Camping in Thakgil

Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 63.530185° N 18.887883° W

Þakgil is located between Höfðabrekkuafrétti and Mýrdalssandur. The name “Þakgil”, þak meaning roof and gil meaning canyon, and as the name suggests the weather is usually very good.

To get there you turn up from road nr.1 by Höfðabrekka (5 km east of Vík). The road up to the camping site used to be a part of highway nr. 1 until 1955. Just follow that road and you will find a sign that points at Þakgil. On site, there are a lot of beautiful hiking routes fit for everyone. Camping site, bathrooms and shower are available. The dining room is a naturally formed cave, and in it there is a grill and a fireplace.

Opening Hours:

1st of June – 31st of August

Service on Site:

  • Cold Water
  • Electricity
  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Walking Paths
  • Shower
  • Waste Disposal for Mobile Homes
  • Dogs Allowed


Cabins: kr. 25.000 per night.
Camping: kr. 1.500 for adults (12 year and older).
Camping: 11 year and younger only pay for 1 night.

Contact Information:

Thakgil Camping
871 Vík Ísland

Telephone: +354
Fax: +354

Photo Credit: visit south iceland

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