Can you park your motorhome anywhere in Iceland?

Iceland made it illegal to park and camp outside of designated camping zones in recent years. While it’s tempting, this means that it’s super risky to stop and sleep anywhere in your Iceland camper unless you have permission from the landowner.

Is Iceland campervan friendly?

The freedom and convenience of Iceland by campervan can’t be overstated. Iceland campervan rentals are also cheaper than both motorhomes and staying at hotels with a rental car.

Can I take my motorhome to Iceland?

So, to answer the question: “Was it worth it to bring our own camper van to Iceland?” Our answer is: “Absolutely!”

Can you sleep in parking lots Iceland?

Spending the night in a vehicle outside of a campsite or private property with permission of the owner is illegal, so no parking lots etc. If you stay at a campsite you have to pay the fee. It doesn’t matter if you sleep in the car, in a tent etc.

Where can I shower in Iceland campervan?

Bathe In Hot Springs: There are also quite a few natural pools you can bathe in as well as Seljavallalaug between Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. That pool is free of charge, and since no one is there to take care of it, people are expected to leave nothing behind.

Can I Free camp in Iceland?

And in Iceland, you can legally camp for free. Sort of. As a general rule, you can set up a tent for one night on any uncultivated public land for free and start exploring Iceland’s hidden gems.

Where can I park my camper van in Reykjavik?

Your first option is staying at a campsite in town. There’s one located just 3 km away from the Reykjavik city center called Eco Campsite. It’s open all year round and has a capacity of 900 people. You get the best of both worlds here.

Can you wild camp in a campervan in Iceland?

Wild camping in Iceland is more an exception than a rule. For example, it is now illegal to spend the night in tent trailers, tent campers, caravans, camper vans, and also cars and similar, outside organized campsites or urban areas without permission from the land owner.

Are campsites in Iceland free?

No, camping in Iceland is not free. Since 2015, free camping has been prohibited in Iceland with a motor vehicle like an RV or campervan, and in most parts of the country, even if you camp in a tent.

Can you sleep anywhere in a campervan?

Yes, you absolutely can live full-time in a motorhome, if that’s what you want to do. There are no laws stopping you from doing so – you must just ensure that your vehicle has passed its MOT and is fully road legal.

How much does campsite cost in Iceland?

Camping is by far the cheapest form of accommodation in Iceland. Campsite prices range anywhere from 1375 ISK to 2750 ISK or about €10 to €20 per person.