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The cabins at Þakgil are only open during the summertime. Each cabin has sleeping-bag accommodation for 4 guests with two double bunk beds. Kitchen with a gas stove and refridgerator. W.C but only cold water on tab. There is a shower with warm water, at the campsite, next to the cabins.

Þakgil is located between Höfðabrekkuafrétti and Mýrdalssandur. The name Þakgil, þak meaning roof and gil meaning canyon, and as the name suggests the weather is usually very good. To get there you turn up from road nr.1 by Höfðabrekka (5 km east of Vík). The road up to the camping site used to be a part of hightway nr. 1 until 1955. Just follow that road and you will find a sign that ponts at Þakgil.

On site, there are a lot of bautiful hiking routes fit for everyone. Camping site, bathrooms and shower are available. The dining room is a naturally formed cave, and in it there is a grill and a fireplace

Good to know

Check-in time: 16:00
Registered: 14 Jul 2010
Last update: 27 Jun 2019
Check-out time: 12:00
Minimum stay: 1 nights
Location of keys: Contact owner for keys



  • 2x Bunk bed for 2

Cancellation policy


A reservation can be cancelled 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date and 80% of the rental price will be repaid.
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24 Reviews

Ana Cuesta Bidegorri
03 Sep 2018
Way too far from the village. 40min car ride to get to the cabins and the road is unpaved. The cabins are beautiful! But there are no pillows. The shower is outside.
Michal Broz
27 Aug 2018
Sophie Laurens
27 Aug 2018
Expérience exceptionnelle à Thakgil, juste la route pour y parvenir vaut le coup d'y séjourner, un autre monde ! Nous avons séjourné en cottage très bien équipé, et le responsable du site nous a dépannés dès qu'il le pouvait. Si nous avons la chance de revenir en Islande, sans aucun doute nous prévoierons un nouveau séjour afin de profiter des randonnées alentours.
Karen Richards
10 Jul 2018
Fabulous location surrounded by wonderful walks. Cottage warm and beds comfortable.
Linglan Chen
27 Jun 2018
Elizabeth Marlin
19 Jun 2018
The property it was gorgeous. The cabins were comfortable and had more than we expected including heat and dishes. The hiking was amazing!
DRAGHI Jean Louis
01 Sep 2017
We spent one night in an idyllic setting. But what a sublime place, and then what landscape all along the road.
I would recommend this place and if I were to return to Iceland I think I would return, not to mention the person present there to greet us. Great welcome and great service.
25 Aug 2017
Very beautiful place, but the shower are very cold and the price ti take the blankets is very very expensive.
23 Aug 2017
claudia consiglio
17 Aug 2017
Strada per arrivarci bellissima. Posto alla buona per il prezzo
Pavel Ryzhenkov
17 Aug 2017
Anna Andreeva
28 Jul 2017
Great place! Good view! There are not enough shower for everyone.
Jan Cybulski
05 Sep 2016
Yi Liu
02 Aug 2016
Wonderful cottage in a remote hill. The road up to the campsite is definitely a part of the Iceland experience ??Satisfied with most of the things. Worth paying a visit. The view amazed us.
14 Jul 2016
Gabriel Salgueiro
01 Sep 2015
We stayed in Þakgil only one night, it was raining heavily but the landscape is amazing anyway. The cabins are small but very clean and well kept, as the whole camping area.
Tacchini Elena
17 Aug 2015
Wonderful place among the mountains! To get there you have to drive for about 15 km on a gravel road (not always easy with a city car). The cabins are nice, but there is no warm water and despite the heating system it was quite cold.
11 Aug 2015
The location of this camp is awesome! You can even do some hiking departing from the camp. It is really beautiful to see. You will need a sleeping bag, warm enough as it is a big cold inside. Also, there is only one shower for all the camp, which imply sometimes a long queue to take a shower. But as I said, the landscape here is amazing!
Sonnichsen nathalie
27 Jul 2015
A really beautiful place, seems to be a part of paradise. Long away from noise, rush and "mass tourism". Very comfortable chalet.
23 Jul 2015
Very nice place in unspoiled nature. the only bad thing is a difficult road to arrive if your car is not 4x4, but when you arrive forget the road. it is worth but drive slowly.
a great place.
Marco Corsetti
11 Jul 2015
Il più suggestivo luogo dove passare la notte in Islanda,compresa la strada per arrivare. Se andate in Islanda è obbligatorio.
Francesca Zilio
11 Sep 2013
The best place to stay in all Iceland... except for the shower to pay!
11 Sep 2013
Cozy cabins in a very awesome place and quiet. The road up to the camping site is a bit long, but we enjoyed the route.
Constanze Schwind
25 Jul 2013
Nice cottages, beautiful landscape, friendly stuff, but a long way to the place.