CJA campsite is located at our farm, Hjalli in the valley of Reykjadalur in the district Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla. The small village of Laugar is only 2 km from the farm Hjalli, Mývatn is only 35 km and Húsavík 40 km away.
To get to Hjalli you must turn from the main road (1) in the village of Laugar (onto road 846). After crossing the bridge over the river, Reykjadalsá, you must then turn right and drive upwards. Half way up you turn right again onto the Hjallivegur (mud road with no roadnumber). On this road it is a 2 km drive to Hjalli.
Unlike all other campareas in Iceland each group gets a privat seperated area between 80 and 160 squaremeters. This is also why it is possible to make a reservation in advance.
CJA campsite officialy opened in July 2011 as Lifsmotun campsite but the preperation started many years before. The first trees and hedges were planted in 2004. The goal was from the beginning to make sure that every group gets their own area. Each area has trees and hedges on three sides and is large enough to host more than one couple/family. For the guests best comfort cars can be parked in the area next to the tent.
Laugar (2 km away) has a swimming pool, a bank and post office and a small supermarket with a restaurant and a pizzeria. Many of the most attractive nature sites are within a 100 km radius from the campsite. Mývatn with Dimmuborgir, Hverfell, Námaskarð, Vindbelgur, Höfði …
Beautiful waterfalls all around like: Goðafoss, Aldeyjarfoss and Dettifoss.
Ásbyrgi and Hljóðaklettar we recommend as well as to go whale watching from the whale watching capital, Húsavík.
Many interesting museums are also close like the bird museum at Mývatn , the exploration museum in Húsavík and the old farmhouse at Grenjaðarstaður.
For guests it is also good to know they do not need to go far away to enjoy life. All around CJA campsite at Hjalli is a beautiful landscape with growing forests, berries, mushrooms and birds. For those who like to relax and enjoy the beauty of Iceland at the same time we also recommend the Mývatn Nature baths and Geosea in Húsavík.
Cornelia & Aðalsteinn Þorsteinsson