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Neskaupstaður Campsite

The camping ground is in a beautiful panoramic viewpoint near the avalanche defence structure in Drangagil, just above the street Víðimýri. On-site are showers, lavatories, electricity, playground, and a beach volleyball field. On and by the avalanche defence structure are many walking paths and from there you can enjoy the spectacular view over the village, the fjords, and mountains. Tourist information centre is at the entrance of Neskaupstaður swimming pool which is open all year round.

At this camping ground you will find:

WC, hot and cold water, tourist information centre (600 m), disposal of garbage and waste, electricity, benches and tables, mountain view, playground, sports field, shower, swimming pool and hot tubs (600 m), gym (600 m), restaurants and coffee shop (600 m), liquor store (600 m), supermarket (1 km), gas station (1 km), walking trails, fishing, horse rental (6 km), golf course (6 km), hospital (300 m).

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

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

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Neskaupstaður Campsite

Egilsbraut 1

GPS Points N65° 8' 51.688" W13° 41' 20.058"
Telephone

+354 470-9000

Fax

477-1771

Opening period 01/06 - 15/09
Service Waste tank discharge Public lavatory Walking path Viewing point Swimming pool Shower Golf course Play ground
Categories Camping

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Austurland

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Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur