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 2024

For tents only
No electricity

2500 ISK Adults 17-66 years old, per night
2.000 ISK Senior citizens and disabled people, per night
Free for children 16 years old and younger
333 ISK Lodging tax, payd per tent/mobile home/camper

· Senior citizens (67 years and older) and disabled persons are entitled to a 20% discount of overnighting fees collected.