Welcome to the

scout center

About us

Dare to come and live it!

Founded in 1941, Úlfljótsvatn Scout and Adventure Center, has been the home for Icelandic scouts for over 80 years. 
Located in the south west of Iceland, Úlfljótsvatn sits in a privileged environment full of outdoor opportunities, natural beauty and unlimited wonder.
Every year, all year round, we welcome Scout groups, school groups, campers and companies.
Whether it’s going up the tallest climbing tower in Iceland, hiking around, kayaking in the lake or simply camping with friends and family, Úlfljótsvatn will always have open doors for those who want to be part of our home.

We look forward to welcome you!


Accomodation & Facilities



JB is our main and most complete facility. A two floor house with direct entrances to both the top and the ground levels.

  • Rooms: 8
  • Beds p/ Room: 3-4
  • Total capacity: 26 Beds
  • Toilets: 5
  • Showers: 2
  • Living room: Yes
  • Kitchen: Yes


DSÚ is an accommodation facility.
It is ideal to accommodate groups. 

  • Rooms: 4
  • Beds p/ Room: 8
  • Extra Room: 2 Beds
  • Total capacity: 34 Beds
  • Toilets: 2
  • Showers: No
  • Living room: No
  • Kitchen: No


Our campsite is divided into 30 areas, with a maximum capacity of 5000 people. Most of our campsites are located by the lake, less than 1 min walking.

Electricity – We have many electricity outlets across the campsite with passes available for purchase at our Service Centre.

Rentals – If travelling with the camping equipment is inconvenient for you, you can rent tents, sleeping bags and roll mats from us!

Service Centre​
Our Service Centre serves as our reception for campers as well as having a guest area equipped with a small kitchen and a shop with basic camping equipment and snacks.
Norður Salur​
Norður Salur is a medium sized conference room, equipped with a sound system and projector. It can be used for meetings, conferences, indoor activities, workshops and other events, under request.
Strýtan is an indoor activity facility. It is usually used to run our archery courses, as well as indoor campfires, conferences and celebrations.


Activities for Summer 2022 can be booked from February 1st

From hiking to kayaking, from glacier walking to white water rafting, the possibilities for adventure in the Úlfljótsvatn surroundings are endless.
We offer a fun, educational and safe program with options to accommodate any type of group. With activities being run both on site and off-site, we have the complete package for you to create an unforgettable Icelandic adventure.



How to

Travel to Úlfljótsvatn

The best way to travel to Iceland is by air.
IcelandAir or Play offers regular flights from many major European and North American cities to Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport.

Once you arrive in Iceland, the only way to travel to Úlfljótsvatn is by road. There are no public transport services to Úlfljótsvatn so you have the option of either renting a car at the airport or we can arrange an airport transfer for you – see prices below.
Be aware that the closest supermarket is 20 minutes away by car. Úlfljótsvatn is located around 100km from the airport (2 hours driving) and directions can be easily found by searching Úlfljótsvatn on Google Maps.

Up to 13 pax | ISK 181,800
14 – 29 pax | ISK 222,800
30 – 57 pax | ISK 249,800
58 – 65 pax | ISK 277,800
*Prices shown are the total for transfer upon arrival, from Keflavík Airport to Úlfljótsvatn, and departure, from Úlfljótsvatn to Keflavík Airport.

How to book

If you are interested in making a booking with us, please send an email to ulfljotsvatn@skatar.is with the following information:
– Group name
– Group size
– Proposed dates
– Desired accommodation and services