As most of you know Iceland is not a cheap country when it comes to accommodation. Camping can be a great way for keeping costs low. After all it is the nature Iceland is famous for so why not spend most of your time in nature? Iceland has many beautiful campsites along the ring road which are all clearly indicated, you can’t miss them. You can find some campsites which offer great views and facilities. All of them on a unique location.
This campsite is right next to the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall close to the main road. In summer it can get busy, but you should be able to find a good spot. The location is what makes this one a must stay. You can find Gljúfrabúi waterfall right in front of the campsite which literally means “The one that lives within the canyon”. It’s one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Iceland. Get up early and avoid the crowds at both of these waterfalls. It will definitely make for an awesome experience.
The facilities here are not that great but the location totally make up for it. You can find a shared kitchen with everything you’ll need. However in case of bad weather it can get crowded in there. There are only 2 showers which costs 100 ISK for 1 minute of shower time and 4 toilets for an estimated 300 guests in high season so you might have to wait in line.
Price: 3900 ISK for 2 adults (€30) (showers not included)
Situated in the center of Seyðisfjörður at the innermost point of the Seyðisfjörður Fjord you can find this campsite. It’s one of the most picturesque villages in all of Iceland. During the summer months it can get crowded on Tuesday and Wednesday when the ferry is on its summer schedule.
The surroundings of this camping ground are amazing. You’ll see small waterfalls everywhere in this fjord. Not to mention the beautiful village itself with the rainbow road you might have seen on a photograph. The road leading here is covered in fog often, but it’s one of the most beautiful roads in all of Iceland. It could also be seen in the famous longboard scene from the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”.
The facilities here are great. You’ll find a kitchen and dining room, clean showers, barbecue, washing machine, a dryer and internet connection free of charge.
Price: 3.533 ISK for 2 adults (€28)
This campsite is located right before road 68 that leads into the West Fjords right next to Saeberg hostel.
Being at the seafront and equipped with a hot pool it is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. 😉
The campsite has a shared kitchen with enough space and big windows which offers a great view while cooking. There are also clean toilets and shared showers free of charge.
There is no reception at this campsite. Usually someone comes around in the evening and/or morning to collect the money from those who did not pay already.
Price: 3000 ISK for 2 adults (€24)
This one is nested by the fjord Arnarfjörður. It is located by the sea right next to the sports centre. Waking up with a view over the fjord and the harbor makes this campsite definitely one to remember.
You can pay inside at the reception desk of the sports centre. The campsite has great facilities however it does not have a kitchen to cook your own meals, but if you brought your own gas stove that should not be a problem.
You can use the showers in the sports centre, but they close around 9 PM. Toilets are available outside in some sort of container and are really clean and nicely heated. Electricity is also available on the camping ground.
Price: 3400 ISK (€27)
Almost at the most western tip of the Snaefellsness Peninsula you can find this beautiful campsite surrounded by the mountain Enni in the fishing town called Olafsvik.
The campsite is operated by the tourist information centre in town. Usually someone comes around in the evening to collect the money.
The facilities are only recently build here and are really clean and modern. You can find cooking facilities, showers, toilets, and electricity here and you can empty your waste tank in case you are travelling in a mobile home.
Price: 3000 ISK for 2 adults (€24)
In north Iceland you’ll find this campsite which offers a beautiful view over the fishing town of Husavik. It is located close to the town center so if you need something from the grocery store it is only a short walk away.
It has all the basic facilities like showers, toilets, cooking facilities, washing machine and electricity. There is also a playground in case you are travelling with kids.
Usually someone comes around in the evening to collect the money.
Price: 3300 ISK for 2 adults (€26)
If you’re travelling in off season remember to check the opening times of the campsites. Most campsites are open from the end of May till the end of September. If the campsites are closed it is often allowed to still stay there overnight but you won’t have access to most of the facilities. It is only logical to clean up after yourself to preserve the beautiful nature of Iceland.