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  • Well-maintained, small and peaceful park in the north of Iceland
  • Next to the Vaglaskógur Forest and 20 minutes from Goðafoss Waterfall
  • A 15-minute drive from amenities and attractions in Akureyri

A river, a waterfall, a forest, mountain views… what a stunning location has Tjaldsvæðið Systragil. This scenic site in the Fnjóskadalur valley is the domain of Kristján and Agnes, who keep sheep and tend to the woodlands at their nearby farm.

Days here can easily be filled with various rural pursuits – the Vaglaskógur Forest is just over the road for hikes on marked trails, and those with the relevant knowhow can try their luck at local fishing spots (there are several within a 15-minute drive) and/or keep an eye open for seasonal wild food foraging.

Prefer a more conventional way to acquire your meals? It may be tricky to believe from your rural outlook but it’s a mere 15-minute drive to Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city and a good place to find restaurants and food shops. Back at base, you’re welcome to light up a barbie if the weather permits, or you can use the camp kitchen to prep and cook your dinner.

There’s also a playground on site, and those who fear the chill of the north will be chuffed to hear that there’s both hot showers and heating in the toilet block.

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Site nature très bien!08/28/2020

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Nous avons aimé ce camping, nous y avons trouvé un havre de paix. Peu de monde et beaucoup de nature avec le nécessaire (douche toilettes et cuisine). Le personnel été sympathique et très discret. Le top!


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Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Wild camping


Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby



Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby


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  • Hróarsstödum, Fnjóskadalur, Háls, Akureyri, Iceland, 607
  • Timezone Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 65.7065°N 17.8962°W


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Local attractions

Getting out and about into the gorgeous scenery of northern Iceland is easy here: marked hiking trails run through the Vaglaskógur Forest (a short hop across the road) and up into the hills behind the site.

A couple of golf courses are within a half-hour drive, and there are fab geothermal swimming pools at Stórutjarnir and Illugastaðir, both of which are less than 15 minutes away. Horse riding, rafting and rather chilly days of scuba diving are other options in the area.

Akureyri (15 minutes away by car) is more than just a handy hub – it’s worth spending time here visiting the museums, botanical gardens and cathedral, and heading to the harbour to join wildlife-spotting boat tours. For the big beasts, take the 45-minute drive to Húsavík instead; the town’s got a rep as the country’s best place for whale watching.

Other popular visits nearby include the spectacular Goðafoss Waterfall (20 minutes’ drive), the ancient turf houses at Laufás (25 minutes) and the volcanic hot springs around Lake Mývatn (an hour).

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Tjaldsvæðið Systragil have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tjaldsvæðið Systragil dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tjaldsvæðið Systragil? Getting out and about into the gorgeous scenery of northern Iceland is easy here: marked hiking trails run through the Vaglaskógur Forest (a short hop across the road) and up into the … Read more
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

A charge of ISK200 ($2.30) applies for the use of the shower.

Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Additional terms

The shower only operates with 2 x 100kr coins.