Þakgil is located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains, 20 km from Vík by road 214. These conditions make the weather in Þakgil very mild and calm, and a lovely little freshwater stream trickles though the camping site and in front of the houses. The common dining room is in a cave that can be lit up by candles and heated by a fireplace in cold evenings. Hiking routes to interesting places of variable difficulty are all around, including to the glacier.
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The lodge has a ground floor with a loft. On the ground floor is an entrance hall, toilet, cooking room, and a dormitory. The loft includes the warden’s quarters as well as sleepingbag accommodation with mattresses. The dormitory has single bunks and double bunks ( with mattresses). Generally, the lodge accommodates a maximum of 52 people. However, during unfavorable weather conditions, the warden is entitled to utilize the entire ground floor area if neccessary. Moreover, guests need to be prepared to share a double bunk with another person.
GPS: N63°56,014 W19°10,109Gas for cookings, water, semi primitive facilities.