Camping in Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajökull National Park operates campgrounds in Jökulsárgljúfur and Skaftafell. Campgrounds can also be found in close proximity of many huts within the national park.
- The campground in Skaftafell is open from May 1 - September 30
Travelers are still welcome to camp during the winter, but are expected to contact the visitor centre and pay camping fees. Toilets and showers by the visitor centre remain open throughout the winter.
- Ásbyrgi: May 15 - September 30
- Vesturdalur: June 7 - September 15
The campground in Ásbyrgi is equipped with facilities such as toilets, showers, laundry, barbeques, internet and electricity for campers. The campground in Vesturdalur is more basic with toilets being the biggest luxury.
VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK PRICELIST FOR 2013
Valid in the campgrounds at Skaftafell, Ásbyrgi and Vesturdalur, and the mountain hut Snæfell.
Overnighting at the campsite (value-added tax (VAT) not included):
Adults: ISK 1300
Children 13-16 years: ISK 650
Children 12 years and younger stay free of charge
Add 7% for value-added tax (VAT) and accommodation tax, ISK 107, per tent/camping unit.
Other services (value-added tax (VAT) included):
Shower: ISK 500
Electricity (24 hrs): ISK 800
Washing machine: ISK 500
Dryer: ISK 500
Brochures: ISK 350
Assistance (per hour): ISK 10,000
A group of 10 people or more is given 10% discount on camping fee prior to accommodation tax when paid upfront.
To qualify for a group discount, the group leader must take care of the payment for the whole group.