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Hallormsstaðaskógur Camping Ground

Two toilet housed are in Atlavík with hot and cold water, facilites for dishwashing, waste disposal for mobiel homes, toilet for the disabled, outdoor barbeque, tables and chairs as well as a playground. A boat rental is in Atlavík.

There are three toilet houses with hot and cold water and showers. There are electrical outlets for mobile homes and folding campers, waste disposal, toilet for the disabled, outdoor barbeque, tables and chairs as well as a playground.

The forest is a popular area for outdoor life with diverse landscape. There are about 40km of marked walking paths the you can find on a walking path mat. There is a family friendly tree museum with over 80 different types of trees. There is also Hótel Hallormsstaður, a new hotel with 63 rooms and two restaurants. There is also a summer hotel and next to that there is a horse rental.

Rates 2016

Adults: 1.400 kr
Senior citizens and the disabled: 900 kr
Children: Free for 14 years and younger
Electricity: 800 kr

The accommodation tax is also 111 kr that is pr camp unit.

Shower: 500 kr. The automat only accepts 100 kr coins.

Washing machine and tumble dryer: 400 kr. The automat only accepts 100 kr coins.

Hallormsstaðaskógur Camping Ground

Hallormsstaður

GPS Points N65° 5' 40.580" W14° 44' 40.145"
Telephone

849-1461

470-2070

Fax

470-2071

Website www.skogur.is
Opening period 20/05 - 15/09
Service Waste tank discharge Picnik area Dogs allowed Horse riding Wheel chair accessible Public lavatory Walking path Restaurant Shower Bike rental Play ground
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Hengifoss

Apart from having recently been re-defined as Iceland's second-highest waterfall,the Hengifoss is particularly picturesque. The layers between numerous Tertiary lava strata yield a reddish colour particularly salient in the cliffs around Hengifoss. Moreover, underway towards Hengifoss, the Litlanesfoss presents impressive stands of basalt columns on both sides of the gorge. Usually the climb ends well below Hengifoss, at a point where it can easily be admired without crossing the river. However, if the flow is scarce - as is often the case in autumn - it is feasible to go closer and even enter a shallow cave behind the waterfall.
There is an easy walking path from the highway to Hengifoss

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Atlavík

The Atlavík

The inlet of Atlavík is beautifully situated on the shores of Lagarfljót (Lögurinn). Like other areas in the Hallormsstaður woodland, the inlet provides the shelter of trees, as well as a comparatively continental climate at the south end of the lake, far away from oceanic conditions. In addition to a 2 full-scale camping site, rental services for small boats, Hallormsstaður also offers the possibility of horse renting.

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Hallormsstaður
Hallormstaður is a former parsonery. A small village has formed in this area through the years in connection with the school, travelindustry and the work at the forest. The forest of Hallormsstaður is the largest forest in Iceland. In 1903 the Forest Department was founded in Hallormsstaður. Remarkable tree museum has formed in the forest of hallormsstaður through the years. At the tree museum there are walkingpaths making it easy to go through the history of tree planting in Iceland. There are art exhibitions in the area and many other events. atlavík, which is located deep in the forest is a beloved attraction for turists.
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