Tjaldsvæði Vestmannaeyja

Information for campsites in Herjólfsdalur and by Þórsheimili

Services available

  • Dryer
  • Toilets
  • Cold water
  • Washing machine
  • Waste disposal for mobile homes
  • Cooking facilities
  • Electricity
  • Playground
  • Hot water
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shower
  • Restaurant
  • Luggage storage

Description of facilities

Campsites Vestmannaeyjar

In Herjólfsdalur, there is a service center with restrooms, showers, cooking facilities with dining area, and a facility for various cleaning. Additionally there is a restroom below Fjósaklettur and an outdoor sink.
For an additional fee, access to electricity, a washing machine and a dryer is available.
There are also playgrounds for children in the area.

At Þórsheimili, there are restrooms, showers, cooking facilities with a dining area, and a facility for various cleaning accessible to guests. There is also an outdoor sink.
During peak periods, additional outdoor toilets are added to the lower area.
For an extra fee, access to electricity, a washing machine, a dryer, and luggage storage is available.

It should be noted that there is limited electricity and space available during major summer events. Therefore, guests are encouraged to arrive promptly.
It is prohibited to use electricity to charge vehicles.
Dogs are welcome, but off-leash is prohibited.

Individual hiking trails
Swimming pool with excellent outdoor area
Golf course, one of the most beautiful in Iceland
Diverse selection of restaurants and shops within walking distance

Herjólfur sails from Landeyjahöfn 7 times a day.
The journey takes only about 35 minutes.
Further information about Herjólfur sailings can be found at https://herjolfur.is

Vestmannaeyjar consist of 15 islands and about 30 skerries, with Heimaey being the largest and the only inhabited island with around 4600 inhabitants. There is always a bustling life and plenty to do in Vestmannaeyjar. Over the summer, there are two major football tournaments, the Goslokahátíð festival, and the highlight being the Þjóðhátíð festival held over the Merchant Weekend. In addition, the golf course and swimming pool are major attractions, along with numerous excellent restaurants and shops. Not to mention the beautiful nature wherever you look.
January 23, 1973, was a fateful day in the history of Vestmannaeyjar when the eruption began on Heimaey.
Most residents had to quickly abandon their homes and flee the island. Many never saw their houses and most of their belongings again. The eruption lasted for about 5 months and a third of the town, or roughly 400 houses and buildings, were destroyed. While the eruption lasted, there was great uncertainty about whether there would ever be human settlement in Vestmannaeyjar again. We still haven't reached the same number of residents as before the eruption, when there were about 5300 inhabitants living here.
For tourists visiting Vestmannaeyjar, it is essential to visit Eldheimar, a impressive museum about the eruption on Heimaey.

Campsite Rules:
• The campsite is a family area, and those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.
• Upon arrival, camping fees must be paid. The campsite attendant is available between 9 AM and 2 PM and is connected to Herjólfur ferry arrivals thereafter.
• Vehicle traffic on the campsite is restricted. Vehicles are only allowed to enter the area for setting up and departure purposes. Parking is available at Þórsheimili and at the bottom of Herjólfsdalur.
• Please observe quiet hours between 12 AM and 8 AM.
• Please follow instructions for waste sorting. Waste bins are located near the service building.
• Respect the area and show consideration towards each other.

We wish you a pleasant stay.
With respect and kindness,
Alli, Kata, Evelyn, and Helgi
Phone: 8609073
Email: camping@ve73.is

Opening time

May 1st - September 30th campsite in Herjólfsdalur. June 1st - August 31st campsite by Þórsheimili. No reservations


Price 2024

2300 kr per person per night, including accommodation tax
Children under 13, free stay
1300 kr for electricity per 24 hours
1000 kr for washing machine each time
1000 kr for dryer each time

Þjóðhátíð 2024, 150th anniversary of the festival
Fixed price from August 1st to 6th, Thursday to Tuesday
9900 kr per person for the duration of the festival, including accommodation tax.
Children under 13, free stay
Security available around the clock.