Hólaskjól is located on the highland route, Fjallabaksleið Nyrðri, about 35 km. from the main # 1 road. You pass through the Skaftártunga area, road # 208, onto the Fjallabaksleið Nyrðri, road # F208. This is a coarse gravel road, but in summer it is passable by all types of vehicles. There are no unbridged rivers on the way.
From Hólaskjól it is about 6 km. to the Eldgjá canyon. Shortly before you reach Eldgjá there is a small unbridged river, that quite often can only be forded by 4X4 vehicles. Hólaskjól is located at the foot of Lambaskarðshólar hills, at the edge of a lavafield originating from an eruption in Eldgjá during the years 934-940. Hólaskjól is in a peaceful, sheltered area with beautiful surroundings. Only a 5 minute walk away is a very impressive waterfall in the river Syðri Ófæra. It resembles a smaller version of the well known Gullfoss, or Golden Falls and is therefore often called Little Gullfoss or Silver Falls.
At Hólaskjól there is a main lodge on two floors, with sleeping bag accommodations in bunks for 71 persons. There are WC´s and showers on both floors and also cooking facilities with gas stoves and utensils for cooking and eating. There are also a few huts that is possible to rent with or without bed linen. The huts have gas stoves, utensils for cooking and eating, WC and cold running water.
There is good space available for tents and campers. The camp site has tables and chairs, toilets and showers.