Camping

 

All camp grounds are open 1. June to 30. September. Camping is permitted in two areas in the National Park. From 01.10 - 31.05 only the campground by the parks service centre is open.

There is no reservation needed for camping in any campsite at Thingvellir national park.

fbpix017.jpgAt Leirar, which is within a 5 minutes walking  distance from the Information Center, and in Vatnskot, by lake Þingvallavatn. The Leirar campground is divided into four camping grounds: Fagrabrekka, Syðri-Leirar,  Hvannabrekka and Nyrðri-Leirar.

The Vatnskot camp ground is situated at an abandoned farm site by the lake. Camping and angling permits should be obtained at the Information Centre on arrival.  Children under the age of 13 can stay overnight, free of charge. Groups (10 adults or more) get a 15% discount if they pay in one sum at the time of reservation.

The camping grounds are mowed each week and the toilet facilities are cleaned at least once a day. Garbage does not have to be sorted before being put into the disposal cans, except that special containers for aluminium soda cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles are provided. Charcoal and ash from the barbecues should also be disposed of into separate containers.

During the summer Park Rangers look after the camping areas every day and during the weekends they keep nightshifts, to make sure everything is quiet after midnight.

Price:

Adults (13-67 years) ISK 1300 /night + 300 ISK tax /tent/caravan/camping unit
Senior and disabled ISK. 650 / night + 300 ISK tax / tent/caravan/camping unit

A 15% discount is offered for groups over 10 persons if payed together.

Safe travel in Iceland
Travellers should prepare well for each trip and know its trail and route conditions.
The THING Project
The THING Project is based on the Thing sites that are the assembly sites spread across North West Europe as a result of the Viking diaspora and Norse settlements.
World heritage
Thingvellir was accepted on the World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004 at World Heritage Committee meeting in China.
Protection and management
Thingvellir National Park was designated by a special law on the protection of the area, passed by the Alþing on 7th May, 1928.