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These campervans are available at our local depots in Iceland. Find out which fits your road trip best.
Rent a campervan in any of our popular cities in Iceland. Check local campervan availability, popular routes and get expert tips.
Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital, a city of 200,000 inhabitants in a country of only 300,000 people. But its size and remote location only serve to make it more remarkable and an absolutely perfect starting point for a campervan road trip.
Here’s some essential information for campervan travellers in Iceland
Unfortunately for your campervan hire in Iceland, it’s one of the most expensive countries in Europe for fuel, in league with the likes of Norway. However, our campervans run on diesel, allowing you to save a bit of cash compared to unleaded petrol throughout your RV road trip experience in Iceland.
Important to know for your RV rental in Iceland is the speed limit: 50 km/h (30 mph) within cities and towns, 80 km/h (50 mph) on rural gravel roads and 90 km/h (55 mph) when driving your campervan on paved rural roads or motorways. Iceland also advises lower speed limits with blue rectangular signs in trouble spots, such as sharp corners or single-lane bridges.
Anyone who chooses a campervan hire in Iceland will at some point drive the Ring Road, which extends around the entire coast of the country. It’s well-maintained and mostly paved, although there are stretches of gravel in the east. Elsewhere, most roads are paved and in good condition for a motorhome or campervan drive along the coast, although the more remote, the less maintenance they receive. Highland roads are often rocky and narrow and can be closed during winter.
Great news! You won’t face the need to pay tolls during your RV rental adventure in Iceland, except for some tunnels, such as the Hvalfjudor Tunnel which costs ISK 1,000 (8 EUR) to pass through.
Wild camping is allowed but unfortunately only in tents. That’s not as limiting for campervan travellers as it sounds, however. You can easily find spots to park an RV, especially in villages. And if you ask a landowner, they’ll often give you permission to park the van on their land too. Plus, there are plenty of campsites where you can park your campervan in Iceland — and many are starting to open even during the winter months.
The upside of the country’s financial crash in 2008 was that travelling around Iceland (road trips included!) became slightly less expensive. Nevertheless, it’s definitely not a cheap country. A meal can cost you 1,500-3,000kr (€11- €23), museum entry is around 1,000kr (€7,50), and a fancy hotel room comes in at 30,000-45,000kr (€224-€335) a night. Looking for a good way to save money on both accommodation and travelling? Hire a campervan in Iceland with Indie Campers and you’ll be covered on both fronts!
Iceland has four seasons — and can pass through all four in a single day. But, despite its name, it’s not as icy cold as you might expect, thanks to the Gulf Stream that brings warmth from the Caribbean — although this is also a reason for the weather’s changeability and frequent high winds and storms. The warmest months for an RV rental experience in Iceland are July and August - also the time of the midnight sun.
There are plenty of local specialities for you to sample during you campervan road trip in Iceland; from the salty snack that is fish jerky to skyr yoghurt, rye bread cooked in the hot springs, and, of course, the notorious fermented shark. Finished off with a shot of lava-filtered Reyka vodka.
Star in your own adventure movie with a visit to the dramatic and otherworldly land of ice and fire
Iceland is a country of extremes and opposites, where the long darkness of winter finds relief in the pinkish link of summer’s midnight sun. With 4,500 square miles of glacier, this really is a land of ice. But alongside frozen glaciers is fire: rumbling volcanoes, spurting geysers, and steaming geothermal lagoons. This is a place where future-forward technology and avant-garde architecture rub shoulders with tales of trolls, giants and the ‘hidden folk’: 37% of Icelanders say they believe that elves exist. With a campervan hire in Iceland, the top of the world, you can discover a land of unearthly beauty — by which we mean truly not of this earth. A landscape of charging waterfalls, 30-odd active volcanoes, erupting geysers, fragrant meadows, and rugged beaches. Go ice-climbing on a glacier. Spend the evenings lounging in geothermal pools. Take a whale-watching tour or explore the New Nordic culinary movement. Amp your holiday up a notch with a helicopter ride. But the best idea yet? Explore this spectacular land on four wheels with an RV rental/campervan hire in Iceland. Because this is road-trip terrain sent straight from heaven.
Sitting far from everything in the stormy North-Atlantic ocean, 168 miles from the Arctic Circle, Iceland is technically a part of Europe but feels a whole world away. No longer a secret, the country has been one of the hottest destinations around for at least a couple of years — and shows no sign of falling off our radars anytime soon. For good reason. Steaming hot geysers, looming icebergs, dramatic black lava beaches, and volcanoes always threatening to erupt — that’s just everyday life in Iceland. One of the least-densely populated nations on the planet, Iceland’s people are a resilient and tight-knit community with rich traditions — resourceful, creative, and daring.