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Grenivík Camping Ground

The camp site at Grenivík was all renewed in 2011 and there is now a new service house with access for the disabled. There is also now access to electricity, shower and hot and cold running water. It also has a washbasin. The camp site is free for children younger than 16 years.

The sports center has a new 16,67 meters long swimming pool, a hot tub, a gym and a sports hall.

In the village there is a football field and a playground. There is also a restaurant, a grocery store, gas station, healthcare (460-4600) and a bank with an ATM. During the summer time the fishing museum at Grenivík is open.

Close to the village is also the golf course at Hvammur and the car workshop Birni (+354 463 3172). It is also possible to rent a horse at Pólarhestar. The old farm Laufás is an turf house where it is possible to see how people in Iceland live before. Laufás has been vicarage since Iceland accepted christendom in the year around the year 1.100. There are also many walking paths close to the camp site.

Opening time
From may 20th to september (as weather permits)

Grenivík Camping Ground


GPS Points N65° 56' 56.450" W18° 10' 20.470"
Opening period 20/05 - 15/09
Service Waste tank discharge Dogs allowed Horse riding Wheel chair accessible Public lavatory Walking path Restaurant Swimming pool Fishing permits Hot pot Sports field Shower Golf course Play ground
Categories Camping

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Hvammur Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Gamli skólinn
  • 610 Grenivík
  • 896-9927, 896-9927
Grenivík Swimming pool
Swimming Pools
  • Grýtubakkahreppur
  • 610 Grenivík
  • 414-5420, 863-4279
HestaNet ehf.
Tour Operators
  • Hléskógar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-4878
Fjörðungar ehf.
Tour Operators
  • Túngata 25
  • 610 Grenivík
  • 463-3236
History and Culture
8.64 km
The old farmhouse Laufás

Laufás is mentioned in historical records soon after the settlement of Iceland (874-930) and since the earliest period of Christianity a church has been located there. The existing church was built in 1865 and among its special items is a pulpit from 1698. The farmhouse was rebuilt in an ambitious style in 1853-1882 and is an example of the gabled farmhouse, although significantly larger than the ordinary Icelandic farmhouse. The oldest section of the present day house is believed to contain timbers from the 16th and 17th century. The Laufás farmhouse at present equipped with household items and utensils resembles those in use at the beginning of the 20th century.
At Laufás there is a souvenir shop and a restaurant serving Icelandic dishes.

19.29 km

The peninsula between Eyjafjordur and Skjalfandi Bay is a paradise for hikers. Two 4WD tracks lead to the north of the peninsula, one to Hvalvatnsfjordur and the other to Flateyjardalur. No services, but camping allowed in specific areas.

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri