Highland Base - Kerlingarfjöll Campground Photo
Highland Base - Kerlingarfjöll
A sprawling riverside campground at the edge of the majestic Kerlingarfjöll mountain range, Highland Base Campsite is open from July 15 through August 31. Accommodating tents and caravans, the campground is equipped with a full-featured service house.
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Campsite Description
Located at the edge of the Kerlingarfjöll mountain range on the banks of the river Ásgarðsá, Highland Base Campsite is the camping component of Highland Base—a remote outpost in Iceland’s central highlands encompassing 6 private lodges, a 46-room hotel, an 80-seat restaurant serving bistro comfort food, and thermal baths. Open from July 15 through August 31, the campground accommodates tents and caravans, and features a service house with toilets, showers, a kitchen, and an outdoor grill. Campers may also dine at Highland Base Restaurant and purchase access to the Highland Base Baths (from 2024).

Kerlingarfjöll is an adventure-seeker's paradise in the heart of an awe-inspiring wilderness. From the mesmerizing geothermal hillscapes of Hveradalir to the towering peaks of Snækollur, Fannborg, and Loðmundur, this extreme frontier covers 100 square kilometers and offers endless possibilities for exploration. With a vast network of trails, there are exciting options for guided and unguided hikes of all distances and difficulties, whether simple and leisurely or strenuous and challenging. But regardless of the difficulty, all trails lead to unforgettable experiences.

From Reykjavík, the drive to Highland Base takes approximately 3.5 hours, covering nearly 200 kilometers. The directions are simple: From Route 1 (Þjóðvegur 1), turn onto Route 35 (Kjalvegur) at Biskupstungnabraut. Continue on Kjalvegur to F347 in Hrunamannahreppur until you reach Highland Base.

We recommend booking ahead of time.
Campground Details
Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland
+(354) 571 1200
Open: 15. Jul - 01. Sep
2500 kr.
Free for children
Cold Water
Hiking trails
Pets allowed on a leash
Natural hot spring