Camping in Iceland is a great way to experience Iceland. Whether it’s in a tent, camper or a trailer, the proximity to nature is hard to top. Here at Camping Iceland we strive to make that camping experience as problem free and comfortable as possible by offering specially designed Campers and Camping cars for you stay in Iceland. We offer a good variety of Campers which should meet your requirement.
Many pose reasonable questions like, whether it is to cold to sleep outside in a tent in ICE-land? The first thing you have to bear in mind is that the cliche you heard as a child saying that “Iceland is green and Greenland is icy” is actually true.
No, not really. the average summer temperature in the capital, Reykjavik, is around 11°C, with average highs of 24.3°C/76°F in July. Snow in Iceland is not that common and snow falls intermittently in Reykjavik. Snow is more frequently seen in the North, but almost only in winter.
The reason Iceland isn't that cold, is that Iceland has a maritime climate, which minimizes temperature swings. It takes longer to cool down the sea than the mainland. In addition Iceland is granted the privilege of hot air coming in with the Golf Stream.
Iceland has over 200 equipped campsites. Most campsites do not require any reservations giving you the possibility to adjust your schedule according to your preferences and complete freedom to “follow the weather”. Once at a campsite, you can expect to find electrical hook-ups, running (drinkable) water and restrooms. Most campsites also have a playground for kids, and a communal charcoal grill (charcoals not provided). Most campsites are open plan and therefore allow campers to choose the spot of their fancy, so make sure you have a good look around before you pitch your tent.
If you don’t want to stay at a campsite the whole time, in general, travelers are allowed to encamp everywhere except close to residential buildings, protected areas, and on cultivated land. (A fenced of grass field is also cultivated land. The grass being the product, as most animals stay indoors during winter, and even those who stay outdoors need feeding).
Yes. There are campsites in almost every little town and at most attractions. The camping card is a great investment if you intend to camp at campsites for a long period of time. It is valid for 2 adults and up to 4 children for up to 30 nights. The Camping card is valid for 41 campsites all over Iceland. A small tax should be expected on entrance. The camping card can be bought at our offices as well as most gas stations.
Iceland is very safe! In fact, it's one of the safest countries in the world, and frequently tops the charts, as well as being one of the most developed country in the world according to the UN. Theft in Iceland is not common, and robbery almost unheard of.
There are safety measures you can take to further improve your safety.
Driving in Iceland can be a rewarding but difficult task, and it is important that drivers know as much about Iceland and its road system as possible. Below are some of the main areas of interest. We encourage every driver to read the following information and watch the video to the left.
For further information, please visit our FAQ or send us an direct e-mail. Our camping advisers will happily assist you with the planning for your vacation.