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Ulfljótsvatn Scout Centre

One of the largest public campsites in Iceland is owned and run by the Scout movement at Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Centre. With a family friendly setting, the staff runs activities during weekends from June to August. Indoor accommodatin is available by advanced booking.

Our campers can enjoy a great outdoor surrounding, with plenty of opportunities for self-led hikes and activities. On-site you will find a football pitch, a volleyball field, two obstacle courses (one of them being on water!), climbing net, frisbee golf course, football golf course and more.

During high season weekends our staff runs activities for campers, such as climbing, archery and paddling. Check for timings at the on-site Service Center.

Fishing within the campsite perimeter is included in the camp fee. So are hot showers and access to a small kitchen/dining room in the Service Center that also hosts a small shop with soft drinks, sweets and camping gear.
Electricity connections are available, as well as laundry washing and dumping and refilling for RV's.

Groups can book accommodation, activities, meals, equipment rental and transportation through our international website www.campiceland.com or at ulfljotsvatn@skatar.is.

Úlfljótsvatn is located right at the heart of South Iceland, making it an ideal place for your "base camp" during your exploration of the South.
And best of all? Your visit will help us offer a great outdoor adventure to children and young people!

Ulfljótsvatn Scout Centre

Úlfljótsvatn

GPS Points N64° 5' 53.498" W21° 3' 3.240"
Telephone

+354 482-2674

Fax

550-9801

Opening period 01/05 - 15/09
Service Waste tank discharge

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Open in Nesjavellir in the summertime
From: Júní 1. to August 31.
Monday-Saturday: 9:00-17:00
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Reykjavik Energy (www.or.is) provides electricity, geothermal water for heating, and cold water for consumption and fire fighting. Our service area extends to 20 communities, covering 67% of the Icelandic population. We harness hot water from geothermal fields in Reykjavík and distribute to our customers. In addition, we operate geothermal plants at Hellisheiði and Nesjavellir where we heat groundwater and distribute to the district heating. We produce electricity by using geothermal, high-pressure steam at our plants at Hellisheiði and Nesjavellir. We distribute cold water from our groundwater reservoir.

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