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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: 14 Jun 2023
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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46 Reviews

Assila binti Alfi
24 Sep 2022
I would definitely come back here again. A beautiful area with it's own hiking trails. A lot to explore within the area. Staying here for a few days is definitely recommended. I stayed in the cottage which was very warm. Should bring your own lighter stick for the kitchen in the cottage. The toilets were clean and the hot shower was perfect. There is also an area to wash your clothes. It is a very beautiful and secluded area. Internet is limited here.

Marie Strauss
14 Sep 2022

Andrea Weiler
14 Sep 2022
Beautiful landscape and cute little cottage with a toilett and a small kitchen.

The toilett wasn't really clean and I think that the cleaness of the cottage totally depends on who slept there before and how exactly they cleaned it.

It's good if you bring your own kitchen equipment especially when you are more than one person because we had only two uncompleted set.

The arrival is exciting and the street a little bit tricky but it gets easier any time you have to use it.

Only 4 stars because of the cleaning of the hut.

Ulrich Lang
31 Aug 2022
Amazing place, wonderful scenery, great Hut, nice reception. However the road place is very long and stony. We would recommend it only with a good car, off-road and ar good westher. There should be a warning and information about this very special Road.

Annelies Brands
23 Aug 2022
Absolutely beautiful out there. Cabin was cosy and sufficiently equipped kitchenette. We would come again

Daaf de Rijke
23 Aug 2022
Very simple bungalows on a beautiful camping place on the end of a valley after a bumpy ride off 3 quarters. In the bungalow a nice toilet simpel kitchen en 2 persons bunk to sleep. We don?t like the fact we use the showers off the toilet block off the camping, they are certainly not clean.

Isla Luke
23 Aug 2022
Stayed in one of the chalets. Very comfortable. Chalet clean and stove worked well. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Communal showers were busy but adequate.
Beautifully situated campsite. I would recommend it.

Thierry Michilsen
23 Aug 2022
Heel mooie locatie! Een heel mooie route ernaartoe: 30 minuten te rijden vanaf Vic met 4x4 . Huisje was netjes, alles aanwezig.

06 Aug 2022
It's a wonderful place !

06 Aug 2022
Amazing site !!!

Marcin Kolenda
06 Aug 2022

06 Aug 2022

13 Sep 2021
Amazing place.

Pierre Broyer
27 Aug 2021
Amazing location, in the middle of nowhere !
The bungalows are simple and limited in terms of equipment, but it is enough to have a great time in the area.
We had a slight issue when trying to find the key of our bungalow at check-in time, but it was quickly fixed.

Georgios Mylonas
09 Aug 2021

Florian Klofat
10 Sep 2020
A realy wonderful place with great opportunities for hiking. The accomodation was big enough for 4 people, and everything worked (fridge, stove, heating).
Unfortunateley the cutterly was not complete and the matresses were quite old and uncomfortable. Recording to the price the huts should be checked a little more carefully.

Ching Lai
24 Sep 2019

Yen Chen Tung
19 Aug 2019

Frits Boerema
14 Aug 2019
Great place and a great host taking care of this unique campground.

Markus J
08 Aug 2019
Die Hütte ist natürlich eher schlicht. Es gibt kein Warmwasser. Das Etagedoppelbett ist elativ schmal für zwei Erwachsene. Bettwäsche gibt es nicht, nicht einmal Decken oder Kissen. Aber wir hatten ja Schlafsäcke dabei. Duschen kann man im waschhaus des Campingplatzes.

Der Weg zur Hütte ist abenteuerlich. 14 km Schotterpiste, teilweise recht eng und steil mit sehr unübersichtlichen Kuppen. Aber das war schon ein Erlebnis!

und die Lage der Hütte ist traumhaft. Am Ende eines tief eingeschnittenen Tals, in einem Kessel mit grünen Bergen rundherum. Ein kleiner Bach der vor der Hütte entlang plätschert. Ich habe es genossen, auf der Terrasse zu sitzen und das geschäftige Treiben auf dem Campingplatz inmitten dieser schönen Landschaft zu beobachten.

le henaff
29 Jul 2019
We enjoy our stay there. The road to come is a nice trip and this camp in the middle of mountain is very nice. We have been well welcoming. We recommand it.

22 Jul 2019
What a fantastic location. Basic cabin (no bedding included, but for rent for an extra fee) but enough for our family of four (kids 6 & 9 years old). Great (!) hiking trails. The road to Thakgil is amazing, an adventure on it's own. It's not an f-road, but drive with caution if you come with an 2wd (as we did :-)). Would definitely recommend for adventurous people who want to get away from the crowds and experience this amazing scenery.

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.