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Reyðarfjörður Camping Ground

This camping site is beautifully located by the Andapollur pond, a small pond at the left of the town's entrance. Facilities include shower, lavatories, washing machine and electricty. Disposal of waste for campers is by the Olís gas station, which is near the camping ground. Tourist information centre is located in the Icelandic Wartime Museum by Heiðarvegur street and is open over the summer.

At this camping ground you will find:

WC, hot and cold water, disposal of garbage, washing machine and dryer, disposal of waste (400 m), electricty, shower, benches and tables, restaurants (400 m), coffee shop and bakery (1 km), liquor store (1 km), supermarket (1 km), gas station (400 m), mountain view, walking trails, playground (1,5 km), sports field (1,5 km), fishing, golf course, health care (800 m).

The service on the camping ground is provided from 1.may- 15.september.

Open fire is not permitted and dogs are allowed in a leash.

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Reyðarfjörður Camping Ground

Búðareyri 7

GPS Points N65° 1' 58.142" W14° 13' 15.646"
Telephone

+354 776-0063

Fax

474-1438

Opening period 01/06 - 31/08
Service Waste tank discharge Public lavatory Shower
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