Ásbyrgi - Vesturdalur

The campsite in Vesturdalur is usually open from early June to mid-September. The campsite is for tents only. Neither electricity nor hot water is available. Phone coverage is limited.

Reservations are not available for the campsite in Vesturdal. Campsite fees are payable to rangers on-site.

Services available

  • Toilets
  • Walking paths

Description of facilities

Road 862 (Dettifoss Road) crosses the national park between Route 1 and Road 85. Road 862 is about 50 km and passes access roads to popular destinations such as Dettifoss, Hólmatungur and Vesturdalur/Hljóðaklettar. The entire Road 862 is now paved and gives much easier access to Dettifoss waterfall than the alternative gravel road (Road 864) on the east side of the Jökulsá River.

In Vesturdal there is a beautiful, natural camp site. There are toilets and facilities to do the dishes. There is no warm water and no electricity. The camp ranger is available between 9 – 19 during the high season. The ranger can give information on the national park, nature and walking paths. In Asbyrgi (14 km from Vesturdalur) you can find Gljufrastofa, an information and service center.

Various, marked walking paths are in the area. Camp rangers offer daily information trips during the high season. The starting point is at 14:00 by the parking site at Hljóðaklettar.

See more about the campsite here https://en.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is/en/areas/jokulsargljufur/plan-your-visit/camping


Rates 2023

For tents only!
3.000 kr.- Fee for a small tent (for two persons or smaller)
2.400 kr.- Fee for senior citizens / disabled in small tent

4.000 kr.- Fee for a large tent (for 3-6 persons)
3.200 kr.- Fee for senior citizens / disabled in large tent

The fee is collected on the basis of an allocated space designated for a stay over a single night.
· Up to and including six persons may overnight in each space.
· Senior citizens (67 years and older) and disabled persons are entitled to a 20% discount of overnighting fees collected.