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Grundarfjörður Camping Ground

The camp site is located above the town with a unique view either to the sea or the mountain range. The famous Mt. Kirkjufell is also visible from the camping ground. The area is divided into several smaller areas where each guest can find a place to stay. The two main areas have WC with facilities for washing dishes and access for disabled people.

Grundarfjörður is the perfect location for people who wish to camp in one area for a few nights as it is centrally located in the middle of the northern Snæfellsnes peninsula. From here you can go on great excursions in any directions to visit the beautiful sites of the peninsula and the National Park. The swimming pool is next to the campsite and there are also nice walking and hiking trails available.

You can also enjoy this beautiful place on an outdoor activity such as horseback riding, kayaking, whale watching, golfing, sea angling, or bird watching by boat. Grundarfjörður is well-known for the still wind and impressive sunsets behind Kirkjufell during summer.

Rates 2020:
Adults: 1,300 ISK
Seniors and the disabled: 900 ISK
Free for 16 years and younger
Electricity: 1,000 ISK
15% off if staying three days or more.
25% off if staying six days or more.

Grundarfjörður Camping Ground

Borgarbraut 19

GPS Points N64° 55' 17.494" W23° 15' 31.990"
Telephone

+354 831-7242

Opening period 01/06 - 30/11
Service Waste tank discharge Dogs allowed Open in the summer Horse riding Public lavatory Walking path Camping ground Swimming pool Sports field Golf course
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