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For information on the Skaftafell park campground (where you might be kept up late by partiers and visited by pesky ptarmigans), contact the visitor center.

The large Hvoll Hostel, Skatárhreppur (tel. 487-4785; fax 487-4890; www.hostel.is; 25 units without bathrooms; Mar-Oct 4,750kr ($76/£39) double; 1,700kr-2,200kr/$27-$35/£14-£18 sleeping-bag accommodation; AE, DC, MC, V; closed Nov-Feb), has clean and functional rooms at a pretty riverside location 25km (16 miles) east of Kirkjubæjarklaustur and 45km (28 miles) west of Skaftafell National Park, on an unnumbered road 2.5km (1 1/2 miles) south of the Ring Road; look for the Hvoll sign. If you're traveling by bus, you can arrange for the proprietors to pick you up at the junction, and then ask the bus driver to drop you there.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.