Top 5 RV Parks in Iceland
The mountainous island of Iceland is a beautiful place that is often overlooked by many as an RV holiday destination, but its stunning landscapes, fjords and geysers make it an unforgettable place to tour around. There are a plethora of RV parks on the island, particularly along its coastal region and in the more populated south and western regions. Campervan hire Iceland is the maybe the only way to see all that Iceland has to offer the intrepid traveller.
Some may find Iceland’s massive selection of RV parks a bit overwhelming, but like anywhere there are good and bad campervan parks, as well as a few in between. To ensure you make the most of your RV holiday in Iceland stop in one of the top 5 RV parks in Iceland.
Úlfljótsvatn scout centre – Located in the Lake Constance region, this fantastic park is great for holidaymakers of all ages, from children to retirees looking for a great place to relax while enjoying this stunning region. The park has a number of restaurants onsite as well as a swimming pool, a supermarket and a playground. Guests staying here can also make use of the park’s bicycles to go on a scenic bicycle ride or can enjoy walking, horseback riding and canoeing. One of the main draws of Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof is its location. It is within a short distance from the lovely town of Lindau on the eastern tip of the magnificent Lake Constance close to the Austrian and Swiss borders.
Ásbyrgi campground – Located in the Vatnajökull National Park, this RV park has over 60 spaces that are equipped with electrical hook-ups. There are also showers and toilets on site for those travelling in compact RVs. The RV park is open from May to September and is the best place to explore the national park from. The Ásbyrgi campground is close to the Jökulsárgljúfur Visitor Centre that was formerly part of the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. From here, visitors can hike around the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, Áshöfði hill and Lake Ástjörn.
Thakgil Camping Ground – – Surrounded by picturesque mountains, this RV park is located in a lovely valley near the village of Vík. Apart from its tranquil location, one of the camping site’s main draws is its dining room that is built in a cave. It is an ideal place to go on hikes and explore the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the black sand beaches and the Skaftárhraun lava field.
Kerlingarfjöll Highland Resort – This inland resort is open year round and is the perfect place for nature lovers to spend a few nights. The resort is in a valley surrounded by magnificent mountains and the Hveradalir geothermal area. It is surrounded by hiking trails that range from easy walks to difficult hikes and after a day out guests can dine in the onsite restaurant that serves up traditional Icelandic cuisine.
Glaðheimar Cottages and camping – In the dramatic North Iceland region, this RV park is located in the small town of Blönduós along the Bland River near the coast of the Greenland Sea. It features an information centre that offers brochures of the off-the-beaten-path area and there is a swimming pool on site. Close by activities include whale watching, river rafting, horseback riding and winter skiing.