To help you prepare for an amazing and snag-free trip, we have prepared a list of our top 6 do’s and do nots when it comes to camping in Iceland.
Do bring the right equipment
Camping in Iceland is easy, if you are prepared. Make sure you have packed a tent designed to withstand the windy and rainy weather, as well as a warm sleeping bag. You won’t regret adding a sleeping pad to the mix: the cold from the ground creeps in during the night, and a pad can make your nights much more pleasant and warm by creating a much needed isolating layer.
Don’t underestimate the weather
Icelandic weather can be wild and unpredictable. The good news is that the weather forecast is usually pretty reliable, so make sure you keep a close eye on the Icelandic Met Office warnings. Thankfully stormy nights are few and far between in the summer, but it’s still a good idea to check out the Met Office forecast: if you know which way the rainy clouds are turning, you can travel the other way.
As we always say in Iceland, the best way to choose a traveling direction here is to follow the sun, and avoid the clouds.