If you want to see the best of Iceland´s countryside you have come to the right place. Our campsite have the best view over Geysir and the glacier from afar.
We welcome all campers to Skjól campsite to stay. Our campsite is one big grassfield about two hectares big and have space for 800 campers and caravans.
We have 17 electric stations on the field for usage.
Next to our Restaurant and bar area there are WC´s, sinks and trashcans available.
Showers are located in our hostel and are available for our camping guests.
You find the reception for the camping in our restaurant.
Welcome to Skjól campsite.
Skjól hostel was built autumn 2014. We have 6 rooms and 24 beds. Two 6 bed rooms, two 4 bed rooms and two 2 bed rooms, with the beautiful Geysir and Haukadalsskógur in the background.
If you would like a private room you are very welcome to book one of our 2 bed bedrooms. Or if you are looking for something more simple we have our shared bedroom dorms with either 4 bed or 6 beds dorms.
You are welcome to bring your sleepingbag, otherwise our beds are already made up for you.
Our hostel have two showers and two bathrooms.
You find the reception for the hostel in our restaurant.
Welcome to Skjól!
Person/ night 5.000 ISK
Private room 14.000 ISK
Adults 1.200 ISK
Children 8-15 years (Younger children free of charge) 600 ISK
Senior 800 ISK
Extras for camping guests:
Showers 400 ISK
Electricity 900 ISK
Travel directory for Skjól
The official travel index of Iceland
- 801 Selfoss
Bruarhlod (Brúarhlöð) is a narrow gorge in Hvitá River about three kilometers south of the Golden Waterfalls (Gullfoss). Through the centuries the river has formed the rocks in to beautiful pillars and formations. The name of the rocks is Breccias (Hyaloclastite).
Just above Bruarhlod is a bridge over the river, which was built 1959 after the first two bridges washed away, the first one in 1929, and the second one in 1930. When driving over the bridge we can only imagine the forces needed to wash away a bridge in that size.
Hvita River is a popular place for river rafting and to raft through Bruarhlod is adventure that is difficult to describe with words. Travelers should make a note to stop at Bruarhlod, view the magnificent nature and the rock formations.
Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres. The rock of the river bed was formed during an interglacial period.
Water flows over Gullfoss at an average rate of 109 cubic metres per second. The heaviest floods have recorded a flow of 2000 cubic metres per second. During the summer the flow is 130 cubic metres per second, which would take only 3 seconds to fill this building. People were eager to exploit the power potential of Gullfoss and many plans for hydroelectric developments on the river Hvítá have been proposed.
History and Culture
Geysir multimedia show
What does a volcanic eruption look like? What's the fascination with the northern lights all about? What do you imagine an ice cave to be like? Can you feel an earthquake without having the earth actually shake?
The answers to these and other questions are found at Geysirstofa, a special kind of Icelandic museum. Modern multimedia shows combined with a plethora of information offers visitors the opportunity to become informed about some of the inexplicable natural wonders of Iceland, and even feel it on your own body as is the case with the earthquake simulator for instance.
The upper half of the museum gives you a sneak peek into life on the island in earlier times, through carefully selected and presented exhibits, as well as four short videos about topics such as wool production, or milk and cheese processing.
Hotel Geysir was awarded the innovation prize of the Icelandic Tourist Board in 2000 for the Geysir Centre.