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Þakgil Camping Ground

Þakgil is located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains, 20 km from Vík by road 214. These conditions make the weather in Þakgil very mild and calm, and a lovely little freshwater stream trickles though the camping site and in front of the houses. The common dining room is in a cave that can be lit up by candles and heated by a fireplace in cold evenings. Hiking routes to interesting places of variable difficulty are all around, including to the glacier.

Þakgil Camping Ground

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GPS Points N63° 31' 49.051" W18° 53' 17.848"
Telephone

+354 893-4889

Accommodation 9 Rooms / 36 Beds / 9 Houses / 36 Sleeping bags
Opening period 01/06 - 15/09
Service Open in the summer Place of interest Walking path Cottage rental Viewing point Camping ground Shower

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