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Discover Iceland with a camper

Rent a motorhome in Iceland

Iceland campervan hire offers you the perfect opportunity to explore the rugged natural beauty of this unique country. With a history dating back over a thousand years to the days of Viking conquests, Iceland offers an excitingly different cultural experience along with its spectacular scenery.

Iceland is known as “The Land of Ice and Fire” due to its mix of active geological activity and close proximity to the Arctic Circle. It is one of the few places in the world where you can encounter active volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers and snow-covered landscapes.

Campervan rentals are available in Iceland when you book through We have rental partners located throughout the country who can help you get set up and ready to explore. Here are some reasons why you should consider a motorhome holiday in Iceland.

Top 5 facts about Iceland

  1. Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, which serves as both a base for exploring surrounding natural attractions and as a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant art and cultural scene.
  2. The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular geothermal spas in the country due to its mineral-rich, heated waters and luxurious nearby facilities.
  3. Iceland is home to many beautiful waterfalls, and some of the most spectacular include Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
  4. The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most sought-after scenic routes, and travellers who take this route will experience historic towns as well as scenic attractions like Gullfoss, Þingvellir, and the Great Geysir.
  5. Skaftafell is a fascinating hiking region where visitors can experience everything from blue ice caves to volcanic black sand beaches.

These highlights await you when you visit Iceland with a motorhome

There are seven main regions in Iceland that you can explore with a campervan hire. Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland and is often the main starting point for visitors exploring the country’s attractions. The city is well known for its unique culture and dining options, and it is worth exploring the massive expressionist-style church Hallgrímskirkja and the Harpa Concert Hall near the old harbour.

West Iceland offers a variety of geologically diverse attractions, including the extensive Vatnshellir Cave in Snæfellsjökull National Park and the impressive Hraunfossar waterfalls in Borgarfjörður. Head northwest to the Westfjords region to explore Látrabjarg, the largest bird cliff in Europe, the magnificent Dynjandi waterfall and the Arctic Fox Centre in Súdavík.

North Iceland is an ideal region for whale watching, and towns such as Húsavík and Hvammstangi offer visitors museums and wildlife centres dedicated to the region’s unique marine life. Other attractions in this region include the diverse landscapes in Vatnajökull National Park, including several dramatic glaciers and canyons, and the unique lava rock formations in Lake Mývatn. Akureyri is a popular town due to its preserved wooden buildings, rich history and picturesque scenery.

East Iceland offers visitors unspoilt forest and mountain trails and is home to Lagarfljót, Iceland’s deepest lake, plus the village of Seyðisfjörður, home to some of Iceland’s most beloved artists. South Iceland is the country’s most geologically active region, and visitors can witness volcanic activity when visiting geothermal parks in Katla and Hverargerði. Finally, the Reykjanes peninsula is home to the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, the active Fagradalsfjall volcano, and the multicultural municipality Reykjanesbær.

These camper routes through Iceland are a must

Iceland offers several spectacular routes for exploring when you hire a campervan. The most popular scenic route is the Golden Circle. Only a short distance from Reykjavík, the Golden Circle takes only a few days to complete and stops at several significant attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, which was home to the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, between 930CE and 1789. Other attractions along the route include the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, the Great Geysir and its neighbour Strokkur, and the volcanic crater Kerið.

The Ring Road, also known as Route 1, will take you around the entire country of Iceland and takes about a week to complete. This route passes through most major towns and villages and offers campers a variety of things to see, including waterfalls, glaciers and mountains. If you have more than a week to visit, consider adding the Arctic Coast Way to explore the northern coast and the Westfjords Way for a more complete experience.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Iceland

There are two main airports servicing Iceland. Keflavík International Airport is the main airport in Iceland for international carriers, while Reykjavík Airport is smaller and mostly domestic with limited international airline capacity. When booking your campervan rental through, you will be able to find rental partners near these airports.

It is against the law to camp in the wild or in national parks in Iceland. Fortunately, there are many campgrounds throughout the country where you can legally camp. Some excellent choices include Þingeyraroddi in the Westfjords, Borgarfjörður eystri in the northeast, and Djúpivogur in the southeast. Camping is available all year round. However, it is highly recommended that you rent an insulated, heated campervan to keep you cosy when the temperature drops.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Iceland

Iceland is a country filled with unique and dramatic scenery, including ice-capped mountains, caves, active volcanoes and geothermal springs. A motorhome rental allows you to stop and see as much of it as you like.

Book your campervan rental with today to start exploring the wonders of Iceland.

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