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Camper trip Iceland

Camper trip Iceland: discover Iceland at your own pace

Iceland with a camper is a unique experience. The big advantage of a round trip through Iceland with the camper is that you enjoy optimal freedom. You travel at your own pace and can come and go as you want. This way you can enjoy nature and follow a route that you have devised yourself. You can rent a two-wheel drive (2WD) camper or a four-wheel drive (4WD) camper in Iceland in the format that suits the number of people you are traveling with.

Rent a 2WD camper

The two-wheel drive camper is a good choice if you want to make a tour of Iceland in the summer months . During this period, the roads are best passable and you do not have to take into account difficult weather conditions. For example, drive the camper on the Golden Circle Route and stay overnight near your favorite sights. When planning your camper trip to Iceland, keep in mind that it is not possible to follow the inland routes with a 2wd camper. These roads are marked with an F and are not passable.

Camper trip Iceland

Rent a 4WD camper for your Camper trip Iceland

The four-wheel drive camper makes it possible to discover all of Iceland, because it also allows you to drive the through routes inland. Most inland roads open from late June / early July. If you do not know exactly what your itinerary will look like and prefer to be guided on the spot, it is wise to rent a 4WD camper so that you can really go where you want.

Iceland road landscape travel photo

Camping season Iceland

During your camper trip to Iceland you can spend the night at campsites or in the great outdoors. Officially, the camping season in Iceland runs from June 1 to September 1. Outside of these dates, many campsites are closed or have limited opening times. It is allowed to camp freely in nature. There are some conditions to this. For example, you are not allowed to enter private land, you must keep sufficient distance from official campsites and of course treat nature with respect.

Do not leave any waste or other traces behind so that others can also enjoy the untouched nature. In several national parks it is not allowed to camp in nature and you are obliged to use the official campsites. These are the national parks of Þingvellir, Snæfellsnes and Vatnajökull. Camping at an official campsite often offers more comfort because there is usually a toilet, hot shower and electricity.


Varied camper offer

You have a wide choice of different types of campers at the rental companies in Iceland, so that you can tailor your holiday to Iceland with a camper to your travel wishes. There are budget-friendly and smaller motorhomes that are very suitable for adventurous travelers who want to experience Iceland at its purest . Prefer a little more luxury? Then choose a spacious and comfortable camper with a kitchen, heating system or even a bathroom with a hot shower. Most campers are suitable for 2 to 6 people.

Affordable way to discover Iceland

By renting a camper and spending the night in nature or on a campsite, you often save money than if you stay in hotels and rent a car. You can occasionally cook for yourself and do not have to go on tours to visit sights. You can also occasionally choose to spend a night completely free of charge in nature. This is not only good for your budget, but also a very special experience. Don’t forget to bring a sleep mask if you go camping in the summer. It will hardly get dark in Iceland then!

Icelandic travelers on Skogafoss waterfall in the Iceland

Sights Iceland

With the camper you have the freedom to put together your own itinerary. Iceland has breathtaking landscapes and the environment is quiet, so you can completely relax in nature here. The population is always friendly and hospitable. Have you lost your way for a while? Then don’t hesitate to ask someone for help. Be sure to visit Skagafjördur fjord for hiking, horseback riding and rafting.

Golden circle

You should not skip the Golden Circle route either. This route passes the three main highlights of the island:
the geysers at Geysir, the imposing Gulfoss waterfall and Thingveillir National Park. With the camper you can add many other stops to the route. The Diamond Circle is an excellent alternative in the north of Iceland if you want to get off the beaten track. The 260-kilometer route takes you through beautiful landscapes along Lake Mývatn, the waterfall of Dettifoss, Húsavik, the whale capital of Europe, and the Asbyrgi gorge.