Kerlingarfjöll - Highland Base Campground Photo
Kerlingarfjöll - Highland Base
A sprawling riverside campground in Iceland's central highlands, nestled in the majestic Kerlingarfjöll mountain range.

Operating from June 15 through September 30, the campsite welcomes tents, campers, trailers, and cars with roof top tents, and features a well-equipped service house.
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Campsite Description
A unique camping experience awaits amidst stunning landscapes and geothermal wonders at Kerlingarfjöll’s campsite, a remote outpost in Iceland’s Central Highlands. Located at the edge of the mountain range and on the banks of the river Ásgarðsá, the campsite is open from June 15 through September 30. It accommodates tents, campers, trailers, and cars with roof top tents. Featuring a service house with toilets, showers, a kitchen, and an outdoor grill.

A distinctive aspect of this campsite is its access to the nearby hotel services. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Highland Base Restaurant. For those planning a day out in the wilderness, purchasing an Adventure Takeaway Box is a convenient option. Additionally, campers can buy access to the Highland Base Baths, a rejuvenating experience available for booking in the hotel lobby.

The Kerlingarfjöll mountain range is an adventurer's paradise, boasting breathtaking geothermal landscapes in Hveradalir and challenging peaks like Snækollur, Fannborg, and Loðmundur. Covering 100 square kilometers and offering a vast network of trails, there are exciting options for guided and unguided hikes of all distances and difficulties, all leading to unforgettable experiences. More information can be found here.

The 3.5-hour drive from Reykjavík covers about 200 kilometers, mostly on gravel roads. From Route 1 (Þjóðvegur 1), turn onto Route 35 and then continue to F347. If renting a car, confirm that it is covered for travel on Iceland's mountain F roads.

In light of the high demand, pre-booking is recommended.
Campground Details
Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland
+(354) 571 1200
Open: 15. Jun - 30. Sep
3000 kr.
Teenagers (12-16)
2000 kr.
Overnight stay tax
333 kr.
2000 kr.
Cooking facilities
Water refill
Waste sorting
Free for children
Hot water
Cold Water
Charcoal grill
Dishwashing facilities
Wheelchair accessible
Hiking trails
Biking trails
Dogs allowed
Pets allowed on a leash
Natural hot spring
Summer opening