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Gljúfrastofa Visitor Centre

Gljúfrastofa in Ásbyrgi is a visitor centre for Vatnajökull National Park in Jökulsárgljúfur.

Opening hours

16 January - April: 11-15 Monday to Friday

May - 14. June: 10-16 everyday

15. June - 31. August: 9-18 everyday

September - October: 10-16 everyday

November- 15 December: 1 1-15 Monday to Friday

Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre hosts a tourist information centre, an exhibit about the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon area and a small souvenir shop with emphasis on books and local handicraft. It is conveniently located at the mouth of the Ásbyrgi canyon which is also the location of the majority of Ásbyrgi’s and Jökulsárgljúfur’s trailheads. Restrooms are located inside the visitor centre and are accessible during opening hours only.

Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre is a part of the Arctic Coast Way; a 900 km long touring route that threads through the coastline of northern Iceland.

There's a charging station on the parking lot in front the visitor centre for electric and hybrid cars.


There is a large campsite in Ásbyrgi with facilities for tents, caravans and mobile homes. There's also a beautiful campsite in Vesturdalur that is only intended for tents and there is neither electricity nor hot water.

Practical information