Sunday, 22 May 2016

Camper Rental in Iceland - Motorhome, caravan, campervan Rental Iceland

If you’re planning to tour Iceland by car, then Icelandic camper van rentals provide the cheapest and best way to explore the vast island. It is increasingly popular to travel trough the Icelandic nature in the comfort of a camper van or a luxurious caravan. It gives tourists the opportunity to experience Iceland freely without involving too much planning.

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Even though Iceland has a small population, the island itself is three times bigger than Scotland. Motorhome travel in Iceland is the ideal way to get around, because along the way there are so many well hidden natural gems that just demand a stop off.

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Here you can find the youngest and the oldest camper rentals in Iceland and campers of all sizes and prices. Whether you need a ordinary family camper, caravan or a RV you can find it on this page. Below you'll find a list of the top camper rentals in Iceland.

CAMPER VAN PRICE COMPARISON
May 7th to 14th (7 days) - Prices with GPS, CDW Insurance, unlimited km & pick up / drop off

Option A - New Campers:

CAMPERVAN ICELAND * Recommended 
www.campervaniceland.com
Camper Renault Kangoo (2 persons)           701 EUR / 875 USD
Camper Renault Trafic (4 persons)              1.330 EUR / 1.660 USD

EUROPCAR
http://www.holdur.is/en
Camper Toyota Hilux (2 persons)               1.834 EUR / 2.519 USD
Camper Motorhome (3-4 persons)              2.343 EUR / 3.218 USD

CAMPER RENTAL ICELAND * Recommended
www.camperrentaliceland.com/
Camper 2 DIESEL  (2 persons)                    715 EUR / 892 USD
Camper 4 DIESEL (4 persons)                     1.360 EUR / 1.696 USD

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Option B - Old camper vans:

MOTORHOME ICELAND
www.motorhomeiceland.com
Camper Nissan Diesel   (2 persons)               881 EUR / 1.075 USD
Camper Renault Trafic  (4 persons                1.468 EUR / 1.825 USD

CARAVAN.IS
www.caravan.is
Camper VW Caddy (2 persons)                   1.040 EUR / 1.297 USD
Camper Renault Trafic (4-5 persons)           1.442 EUR / 1.798 USD

CAMPERS REYKJAVÍK
www.campersreykjavik.com
Camper NV200 Diesel (2 persons)                  989 EUR / 1.108 USD
Camper Trafic High Roof (4 persons)             1.330 EUR / 1.491 USD

LAVA CAMPERS
www.lavacampers.is
Camper Mercedes (2 persons)                      1.201 EUR / 1.649 USD
Camper Ford Transit (4 persons)                  1.540 EUR / 2.115 USD

CAMPERVAN ICELAND 
www.campervaniceland.com
Camper Renault Kangoo (2 persons)            701 EUR / 875 USD
Camper Renault Trafic (4 persons)               1.330 EUR / 1.660 USD

SNAIL
www.snail.is
Camper VW Transporter (2 persons)              1.150 EUR / 1.434 USD
Camper VW Transporter (4 persons)              1.720 EUR / 2.145 USD

Camper Iceland - Camper Rental Iceland

Why choose a camper van in Iceland:
  1. It's really cheap. Why spend your money on a expensive hotel and a car when you can use a Camper van or a Motorhome for both?
  2. The weather in Iceland is as predictable as roulette table and therefore you will want to be mobile and ready to move at any given time. We don't recommend you to have to pack your tent in the rain, and then sit wet in your car for the rest of your day.
  3. In Iceland there is a law that allows you park your motor home or camper van anywhere for one night. It´s called the law of survival and it also allows you to eat whatever you can put in your mouth (do not forget). You always need permission of the land owner (in most cases the next farmer). The best thing to avoid the problem is to use campsites.
  4. In a camper van you can go anywhere and do anything you want to do.
  5. There are 3 persons per square kilometer in Iceland. This allows you to basically disappear into the nature in a motor-home, caravan or camper van. 
  6. In Iceland you won't need to reserve a spot at a camp site . You need simply to show up and enjoy it. Camp sites are very modern and have good facilities.
  7. All of Iceland's ring road (road no.1) is asphalt which allows you to drive safely around Iceland in any type of camper van. 
  8. In a camper van in Iceland you won't need to plan your trip. You just follow the good weather and enjoy where it takes you. 
  9. In Iceland there are hardly any trees. Therefore you always have an amazing 360° view from a camper at all times. 
  10. With a Camper van you have a kitchen wher-ever you go. This will save you lot´s of cash. Fast food in Iceland is expensive. 
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DRIVING IN ICELAND

Driving Conditions in Iceland are in many ways unusual and often quite unlike what foreign drivers are accustomed to. It is therefore very important to find out how to drive in this country. We know that the landscapes are beautiful, which naturally draws the driver’s attention away from the road. But in order to reach your destination safely, you must keep your full attention on driving.

Camper Iceland - Camper Rental Iceland

-The speed limit in populated areas is usually 50 km/hr.
-The speed limit is often 60 km/hr on thruways, but in residential areas it is usually only 30 km/hr.
-The main rule in rural areas is that gravel roads have a speed limit of 80 km/hr, and paved roads 90 km/hr.
-Signs indicate if other speed limits apply.

Camper Iceland - Camper Rental Iceland

Camper rentals in Iceland are a popular choice for travelers looking for the "road trip" experience in Iceland. Renting a camper in Iceland is a great option in Iceland because the country offers unique sites to see in all of its forur corners. 

Camper Iceland - Camper Rental Iceland

112 Iceland App

The 112 Iceland app can be used for two things, both for added safety on your Iceland trip.

First of all you can call for help by pressing the red Emergency button. Your location will be sent by text message to the 112 response center. Remember that even though your phone shows no signal there is a possibilite that you can send text message.

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The green Check In button is for you to leave your location with us so if something happens we have more information to work with. Only the 5 last locations are stored and we recommend you use this – don’t worry – you are not disturbing anyone – except for our big computer who wants to be disturbed.

Here you can download the app for Android phones, Windows phones and iPhone.

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99 comments:

  1. I recently visited Iceland this October and rented a camper van from Campervan Iceland (www.campervaniceland.com). The staff was very friendly and helpful when preparing to head out on my trip. Before I left, I had seen a few pictures of the campers but wasn't fully sure what to expect.

    I was pleasantly surprised. It was more spacious than I expected and had everything that my friend and I needed. I went towards the winter so it handled snow and rocky conditions very well, not that you will need to worry about snow though! I was also worried about having enough time to travel the island with the time I had. I did a little extra driving a few days but was able to see quite a lot at a leisurely pace in about 4 days. I am sure that I could have seen more but was very satisfied with my travels.

    Renting from Campervan Iceland was a great decision because it allowed me to travel at my own pace and really experience the country. It really made the trip worth it and I am sure you will have a similar experience. Enjoy your travels.

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    1. Hello! Im looking to rent a camper come Sept.

      I would just like to know how you went about getting cleaned daily.
      Eg
      1.Daily showers
      2. Are there frequent toilet stops
      3. Are there stops along the way that you can top up your water tank?

      Hope to hear back :)

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    2. Hi!

      1. I recommend you public swimming pools
      2. Yes, restaurants, gas stations and swimming pools.
      3. Yes. You can also just take water from icelandic rivers, they are so clean!

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  2. Hi, I am wondering where I can park my campervan during winter (mid Dec) for the nights. All camp sites will be closed. Appreciate your response.

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  3. Hello!

    There is a law that allows you to park everywhere you want in Iceland, so I recommend you to park everywhere you like!

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  4. Hi
    thinking of coming in October, when the campsites are mostly closed.
    I know you can park anywhere, but what about water, and toilets if the camper hasn't any?

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  5. You can get water on every gas station ;)

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    1. how about toilet can i pee or shit anywhere i like too?

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    2. It is better in gas stations or campings. You can pee everywhere but it is not good for the nature ;)

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  6. Hi!

    does anyone knows how easy is to find places to dump sewage /grey waters from a motorhome?
    Are petrol stations usually equipped? and what a bout prices?
    in europe many petrol stations have that service, so you don't need to go to camp sites, but I am not sure if it is the same in iceland.

    thanks

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  7. You can do this in gas stations and also campings...

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  8. Hi there!

    I was hoping to find out how easy it is to find places to shower come mid September? I'm a female travelling ring road for two weeks in a camper van!

    Can I stop in at hostels? And use their facilities , I think I read that somewhere, is this easy to come by. I understand I'll be slightly roughing it, but would be nice to get a shower and make a blow dry in there the odd time lol any info is greatly appreciated

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    1. I was wondering the same thing. Can you please let me know if you were able to use any facilities along the way?

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  9. HI, in October when most parks are closed, may I know how to keep the campervan warm during nighttime and without a plug in? I don't think the spare battery could make the heater run long enough during night time? Thanks!

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  10. You will be fine if the camper van has WEBASTO inside

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  11. Hi there, will be visiting in August. Assuming campervan or similar kind cannot be used on F35? Thanks!

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  12. Hi, My husband and I will be in iceland (south west/south/reykavik areas) for 15 days in February 2016 and really want to hire a camper-van but am not sure if it is very safe? i read some comments on another blog from people who say they live in Iceland that said they would never stay in a campervan or they would stay in hostels half the time..........

    is it safe enough in Winter (february)?? thank you for your feedback.

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  13. Hello! It is safe since all vehicles have winter tires. Visiting Iceland with a camper is a great experience!

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  14. Hi! My friend and I are planning a 10-day trip to Iceland in September. We want to do some scuba diving and will be traveling with bulky scuba gear, in addition to the rest of our travel gear.
    Would a 2-person camper van have sufficient storage space?

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  15. We are a family of seven. Do you know of any motorhome camper vans for 7 passenegers. The younger kids could share a bed if needed.

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    1. Hello! I know Motorhome Iceland has a Camper for 8 passengers but only with sleeping room for 6... Contact them!

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  16. Hi, we are thinking of renting a campervan for road trip in November/December. Is it a good idea to do this in Winter? How's the road condition and camp facilities (are they even open)?

    Thanks.

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    1. Hello! Most of campings are close but you will be able to park and sleep everywhere you want :)

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  17. do you have to pay for campsite/ power?

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  18. Hi, me and my friends are planning to visit Iceland on coming May. But we heard that is not recommended to rent campervans during April due to unpredictable weather. So can anybody tell me, will the weather affect us if we arrive Iceland on beginning of May? Is it recommended to rent campervans? Will there be alot of campsites available during that period?

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    1. Hello, most of the campsites will be close in May but you will be able to find enough of them ;) May is my favorite month since we use to have a lot of sunny days, do not worry :)

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  19. Hi there! I don't understand some of the prices where the dot is present, example it says 1.66 usd. Does that mean $166.00 or $1.66?

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  20. Hi there!
    We plan to visit Iceland on March 2017 and our trip will be around south west/south/reykjavik areas. Could you please suggest us if it necessary to use 4WD Camper Car.

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    1. Yes! I recommend you a 4x4 Camper, no doubts

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  21. Hi, we are renting a campervan for 10 days in mid-June. We would like to book the campsites prior to our trip. Kindly send me a link which would have a description of each site. Do most campsites also have plug in/out systems?

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    1. Yes, check here: http://tjalda.is/en/camping-sites/

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  22. What is WEBASTO?

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    1. It is automatic heating system ;)

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  23. Hi, I am planning to rent a campervan in october/november this year. I read from other forum that it is not legal to park a campervan outside of camping ground. ( to stay over night )...so I am concerning maybe I should do car/hostel instead..any advise?

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    1. Hello! It is legal to park outside during winter time. But we have a huge controversy right now in Iceland. Because tourism is growing, it has been much debate about where to park campers. The number of vehicles is growing and tourists often do not respect private property or leave trash in nature. My advice: book a camper and try to park in legal areas (campings, parkings,...)

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  24. Hey David, thanks for this! I was just wondering what your thoughts are on camperrentaliceland.com. I haven't seen a review for it anywhere else but I'm getting a good deal...is it a reputable firm?

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    1. Hello! Yes, I have received comments from readers and they seem to be a good company. No worries ;)

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  25. Hey David, Thanks for putting this together :). I am planning to visit Iceland in September and thinking of renting motorhome for 6, I have read so many bad reviews about almost every company online about being charged for nominal scratches even after buying full insurance. Can you suggest me a suitable rental company?

    I am considering http://www.campervaniceland.com/ , http://www.goiceland.com/, http://www.motorhomeiceland.com/ ?

    Any advice will be really helpful. Thanks Again. :)

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    1. Hey! We hate to give recommendations about companies... Just trying to keep ourselves as neutral as possible. Anyway, I can talk many readers had wrote us about Campervan Iceland (www.campervaniceland.com). They seem to be a good company...

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  26. Hi we are off to Iceland next week..cant wait! we are travelling south iceland can you recommend any nice campsites for an RV that would have electricity and water please? and any to avoid?we are travelling Pingvellir, the doing the loop to sellfoss, with a final destination of Jokulsarton. hope you can help David! Best Grazyna

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  27. Hey! i am sending you a list of campings tjalda.is/en/camping-sites/

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  28. Hi, we plan to visit Iceland in the first 2 weeks of September. Getting a good deal on a camper van that has no heating. Would you recommend a camper van without heating, given that we will be spending around 14 nights sleeping in the van?

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    1. Hi! It is very strange since I know 95% of the camper companies have heating inside (webasto heating system). I would recommend you to hire a camper with heating :)

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  29. Hi!
    We just planned a very last minute trip to Iceland. We would like to do the ring road tour in a campervan or motorhome as even with their high prices it seems cheaper than renting a hotel for 10 days and a rental car to drive around. Does anyone know of any motorhomes or campervans that may still be available? I have been looking but at this poin tthey are few and far between! Thank you!

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  30. I recommend you check the list of companies ;)

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  31. hi,

    my friends and I will come to iceland next month...we are planning to rent motorhome and after search some info regarding the attraction.I found out that most of the attraction sites are out of road ring.is it safe to drive out off road ring using motorhome?

    thank you

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    1. Yes, you will be able to see all most of the attractions ;)

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  32. Hi,

    My friends and I will come to iceland at the end of july till early august. we are planning to rent a motorhome for our trip. When i read some info about the attraction sites in iceland, i found out that lot of them are out of the ring road. is it safe to travel out of ring road by motorhome?

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  33. Hello has anyone taken a caravan to Iceland not as cool as a campervan but its what we have. Any experience would be helpful such as are they accepted on camp sites i wouldn't think of setting up just anywhere

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    1. I don't understand your question sorry

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  34. Hello David, great post, thanks for this!! I am planning on visiting Iceland from Canada in mid march for about 8-10 days and i have a couple questions. P.S. I will either be doing this trip solo or with a couple people, i have not decided yet. I would really like to do it solo if possible.
    1, Since the campsites will be closed - are their facilities open? If not where can i shower and use the washroom?
    2, I am really travelling on a budget so can you recommend a site to get the cheapest automatic 4X4 camper from? And how far in advance should i book it?
    3, Will i be safe sleeping in a camper in Mid March? From what i understand, the weather is pretty crazy and unpredictable. Will i be safe at night sleeping in the camper in March weather?
    4, How much roughly do you think gas will cost? i have been looking everywhere couldnt find anything definitive. I will be driving the ring road and taking some detours too so lets just say about 2000km's in one of those campers. I just need to know how much to budget.
    5, I read a post somewhere that said its cheap to get a sim card from Vodafone and get data on it to use on my unlocked phone while i am there. Is this true? And if so can you recommend the company with the best prices if Vodafone is not? Would really love to have data on my phone for the trip. And do i do this when i get to Iceland or call and book it ahead? Sorry, i dont know how it works.
    6, If you have any tips on an itinerary, must-sees or any hidden gems please let me know
    Thank you SO MUCH in advance, i understand i have quite a few questions but your help is really appreciated.

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    1. Hi Paul,

      1. Yes, most of them yes.
      2. We don't recommend companies, just check our article you will find a good amount of them :)
      3. You will be 100% safe. Just choose the right place to sleep
      4. I would say 300-400 USD
      5. I recommend you the company NOVA, it is the cheaper in Iceland
      6. I also recommend you to check our winter itineraries... there are a few examples in our blog

      David

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  35. Hey, i made the last post that had about 6 questions, just wanted to clarify something. I made a mistake - I will actually be travelling in the end of February. Thanks.

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  36. Hi David,

    We are a group of 4, planning to visit Iceland this November. We plan to rent a motor home, but concerned whether it is safe to drive a motor home in winter? Heard in other forums that driving a motor home in winter is a challange. You have answered the safety of winter driving earlier, but it was with respect to a camper van. Would driving a motor home be safe in November? Would a camper van be a better choice with respect to safety? Your advice is greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Ravi

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    1. Hello, I recommend you a Motorhome for 4 persons no bigger than that since it is really dangerous. You must check the weather report everyday and stop if you see bad conditions or wind...

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  37. Hi, We are getting a 4x4 but thinking about upgrading to 4x4 Camper. Camper is obviously more money, 78800 ISK more. Would having 4x4 camper make much better difference than just get 4x4 and buy a tent for 5000 ISK? I am really conflicted here to make decision... Thank you!

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    1. Of course a 4x4 Camper is more confortable... It is faster to set everything and sleep... It is a matter of money I guess....

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    2. Thank you so much for your advice!

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  38. Hi, for a motorhome rental in october, do you recommend any insurance other than the cdw included one? (Like super package, etc). Thank you! Eve

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    1. Hello! I recommend you Premium Package ;)

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  39. Hi David ! Thanks for taking the time ! We plan to go to Iceland and do the hole tour from 20th of sept and 10th of october.
    1- Do you know if every gas station has diesel ?
    2- Did you ever heard of a camper or motor home turned over during the night because of wind ?
    3- Do you know if every gas station has the grey water recuperation service in those dates ?
    4 - Do you recommend us to rent a motorhome/camper in that time of the year ?
    Thank you so much !

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    1. Hello!

      1. Yes
      2. Yes, just park in campings. They are fine with winds ;)
      3. Not every but many
      4. Yes

      ;)

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  40. Hi, we are planning to visit Iceland by first two weeks of September with 2 young kids. We are doing ring road for 10 days and could you let me know the ff:

    1.) How is the weather in Iceland during our visit from 05-15 September?
    2.) Do you think, I need to booked in advance our accommodation? I am just worried if we will not be able to reach on time due to unexpected things can happen like due to weather as most hotels or guest house charges a cancellation fee.

    Thank you and your advice is greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hello,

      1. Just be prepare for everything... You will have sunny days but you could also have strong winds and snow.
      2. Yes, book in advance

      David

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  41. Hy, i wonder that in the middle of october between 12-16th do we have tha chance to see the northern lights? When do u see it usually? I know u gotta have clear weather and all to see it. I also plan to have a campervan, so 60% of the campings will be opened cos we need a place to have shower and toilette and chage stuffs and all. What is the average temperature in october? Thnaks David

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    1. Hello Dóra! Thanks for your message. Yes, you will see northern lights ) Average temperature is 3-5 ºC, do not worry there are enough campings and also you will be able to take shower and bath in local swimming pools

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  42. Hi David -

    First off, thank you for taking the time to answer everyone's questions! Your blog is very informative and helpful.

    My husband and I will be visiting Iceland at the end of June to early July. We are renting a mini-camper and touring Ring Road. Do we need to make reservations at the campsites during that period?

    Thanks again, in advance, for your response!

    Vicky

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    1. Hello Vicky,

      I am sending you a link where you will be able to see winter campings ;)
      goo.gl/Q2GWvo

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  43. Hi David,

    I understand that you've answered some of my questions, but I am not absolutely clear on the answers.

    1. You mentioned that people are trying to change laws regarding where one can park one of these vans. As it stands, they can still be parked anywhere, correct?

    2. For bathrooms and showers, if I am going in a couple of weeks (late September), when the camp grounds are closed, what will my options be exactly? Gas stations for bathroom, and what about showers?

    Thank you,

    Alex

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    1. 1. Yes
      2. I recommend local swimming-pools. They are great and some of them have amazing views!

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  44. Hello!

    I commented on this last night but I'm not sure if it went through (I don't see it on the comments list).

    Do you have any experience renting with Camper Rental Iceland? I see that you recommend it but I can't seem to find any information or reviews on it from anyone else.

    I really want to try the camper route but will need to rent an automatic and it seems as though Camper Rental Iceland is the only dealer who has one available for next week.

    Thanks!

    - Lisa

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    1. Hello Lisa,

      We have read comments and it looks they work very well... Good luck and let us know about your experience!

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  45. Hi David first of all I applaud you for answering all these questions from people. I'm sure there well appreciate it. I've been doing research for 2 weeks on Iceland I was planning on going the 18th of October this year. I'm trying to do this on a cheap budget cuz I know it's pretty expensive there so I've been debating on a camper van or sleeping in my car or sleeping in a hostel. I would feel more comfortable in the camper van but the ones I've checked out we're all manual and I can only drive automatic so unless you know of a camper van company that deals with automatic that will be out of the question. I don't know about hostels they are still a little pricey and I'm in my fifties I don't know about sharing a room with 15 other people LOL so I was thinking maybe the car but I do not know what year weather is like in October. I will bring a sleeping bag with me but will I still be pretty cold. Anyways any suggestions on this would be great do you even have snow in October I'm only going for 4 days so I'll probably just be doing the ring Circle and maybe along the South part of a bit. I'm testing the waters for next time for when I want to do that ring Circle. Thank you so much

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    1. Hello! I would suggest you to check in www.camperrentaliceland.com, they have automatic campers :)

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  46. Hi David,
    I am coming to Iceland with my Jeep on the ferry (brave/stupid I'm not sure yet!) and travelling around the island with that, I have a roof tent (maggiolina airtop if you want to Google it) but concerened about wind. If it is too windy to sleep in it are there plenty of hostels or bnbs around the ring road that I can turn up and use? Or are there plenty of sheltered areas (woodland etc.) I can find?
    Thanks in advance.
    Alex

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  47. Hello David,

    Like people mentioned above, thank you for responding to all the questions. I'm traveling to Iceland solo from Oct 9-17. I've been doing a lot of research but I still cannot decide which way to go. Between renting a car and stopping along Ring Road in different hostels/bed & breakfast or renting a camper van, which option is safe and better? Like I mentioned, I'm a solo traveler for now and I was wondering if it is safe for a girl to rent a camping van by herself?
    Also, I'm allergic to cold ( I know, I know! I'm probably coming in at a wrong time) so should that be a concern in a camper? I read some comments about webasto heaters but is it enough for a cold winter in October?
    Driving along Ring Road seems like a good idea to cover as many places as I want but there are certain tours (lava & ice caves) etc which will require detouring and adding those in my plans as those are guided tours and I believe they cannot be done solo.
    Any suggestion is greatly appreciated! Thank you :)

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    1. Hello! It is safe of course to get a camper and drive around Iceland, girl or boy, it doesn't matter. It is more a question of the type of trip you want to do... I would not recommend a camper if you are not cold friendly :)

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  48. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all of these questions! I just discovered this blog and it is WONDERFUL! Our family of 4 including our 8 and 5 year old are planning a trip for 9 days in August of 2017. We would like to spend a day or two in Reykjavik, but the remainder of the trip touring in a motor home. Do you recommend dropping the motor home off and getting a hotel for a night or 2 in Reykjavik, or would it work to park the motorhome on the outskirts of the city?? The latter is preferable, so that we can be flexible. And we have no experience with a motorhome- are they easy enough to figure out? (We thought about a camper van but would like more comfort/ space). Lastly, we are coming at peak season- will the campsites potentially be full? We would like to not book ahead so that we can be flexible with our itinerary.

    Thank you SO much for all of your help!

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    1. Hello! Yes, i recommend you a 2 hotel nights in Reykjavík since it will be easier to access to the city center and you will enjoy having a regular bed ;)

      It is really easy to drive a Motorhome, do not worry at all! You can buy the camping card ahead at www.campingcard.is

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  49. Hello David,

    First of all, your blog is amazing! Second, I'm a 25 year old female and I'm planning on going solo to Iceland for 2 weeks in late November/early December, and I intend to rent a camper van. My major concern is not abou the cold but safety.. Is it okay to be parked all night outside in inhabited areas? It windy enough to turn the van around?! I won't be going to the Highlands or anywhere by F roads, just wanted to drive calm along the main road and do some walking along the landscapes.. Thank you!

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    1. Hello, yes it is ok since all campers have webasto heating system (be sure your company has campers with it!).

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  50. Hi David,

    It was great reading all the questions and your replies. Hope that my questions aren't too repeated.

    1. We were in Iceland back in Sept Oct 2015 and driving then was ok in our KIA Sportage.

    2. We are planning to head to iceland again from 23 March to early April 2017 and are contemplating on renting a 4x4 campervan. Will the driving of campervan on the ring road be safe in terms of the strong winds, and the surface area of the campervan?

    3. As for nightly campsites, do you have any links or info where we can check if the campsites are open during that time? And are campsite facilities adequate such as basic showering, electrical point for campervan usage, and the charges for using these facilities.

    4. Suppose we were to sleep over at somewhere besides a campsite, does the heating system drain out the campervan battery?

    Thanks again David!
    Chia
    Singapore

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    1. Hello Chia!

      2. Campervan 4x4 are well equipped with studded tires, you will be able to drive all the way around Iceland.
      3. Links:

      a/ http://www.visiticeland.com/plan-your-trip/travel-search/search-results/?SubCategories=4.1.12&CategoryID=4&RegionID=0&Query=#map
      b/ http://tjalda.is/en/camping-sites/open-all-year/

      4. You will be able to use the heating system during the night, do not worry.

      David

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  51. Hello David, We'are planning to visit Iceland next summer and we've read diferent versions about where to park your camper. Since we want to rent one we'd like to know if it's true that after the change of law in 2015, you can not park everywhere during summer, and if it's so, where can we park, and how much it's? THANK YOU

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    1. Hi! I recommend you to park in campings if you want to avoid problems. Since the tourism industry is growing fast, there are many problems related with this. Just buy the camping card and enjoy our great campings :)

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  52. Hello

    Not sure if this feed is still open but I have just rented a Motorhome through Campervan Iceland for 22nd April 2017 to 30th April 2017 and have gone for a 6 person Motorhome Exquisite, but am a bit concerned because we were planning on driving around the whole ring road in a loop and travelling around the whole country via the ring road and have a few queries:

    1. Will there be campsites open at this time of year that we can plug in to so we can use our onboard facilities (heating, gas cooker, toilet etc)? As we are driving around the whole country we can't afford to be stuck in a region of Iceland that has no campsites if we need to stay overnight.

    2. Is it essential to hook up the motorhome to power in order to use these facilities or can they be used without being connected to electricity (without draining the battery and causing a flat battery)?

    3. Is it possible/viable to stay overnight in a motorhome outside of a campsite? (By this I mean given the temperature and the need to use the gas cooker etc to cook and the shower)

    Many thanks for you help! :)

    Luke

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    1. 1. Yes, there will be campsites open :)
      2. Easy!
      3. I recommend you to sleep on campsites.

      Hope you enjoy your trip!

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  53. Hi, David, two of us are planning for a trip to Iceland this December. I would like to know which vehicle is the most suitable to rent, 4x4 campervan or a motorhome? Will the motorhome too heavy to go around during winter?

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