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Camping at Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Jökulsárlón is the most famous lagoon of glaciers in Iceland. Conveniently located on Route 1, around halfway between the Skaftafell Nature Reserve and Höfn, it is a popular stop for those traveling along the country's South Coast or Ring Road.

Stunning glaciers are floating and drifting in the lagoon. The real highlight though is the black sand beach across the street, where a piece of ice and small glaciers have drifted ashore.  

Since the Icelandic government has banned the "Wild Camping" activities the best option for you will be staying in one of the closest campgrounds.  Svinafell Campground is the closest camping site that offers has several options for campers. The facilities of this campground offers house guests in tents, campers, and motorhomes, as well as rooms, flats, and huts. Guests can additionally enter the service building, and enjoy the communal dining area as well as cooking facilities, stoves, a fridge, toilets, and showers.


Svinafell Campground is open from the beginning of May through the end of September. If you plan on camping Jokulsarlon lagoon, it’s important to note that they do not take reservations for camping spaces in advance. Overnight stays at the campsite in the summer are 1700 ISK per person and children under 13 stay for free.



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