Best Camping in Iceland

Looking for the best camping in Iceland? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Iceland. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Explore Jokulsarlon, Iceland

    From Reykjavik, just head south on Hwy 1 for about 3 hours until you reach Jokulsarlon. It's just off both sides of the road and a bridge drives over it - you wont miss it. If facing east, the lake is on the left side of the road and the beach is ...

  • Hike through Þingvellir National Park

    From the visitor center there are several trails that lead into the countryside. Take the obvious trail down the ramp and into the gap where you can explore the beautiful terrain, waterfalls and historic sites. You could easily spend an entire day...

    2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Walk Behind A Hidden Waterfall at Kvernufoss

    Begin by driving to the Skogar Museum, just off the Ring Road (1). You will take the same turn to get here as you would to get to Skogafoss, so it makes sense to plan to see both at the same time. Just past the Skogar Museum on your left, you'll s...

    0.4 miles

  • Explore DC-3 Airplane Wreckage in Sólheimasandur

    If you've ever felt the urge to go to Iceland and explore one of the planet's most geographically fascinating locations, you've most likely seen photos similar to mine: dilapidated wreckage of an old airplane on a black sand beach. The United Stat...

  • Explore Iceland's Black Sands

    Since WWII, four US planes have perished above Iceland's black sands. Here is one of them, sunken into the beach in the middle of nowhere since 1973. After running out of fuel above the town of Vik, the crew mis-executed an emergency landing and f...

  • Explore Snæfellsjökull National Park

    When I planned my road trip through Iceland, I found plenty of information and advice online for the southwestern part of the island, as well as up north in the area around Akureyri and Lake Myvatn, but there isn't a whole lot to be found about th...

    2 miles

  • Backpack the Laugavegur Trail: Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk

    First things first - catch one of the buses to the trailhead at Landmannalaugar. We chose to leave from a small hostel in Hella and ended up riding for just over two hours to reach our destination. If anything is going to give you a taste of what'...

    34 miles -984.3 ft gain

  • Iceland Surf Expedition

    Iceland is always interesting with the weather fluctuating. Each day can lead you to face a new series of elements.One amazing thing about shooting in Iceland is the variation of colors in the sky brought on by being so far north on the Atlantic. ...

  • Hike to Sjónarnípa

    Skaftafell National Park is a portion of Vatnajökull National Park and easily accessible by car by Route 1 (the Ring Road). Sjónarnípa is a viewpoint overlooking the Skaftafell glacier and surrounding mountains. To hike to Sjónarnípa, begin at the...

  • Photograph Gardur Lighthouse, Iceland

    If you are like most travelers to Iceland, your time is spent around the ring road and Reykjavik. For those with extra time to spare and seeking solitude not far from the city, the old lighthouses of Gardur are a great place to spend a sunset.  On...

  • Backpack the Laugavegur Trail: Þórsmörk to Skógar

    If you are on your way to Iceland to trek the incredible Laugavegur trail, and you've read about the first part of the trek in this article, then don't miss out on the last 15 miles you should be adding to the trek. This trail actually continues o...

    15 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Camp in and Explore Borgarfjörður Eystri

    Every corner of Iceland will continue to surprise you in the most delightful way. Making the journey to the northeastern coast is no exception.Borgarfjörður Eystri will provide you with panoramic mountain views, harbor exploration and the chance t...