Þórsmörk - Slyppugil Campground Photo
Þórsmörk - Slyppugil
Slyppugil in Þórsmörk: A hidden rustic gem conveniently located near some of Iceland's most famous hiking trails.
Campground Zones
Campsite Description
Þórsmörk, known as "Thor's Valley," is one of Iceland's beloved natural areas. Within this valley, Slyppugil is a lesser-known but captivating gorge that offers unique geological features and serene landscapes.

Slyppugil is a gorge carved by glacial meltwaters, featuring steep walls and rugged terrain. It showcases various geological formations, including basalt columns and volcanic rock layers, reflecting the region's volcanic origins and erosion processes.

The gorge supports diverse plant life, such as mosses, ferns, and flowering plants, thanks to its sheltered environment. It also provides a habitat for various birds and small mammals, adding to its ecological richness.

Hiking through Slyppugil offers spectacular views of mountains and valleys. The trails are challenging, with steep ascents and rocky paths, but the scenery and tranquility are rewarding. Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and be prepared for changing weather.

Slyppugil is conveniently located near some of Iceland's most famous hiking trails. It is close to the Fimmvörðuháls trail, which stretches between Skógar and Þórsmörk, known for its stunning views of waterfalls and volcanic landscapes. Additionally, Slyppugil is near the Laugavegur trail, which runs from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk, passing through diverse terrains including hot springs, glaciers, and mountains. This proximity makes Slyppugil an excellent addition to any hiking itinerary in the region.

Slyppugil is part of a protected area, emphasizing conservation. Visitors are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles to preserve its natural beauty and ecological integrity.

To reach Slyppugil, travel into Þórsmörk via a highland road suitable for 4x4 vehicles. During summer, bus services from Reykjavik are available. Check road conditions and weather forecasts before traveling and bring adequate supplies.

The campsite has cold water, toilets, outside sinks and Wifi.
Campground Details
Slyppugil - Þórsmörk , 861
Open: 01. Jun - 14. Sep
2500 kr.
Overnight tax
333 kr.
Water refill
Waste sorting
Free for children
Cold Water
Charcoal grill
Hiking trails
Biking trails
Dogs allowed
Bus stop
Summer opening