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Húsafell Camping

The Husafell camp site is very popular in Iceland and has been so for many years. It is located in the middle of a summer cottage area and offers many features. Within a short walking distance you can find a swimming pool, a golf course, a playground, a convenience store and a restaurant with a bar. There are about 80 electrical plugs for RV's and trailers. The site features flushing toilets, showers, hot and cold water, drinking water and laundry area among other. Only 2km from the information center is another camp site called Reydarfellsskogur.

Over the summer time there is a campfire program every saturday night at 21:00 hours.

Prices 2016

Husafell camp site rates
Adults / children (7-17 yr. old) 1 night 1.500 / 800 Isk. kr.
Adults / children 2 nights 3.000 / 1.600 Isk. kr.
Adults / children 3+ nights 1.100 / 550 Isk. kr. pr night
Electricity 1.000 Isk. kr. per night
All summer 63.000 Isk. kr.
Electricity for the whole summer 37.000 Isk. kr.

Vallarsvaedi and Reyðarfellsskógur

Adults / Children (7-17 yr. old) 1 night 1.200 / 600 Isk. kr.
Adults / Children 2 nights 2.400 / 1.200 Isk. kr.
Adults / Children 3+ nights 900 / 500 Isk. kr. pr night

Check out time is 14:00 the next day.

Swimming pool

Adults 1.200 kr.
Children (6-14 years) 300 kr
10 tickets, adults 9.600 kr
10 tickets, children 2.400 kr
Towel 900 kr
Swimsuit 900 kr
Washing machine 1.300 kr
Bed linen 1.600 kr

Click here to see more information about the swimming pool in Húsafell.

Húsafell Camping

Húsafell

GPS Points N64° 41' 57.155" W20° 52' 7.576"
Telephone

+354 435-1556

Opening period 20/05 - 20/09
Service Waste tank discharge Dogs allowed Wheel chair accessible Public lavatory Walking path Restaurant Swimming pool Internet access Washing machine Shower Golf course Play ground
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