From London: Campervan around Iceland June 2017, inc flights, campervan + insurance, all campsites & Reykjavik hotel £464.10pp - £928.20 @ Trivago
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From London: Campervan around Iceland June 2017, inc flights, campervan + insurance, all campsites & Reykjavik hotel £464.10pp - £928.20 @ Trivago

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Found 7th JanMade hot 7th Jan
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.

Breakdown
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
Total £928.20/£464.10pp

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Original Poster

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The pic in my Avatar is in Iceland too.

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We hired a car and drove around Iceland, stopped when we wanted and took in the scenery....unspoilt surroundings, easy driving and zero traffic. Would definitely recommend it.....Although we did it when it was -17 degrees
Edited by: "bhunterno1" 9th Jan

june 2016 ?

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tomminator

june 2016 ?



Hahaha, I've amended it!

Thats a rather small campervan for two people. The bed must be tiny!

That is the least campervanest looking campervan I've ever seen.

You ELOPED?! Sounds like you should write a book! By the way, do you by any chance work for STA?!

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RogerN

You ELOPED?! Sounds like you should write a book! By the way, do you by … You ELOPED?! Sounds like you should write a book! By the way, do you by any chance work for STA?!



Yep, it was epic, got married at 9pm in the evening next to an unknown waterfall surrounded by baby lambs, snow capped volcanos and fields of purple lupins. No, I don't working for STA.

Another fantastic deal! Loved Iceland and this is definitely the way to see the island

Dumping a mattress in a van does not a camper make.

Is everything in Iceland still crazy expensive?

gazdoubleu

Is everything in Iceland still crazy expensive?



You can eat out fairly cheaply but drinks at pubs/clubs are horrendously priced.

Sounds like a great place to go, is it feasible to position yourself in the centre and do day trips?

rachelandgromit

Yep, it was epic, got married at 9pm in the evening next to an unknown … Yep, it was epic, got married at 9pm in the evening next to an unknown waterfall surrounded by baby lambs, snow capped volcanos and fields of purple lupins. No, I don't working for STA.



Baby lambs? As opposed to grown up lambs?

What a great deal. I would love to visit Iceland again to do this but the exchange rate makes such a difference to the cost of eating out. I last visited oct 2012 and got 189 krona to the pound. Currently only 133 krona so a massive 30 per cent more expensive. Obviously you can cook all your own meals but the quality of ingredients there is so good and the food is delicious!

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jumpinoffthbed

Sounds like a great place to go, is it feasible to position yourself in … Sounds like a great place to go, is it feasible to position yourself in the centre and do day trips?



Centre? If you mean from Reykjavik then not really. Iceland is so vast I think it would be difficult.

We ate out once in just over 2 weeks and found it quite expensive but we were able to cook all our meals in our motorhome - if you find farmers markets you can get produce reasonably priced although Bonus and Netto were good value. Get any alcohol at duty free in the airport as it is very expensive for alcohol. We got a bottle of Amaretto when we arrived.

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deeky

Baby lambs? As opposed to grown up lambs?



Yep I define baby lambs as cute little ones just born and older lambs not cute just lambs. I also have the same theory for baby calves, baby kittens etc! Depends on the cuteness X)

gazdoubleu

Is everything in Iceland still crazy expensive?



​No not at all, you can get a prawn ring and a seafood platter for only £3 each, have you not seen the adverts! X)

sooo tempted and thank you for posting.

is there a minimum age for the rental of the camper van?

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FantaPants6661

is there a minimum age for the rental of the camper van?



The kuku campers website gives an option for aged 20 and upwards so as long as you aren't under 20 you should be fine.

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beard7

Ah there's a music festival called "secret solstice" in Iceland this June … Ah there's a music festival called "secret solstice" in Iceland this June and it looks pretty awesome. I was thinking this would be great to combine with it. BUT that isn't a camper van it's a Renault Kangoo! You're paying to live in a small van. If it were converted really well it may make an OK weekend camper, but can't see it being good for a whole month.



The Solstice is 16-18th June. You are only in the campervan for a week and you can look at the other options that Kuku offers as they do have better ones for extra. When I went I hired a motorhome with Airbnb so it was a fair bit more expensive but convenient, if it hadn't been my wedding/honeymoon I'd of probably gone for a camper. The campsites we used were very clean and there are lots of swimming pools too for showers etc.

Recently watched Rick Stein Long Weekend in Iceland

Was breathtaking.

Jagsmash

Dumping a mattress in a van does not a camper make.


and it's not even a transit van!

Jagsmash

Dumping a mattress in a van does not a camper make.



It makes a shagmobile.

Gitfinger

and it's not even a transit van!



If it was a transit then somebody would be dumping the mattress at a layby and driving off...

Thanks for posting, info much appreciated..booking for 3 of us, didn't think of doing a self drive

Banned

Can you drink and drive in Iceland? How strict are they

BrianSewell

Can you drink and drive in Iceland? How strict are they


Would you seriously drink and drive anywhere? Biting my tongue.

bhunterno1

We hired a car and drove around Iceland, stopped when we wanted and took … We hired a car and drove around Iceland, stopped when we wanted and took in the scenery....unspoilt surroundings, easy driving and zero traffic. Would definitely recommend it.....Although we did it when it was -17


Iceland was only 17?

BrianSewell

Can you drink and drive in Iceland? How strict are they


Course you can! You can drink and drive anywhere and every where you do it, you're a complete idiot.

Link no worko

Banned

NikLP

Would you seriously drink and drive anywhere? Biting my tongue.


lol i just looked it up: zero tolerance basically!
So this deal involves driving around in the freezing cold, slaving in a makeshift kitchen everyday, eating food from Netto- and you have to do it all stone cold sober!! Hold me back!!!

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BrianSewell

lol i just looked it up: zero tolerance basically!So this deal involves … lol i just looked it up: zero tolerance basically!So this deal involves driving around in the freezing cold, slaving in a makeshift kitchen everyday, eating food from Netto- and you have to do it all stone cold sober!! Hold me back!!!



That's how I spent my wedding and honeymoon! Driving a motorhome in a wedding dress with a Lonely Planet, stopping off briefly at a café eating a panini in the back of motorhome surrounded by Icelandic horses. Actually it was epic! Just a minor correction though, in June it isn't freezing, it was really pleasant.

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rachelandgromit

That's how I spent my wedding and honeymoon! Driving a motorhome in a … That's how I spent my wedding and honeymoon! Driving a motorhome in a wedding dress with a Lonely Planet, stopping off briefly at a café eating a panini in the back of motorhome surrounded by Icelandic horses. Actually it was epic! Just a minor correction though, in June it isn't freezing, it was really pleasant.


when you put it like that it sounds pretty awesome actually

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BrianSewell

when you put it like that it sounds pretty awesome actually



If you zoom in to the picture in post #2 you can see us next to the waterfall on our wedding day (this was around 830pm in the evening).

We got married on 1st June, so to give you an idea of scenery at this time of year here are a few snaps. It was actually suprisingly warm and most of these pictures were taken in the evening but it was 23 hours of daylight.

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Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 9th Jan

jumpinoffthbed

Sounds like a great place to go, is it feasible to position yourself in … Sounds like a great place to go, is it feasible to position yourself in the centre and do day trips?


You don't want to position yourself in the centre, nothing but wilderness and glaciers. We've stayed in Reykjavik twice and visited plenty of amazing places driving from there but our next trip will be a circuit of the island to get to those places that were too far away.

rachelandgromit

If you zoom in to the picture in post #2 you can see us next to the … If you zoom in to the picture in post #2 you can see us next to the waterfall on our wedding day (this was around 830pm in the evening).We got married on 1st June, so to give you an idea of scenery at this time of year here are a few snaps. It was actually suprisingly warm and most of these pictures were taken in the evening but it was 23 hours of daylight.



Looks amazing although not sure about your make up (_;)

I'd love to go back but for something big enough for the 4 of us in the School Holidays it is coming out at 4 - 5 times as much :-(

your Iceland trip looks beautiful, congratulations, im hoping to plan a trip with my 25 yr old son and 17 yrold daughter for her 18th in August. Any advice appreciated, Love the idea of camper van wondered where you got yours? Also when you used camping cards did they check id as am hoping can just get one family one and pass daughter off as under 16, cheeky I know but single parent on a budget.
Thanks for the inspiration
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