If you are going to go to Iceland, then hiring a campervan or motorhome is the BEST way to do it. I eloped last year to Iceland and spent just over 2 weeks around Iceland in a motorhome, including driving round on the day of the wedding before the ceremony at 9pm! It’s an amazing country to visit and I’d really recommend heading over to the Westfjords too which have some amazing scenery. Driving is easy, mainly you stick to the ring road so you can’t really get lost!
I’ve included in this price a camping card which allows you to camp at many different sites across Iceland, as in – park up the campervan and use the facilities. Do not just park up on the side of the road, ESPECIALLY if you have no shower/toilet facilitators. Not only is it disrespectful to the people of Iceland, it is damaging to the countryside and it is now illegal. The camping card is great as you get up to around 28 nights of camping and I was able to sell my card after my trip and got over half back on what I paid for it. June is a lovely time to go, I was there last year end of May early June and it was lovely, gorgeous lupins, snow capped volcanos – can you tell I enjoyed it?
I’ve also included excess insurance as Iceland has some pretty extreme weather and roads can be gravel so it is good to have excess insurance. I was thankful I took it out as after over two weeks of driving on the last day I managed to rip the bumper and taillights off the motorhome, major damage after there was a huge hole in a car park! If you don’t want this then you can take of the Questor insurance (note, this is cheaper than taking out the insurance excess with the rental company).
Trip idea: After landing, head to Reykjavik to collect the campervan and I’d head straight out of the city to join the ring road, stopping at the Bonus supermarket en-route for groceries. Depending on your itinerary, I’d head South, but there is so many gorgeous places to see you’ll be stuck for choice, the black sand beaches and gorgeous fjords – if anyone wants any specific tips, just shout. In my opinion, the Blue Lagoon is overrated, but there are plenty of other hot pools such as Myvatn Lakes and the ‘hidden’ pool near to Skogafoss, but you can take your pick. You’ll return to Reykjavik on 13th June where you will drop off the campervan and have a final night in the city at ‘I sleep Reykjavik’ before making your way to the airport on 14th June.
Euro623/£500 for campervan via kukucampers.is £533.71
2 x Flights from Luton to Iceland book at Easyjet £119.96
£63.89 Motorhome/Campervan Excess Insurance book at Questor Insurance
Camping Card Euro 149/£127.64
1 night in ‘I sleep Reykjavik’ £83