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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I went here on our first night during a 5 day tour around the West of Iceland. The views were absolutely amazing during the drive in. In a 2wd it was a tiny bit scary driving in. The road is not as well maintained(in early June) as they write on the website. Since I'm used to gravel... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove here to camp for the night. It takes about an hour from the main road, but is a very scenic drive. I'm not experienced with driving rough terrain and I was able to navigate the pot holes in a 2wd - take it slow, beep your horn on blind corners and keep it in a low gear. The... More 

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Buckley, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

booked a cabin, but ended up staying another night in our tent as no cabins available - so book cabin in advance. Cabin is basic but comfy and met our needs. Camping ground was really good with the cave, but weather warm and dry so we didn't need to use the cave. The road wasn't a problem for me as... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

If you have a good car you should really go to Thakgil and stay for the night. It´s really breathtaking and amazing view but the drive there was really tricky! Drive carefully and maybe put the best driver in front ;) Sleept in our campinvan at the campground and found it to be such a great experience to our trip... More 

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Thank paulbastille
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Myself and 2 friends loved our night in Thakgil. However, the drive in and out is NOT for the faint of heart. We were in a tiny, rented car and, as the driver, I found it extremely nerve wracking and very difficult. I would not attempt the drive in a small car in wet/rainy or snowy condtions. However, the scenery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

There road is difficult. 14km of an E road and our car was not 4x4. Worth the drive. You feel you are off the beaten track. We camped and had the privilege of spotting northern lights. Great hiking nearby. Would definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

14 km north of the ring road in Vik. Must have "F" road rated vehicle. 14 km of driving on another planet! Really, really cool terrain. Campground stunning. We stayed in a cabin, which was ideal, since it rains a little most days in iceland. Very helpful onsite staff. Took an awesome 7 mile hike to the nearby glacier: You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Having seen some last minutes photos of Thakgil, we decided to spend a day there and were totally delighted with this hidden gem. The road to the campsite from the highway is more suited for 4x4 drives but the sights are stunning on the way. It is located amidst the valley and has a lovely cave to have meals in.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This place is breathtaking. My hubby and I just fell in love with this place. Inspite of getting there and it was pouring rain, we managed to set up our tent without getting drenched. The next day, the weather cooperated and we were able to hike up the magnificent mountain. It was just gorgeous. Every turn and over the hills,... More 

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Long Island NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The other positive reviews are spot on. This is the most beautiful campsite I have even seen. The hiking was challenging but worth it. When the hike description says up and over, look around you and be sure you know what you are getting into.

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Address: Sigtun 6, Vik 870, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
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