Landmannalaugar Campsite Jul 02, 2008
The mountain lodge at Landmannalaugar has been in operation since 1951, and can accommodate 78 people and has basic amenities.
It is located centrally near natural geothermal hot springs, also popular with tourists. we found the spring to be warm not hot ... probably ok for a quick dip!!
Two routes lead to Landmannalaugar and one of them is accessible by regular car, though the road is rough. The easiest route to Landmannalaugar is to take either Rd. 30 from the mainroad and change into 32, cross the Sultartangi hydro-electric dam, going onto 26, then F208 and just before arriving in Landmannalaugar, making a right turn to F224. Road 26 can also be accessed directly from Rd. 1 just before arriving in the small village of Hella, crossing through typical Icelandic farmlands.
From late June and through the summer, a couple from the Westfjords come and serve food and coffee to travelers in their green bus-shop, Fjallafang, as well as selling other things useful to travelers.
The camping at Landmannalaugar is not easy .. the site is full of rocks and the tent area on hard ground. Bring good pegs, extra guys and make use of the rock lying about in nicely boxed piles!
The site has a good area for cooking around the back of the lodges and you can set up your own bbq on the stone topped tables. Toilets are clean and well looked after and hot showers are also available.
The mountain huts are operated by Ferðafélag Íslands, The Iceland Touring Association, and it is advised to book well in advance in high season. Otherwise camping is unreserved. Like most FI sites there is a charge around 12€ a night.
FI can be found on http://www.fi.is/en/
Part of the Nordic Expedition 2008 - Part 2 - Iceland travel blog
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