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Waterfall in Iceland

Campervan Rental Iceland

Iceland is known for its beauty and uniqueness, such as large waterfalls, the black sand beach, and the large mountains all over the country.

The country is split between two continents, you can actually see and stand on either side of the continental divide. Iceland RV rental is famous for visiting the country’s hot springs, geysers, and often active volcanoes. Lava fields cover much of the land and hot water is pumped from under the ground to supply much of the country's heating, but also supply heat to the country’s hot springs.

Iceland is not only full of beautiful places but also has a very rich history. The history is fascinating and worth reading up on before traveling to Iceland.

Survival guide Iceland

  • Hæ or Halló—Hel
  • Takk or Takk fyrir—Thank you
  • The price of a meal can vary depending on what you buy, but it's rare to not be paying at least €12.50 either in the store or elsewhere.
  • Alcohol is very expensive with a beer having an average cost of €8.50.
  • Some of Iceland's unique traditions are: having thirteen Santa clauses giving children gifts and celebrating interesting days like Írskir Dagar (in Akranes).

Camping in Iceland

To protect the natural beauty of the country, wild camping in your motorhome rental in Iceland is no longer permitted. You must stay in one of Iceland's many campsites or gain the permission of the landowner to spend the night on private land. But that doesn't mean camping isn't available in great places. Campsites are all over Iceland, so you won't have trouble finding campsites ranging from campsite Reykjavík to þórisstaðir or even the campgrounds in Álftanes which has a rich history behind it too.

Driving in Iceland

 In Iceland, the roads are pretty good if you're staying on the main road. However, smaller roads, even popular ones, tend to be unpaved. Some are pure gravel and are safe as long as you drive slowly.

  • There are no main road tolls or any campervan tolls that you have to worry about.
  • Icelanders drive on the right side of the road.

Annual Events in Iceland

  • Þorri: Is something that originates from Iceland's Vikings. A lot of Icelanders come together in January or February to eat Iceland's delicacies including shark, hangikjöt, and the head of a lamb. This is an event you can join for free.
  • Bolludagur: Is the most delicious event in Iceland and occurs in February. Every bakery and probably every grandmother bakes delicious 'bollur' (buns with cream inside). Each ‘Bolla’ starts from €17.
  • Þjóðhátíð: Is probably Iceland's most popular event. Occurring at the end of July and bringing hundreds of people together to the small island next to Iceland in Vestmannaeyjar. Everyone who has tickets, sleep in tents on a big hill with a stage in front, singing and drinking until morning. The tickets start from €135.

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The best time to rent a RV in Iceland

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Average temperatures in Iceland per month

Iceland's weather varies throughout the year, but it can be very cold in winter, so the best time to travel and rent a campervan is in summer. Even though it can get quite cold, you can rent a campervan in Iceland at any time of the year. Just remember to bring snacks and a warm wool sweater or two.

Activities in Iceland are never limited. During the peak of summer, July and August, temperatures can rise to 27-28ºC. But whether the weather is good or bad, there are always a lot of activities you can partake in. Visit one of the many hot springs are available to you all over Iceland, enjoy them year-round. Iceland’s mountains are perfect for hiking in the spring and summer, and there are caves you can explore in fall or summer. 

Iceland is especially busy during the months of August to April when tourists visit the country for the beautiful Northern lights.

But summers are also very popular, so expect a tourist two in your photos. Reykjavík is very expensive and prices rise in the peak of summer as demand rises.

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