Countryside restaurant and all season camping



If you feel hungry or maybe in the mood to try our local Icelandic beer, you are very welcome in our restaurant and bar.

Skjól Camping and restaurant was built June 1, 2014 and was mainly a hangout for backpackers that where camping their way around Iceland. As the tourism to our beautiful country grow so did the amount of guest to Skjól and in autumn 2014 we also built our Hostel. Our restaurant and bar have now 40 seatings in a very cozy and homie environment.
Our menu has a variation of fish, chicken, ribs,  icelandic lamb and homemade pizzas. Something for everyone.

If you have made it to stay until the later hour, you might hear some acoustic music being played, or if you have a talent for playing music. In Skjól our instruments are for everyone to play, and don´t be surprised if you hear:

“If you play three songs and get an applause, you´ll get a free beer on the house”

Camping open for all seasons

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. 

We do not have cooking facilities but we do have a restaurant on the campsite.

Prices - Camping

  • Adults 1.500 ISK
  • Children 5-15 years 750 ISK

    (Younger children free of charge)

  • Senior over 70 years 800 ISK
Extra for camping guests:
  • Electricity 1.000 ISK

    price per day

  • Showers 400 ISK

    price per person for guest that are using the icelandic camping card (included for others)

Surrounding Skjól

Around Skjól Camping there are many interested places to explore. Everything from bubbling geothermal springs to glaciers. Few of the attractions are listed here below and make sure to ask for tours through the area from our staff members.

Our location will give you access to lot of places to explore and our staff will help you reach those locations, either by foot, by a car or on horseback. 

The main attractions are of course Gullfoss and Geysir but there are many hidden pearls close by so be sure you ask around and get directions by our staff and plan your daily trips in advance.

Strokkur - Geysir

Geysir is basically in our garden. The placename "Geysir" has been first mentioned in written sources in 18th century, the term became popular and has been used for similar hydrothermal features worldwide since then.


Gullfoss or the Golden Waterfall is only 5 minutes drive from Skjól. Gullfoss is in the river Hvítá (engl. white river), which has its origin in the glacier lake Hvítárvatn (white river lake) at Lángjökull glacier about 40km north of Gullfoss.


Kerlingafjöll is on the route Kjölur and about 1 hour drive into the highland. It used to be ski resort during summer but last years the climate has changed so the snow melts away. It's a geothermal area and place worth visit for a bath and soup.


Jarlhettur ridge is located east of the Langjökull in Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone. It consists of two sub-parallel ridges, of varying length and partially off-set, which trend north-east to south-west and constrain the eastern boundary of Hagafellsjökull Eystri.


Laugavatn It is situated at a popular touristical round-trip, the Golden Circle and acts as a popular staging post in the area. If somebody wants to go from Þingvellir to Haukadalur, it is possible to follow a track through an interesting volcanic landscape and along Laugarvatn.


Langjökull glacier is roughly parallel to the direction of the country's active volcanic zone north-east to south-west. It is about 50 km (31 mi) long and 15 to 20 km (9.3 to 12.4 mi) wide, and has a slightly narrower point roughly between the lake Hvítárvatn.

Opening Hours


You find the reception for the campsite in our restaurant.

Check in between:
17:00 PM – 22:00 PM
Check out:
11 AM


Our restaurant is open:

1st of October – 1st of June
09:00 – 23:00

1st of June – 1st of October
09:00 – 23:00


Contact us

We take bookings through email

Send us email or call us:


+354 899 45 41

You can also send us a message here.

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