For many of us, visiting Iceland is a dream come true. Whether you want to view waterfalls, a geyser, or go hiking in Landmannalaugar, Iceland has something for everyone. There are, however, methods to save money on a trip to Iceland, one of which is camping. You can purchase a Camping Card, despite the fact that the prices per night at the campsite are also higher than we would expect.
It’s a one-time purchase that allows you to stay in various camps for up to 28 nights for a one-time cost.
Where can I stay?
We chose campsites, they were everywhere, we love camping and they performed best. In addition, we did not have to book anything in advance. On average, the night cost 280 – 350 CZK / person. Showers were either included or for a small fee.
There was a cooking room and wifi.
If you want to stay in hotels, get ready for a decent amount!
We slept in 2 accommodations and slapped our pockets. So if you feel comfortable, Iceland can only cost you a few crowns. I believe that the views around the area will make up for the tent.
Camping map: https://cs.camping.info/island/kempy
If you want accommodation, look ahead, the cheapest ones are quickly gone and get ready for the night to cost you from 1000 CZK / person more.
You can find most options on booking or airbnb.
What is the best place to stay?
We chose campgrounds because they were many, we enjoy camping, and they provided the best results. We also didn’t have to make any reservations ahead of time. The night cost between 280 and 350 CZK per person on average. Showers were either complimentary or available for a modest cost.
There was a kitchen and internet access.
If you wish to stay in a hotel, be prepared to pay a fair sum!
We slept in two different places and smacked our pockets. So, if you’re feeling flush, Iceland will just set you back a few crowns. The vistas around the region, I feel, will compensate for the tent.
If you wish to stay somewhere, book ahead of time because the cheapest places fill up quickly, and be prepared to pay a lot of money for the night.
Can I camp in the wild or sleep in a campervan anywhere?
Not anymore !!! Thanks to the huge increase in tourists and the pollution of nature, this is no longer possible!
Camping is strictly prohibited throughout the southern part of the island. You must not camp in the wild or sleep in the car at all in populated areas!
If you are in an uninhabited area and there is no ban sign or campsite nearby, you can stay here for a maximum of one night, or you must have the consent of the landowner. I don’t think you can get paid around CZK 300 for a night at the camp!
What car to rent?
4 × 4 car
More expensive variant
He eats a lot
You can take it along the F roads (unpaved roads) that lead inland. E.g. Rainbow mountains.
If you want to avoid major tourist sites, I recommend!
Be aware – if you rent a 4 × 4, car insurance still does not cover wading rivers, which you cannot avoid. So you wade at your own risk and expense if something happens! No rental company will insure this for you.
The most comfortable option
Just like a normal car, you can only go with it on paved roads
Sleeping warm, stove, basic utensils, pillows included
Overnight stay only in campsites
Same as campervan, it just eats like a pig: D and the rental price will also be somewhere else: D
If we only went at 2, I would choose a campervan from Dacia, which was affordable compared to other destinations!
What equipment to bring to Iceland?
If you are camping, it is important to prepare in advance so that you do not suffer from cold and enjoy it. Even if you drive in the summer, the temperatures will be slightly above zero at night, so if you have a summer sleeping bag with which you ride in the Czech Republic, don’t even think about it, otherwise you will freeze! It is also good to know your tent in advance and be able to set it up as quickly as possible, if it is cold or raining, it will save you nerves and hassle: D
Quality sleeping bag – is really the most important. I bought a feather from HUSKA, small but warm, weighs 1.2 kg and cost 5,000 CZK. Comfort is up to -4 and maximum up to -28. I was warm all the time. And I didn’t regret the investment for a minute.
Tent – There is a crazy wind in Iceland, so do not buy any tent that you throw and he will set himself up as modern today! Be sure to buy a tent, for more extreme conditions, which has a more durable construction, is waterproof, and keep the pegs in order and you will have a good night 🙂
Soft mat – to make you sleep at least a little, an mat that softens hard, sometimes stony ground is important!
Waterproof and warm clothes – It’s the base! The weather is really changeable here (we didn’t experience it, we had it all the time beautifully) but you can’t rely on it!
You can experience all seasons in no time, so a raincoat and waterproof equipment is essential! It can save your lives!
Forget the umbrella, there is such a wind that would be farting to you: D
Wear spare clothes in your backpack for possible soaking!
Thermal underwear – protects you and keeps you warm, and wicks away sweat so you don’t get cold. Definitely a good investment! Also wear a winter hat and gloves. Without the beanie, I wouldn’t give a shot there thanks to the wind
Trekking shoes – Also an important part of the equipment. Waterproof to keep you warm in bad weather, and firm so that you don’t break your ankle or linen right at the beginning, you probably won’t do much there 🙂
How are the campsites rules?
The majority of the camps had no access to the internet. You arrive at the camp, pitch your tent, and an administrator usually arrives and walks around the tents collecting money.
Camps are simply charged per person; unlike us, the car and tent are not charged separately.
In the camp, there was usually a kitchen, a smaller common room, wifi, and a shower (it was included somewhere, somewhere for a fee – where you threw change and it took you minutes)