive away. The campsite is set in a lovely area close to the Hafnarfjörður town center. Visitors have access to showers, hot and cold water, electricity, and a washing machine and dryer. The kitchen and dining room at Lava Hostel is available to guests, as well as free internet access. While camping here, visit the Víðistaðatún International Sculpture Park on the property, where visitors can view 16 beautiful works by sculptors from Iceland, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Switzerland. The majority of the sculptures were created at Straumur Art Center to celebrate a number of art festivals held in the town between 1991 and 1993.

Hafnarfjörður Camping

Address: Hjallabraut 51, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Website: Hafnarfjörður Camping

Price: From 8 USD

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5. Reykjamörk Hveragerði Campsite

Reykjamörk Hveragerði Campsite is nestled in a beautiful rural area close to the village. A swimming pool, playground, hot tub, library, and various shops and restaurants are a short walk away. Walking trails and a golf course are also located close by. A bathhouse on the property offers toilet and hot shower facilities, as well as a washing machine with a dryer. A barbeque area is available for cooking, and a nearby shelter offers dishwashing facilities. On these grounds, it is possible to go horseback riding. Guests can also enjoy a sports area and restaurant. Dogs are welcome at this campsite.

Reykjamörk Hveragerði Campsite

Address: Reykjamörk 15, Hveragerði, Iceland

Website: Reykjamörk Hveragerði Campsite

Price: From 14 USD

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6. Campsite Mosfellsbær

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Open between June and September, Campsite Mosfellsbaer is set in the heart of town, close to the sports center in Varmár. The campgrounds offer lovely views over the lower areas of Varmár, Leirvoginn, and Leirvogsána. Excellent walking trails take visitors through nearby fields and along the coastline, with views of hills and lakes. The campsite features a swimming pool, offers toilet facilities, and is pet-friendly. Water and electricity are available for campers. The property is also convenient for public transport to downtown Reykjavik.

Campsite Mosfellsbær

Address: Skólabraut, 270 Mosfellsbæ

Website: Campsite Mosfellsbær

Price: From 10 USD

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7. Mosskogar Camping

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Mosskogar Camping is a small campsite located in Mosfellsbær. This is the ideal place for peace and relaxation in the countryside. The campsite has a picnic area, shaded by trees, as well as an excellent hiking trail. The property is approximately a 20-minute drive from the center of Reykjavik, with all its shops and restaurants. Bathroom facilities, including toilets and showers, are available. There are also cooking and laundry facilities. Electrical hook-ups are available at an additional charge. Guests can enjoy horseback riding in the area, and dogs are allowed on the campsite.

Mosskogar Camping

Address: Dalsgarðsafleggjari 270, Mosfellsdalur, Iceland

Website: Mosskogar Camping

Opening hours: 9am - 11pm (daily)

Price: From 12 USD

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8. Vogar Campsite

Vogar Campsite is suitable for campers in tents, caravans, and campers. Bathhouses with hot showers and toilets are available, and there is also access to an indoor kitchen and dining room. Free Wi-Fi is available, and dogs are welcome if kept on a leash. The Vogar Guesthouse situated close by offers a restaurant serving pizzas, along with a patio offering a spectacular view over the lava fields and the mountains close by. Tours to the Myvatn Nature Baths can be arranged, as well as sightseeing by airplane, horseback riding, and whale watching in Husavik.

Vogar Campsite

Address: Vogavegur, Vogar, Iceland

Website: Vogar Campsite

Price: From 16 USD

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9. Camping Thingvellir

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Camping Thingvellir is set in Thingvellir National Park, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are two campsites available here, the Leirar campground and the Vatnskot campground. The latter is located next to a lake, on an abandoned farm property. Open all year round, the campgrounds are mown each week and the bathroom facilities are cleaned regularly. Visitors are asked to recycle their garbage into the appropriate bins. Camping is available in tents, campers, and caravans, the latter two options feature available electric hook-ups at an additional charge. Guests also have access to a washing machine and dryer.

Camping Thingvellir

Address: Þingvellir, 801 Selfoss, Iceland

Website: Camping Thingvellir

Price: From 10 USD

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Experience the beauty of Iceland while camping!

Iceland is a unique and beautiful country, and its capital Reykjavik is the ideal place to start exploring the scenic countryside. Enjoy all the major attractions in the city, including museums, shops, and cheapest restaurants, but stay in comfort in a tent or a camper at one of the top campsites in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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