Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Would you go RVing in/around Iceland if you had the chance?

You’ve seen the beautiful photos of Iceland, and you’ve probably heard about the Ring Road, which takes you on an 800-mile loop of the stunning island, but have you yet made the trek over yet to see it in person?

A week is what’s recommended to drive the Ring Road. Of course, you could do it in less time, but there’s so much to see that you probably wouldn’t want to. The vast majority of the highway is a paved, two-lane road, but there are some small unpaved stretches and one-way bridges. The drive itself is easy and can easily be done in a small, dinky car (no AWD required), but you’d want to be in an RV, right?

There are tons of companies that are renting campervans in Iceland right now (some are booked out a year or more in advance!). There are many primitive camping spots as well as formal campgrounds, so you’ll never need to search too far for a place to stop for the night.

If you had the opportunity, would you go? Please tell us in the poll below. If you’ve ever been, leave a comment, we’d love to hear about your experience.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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jillie (@guest_83427)
3 years ago

I have heard nothing but great things about Iceland. My mother years ago did a Greek Island tour and loved it. Didn’t invite me but she went. Come to think of it she didn’t invite me on a lot of those trips. Goes without saying. We are waiting to hear if Disney is going to do cruises. We want to do the Halloween one.

Hank (@guest_83335)
3 years ago

We just returned from a cruise with Viking from Australia and New Zealand! We loved it. We stayed an extra 5 days in New Zealand and rented a car. It was fabulous. We sure would like to return and do it in an RV for at least 3 months. We have heard for that length of time it would be a good idea to buy a used rig and sell it when you get ready to leave.
I think the same idea in Iceland would be great! But only for a couple of weeks or so!

Gary Reed (@guest_83332)
3 years ago

I traveled there for business 25 years ago. We toured the entire country doing a machine survey on the construction equipment we manufacture. Very interesting place and people. We flew into the artic circle to inspect customer machines there. People were very friendly.
We toured the test sites where they tested the first moon rover because that area so resembled the moon surface. Amazing country.

Patricia Neuzil (@guest_83331)
3 years ago

I first went to Iceland almost 20 years ago on a bus tour and ended up marrying the bus driver. We’ve been full-timing for over 6 years and a few years ago rented an RV in Iceland for a couple of weeks. It’s such a beautiful country.

Robert Bower (@guest_83326)
3 years ago

We’ve been there. Loved it. A unique place. Would love to do it in an RV.

TravelingMan (@guest_83308)
3 years ago

A bad day camping beats a great day at work ANYTIME / ANYWHERE! Let’s GO!

Tom H. (@guest_83307)
3 years ago

Looks like an interesting place, but I hate to fly. So, no thanks.

Phil Strong (@guest_83294)
3 years ago

I was stationed there for a year with the USAF. Toured the island extensively. My memories are of lava flows and waterfalls, not much more. I have never forgot the day I was finally able to leave.

Erica Hammer (@guest_83293)
3 years ago

Last summer we spent 2 1/2 weeks there in a rental RV. Saw so much of the beautiful country. It is a wonderful place to visit, and doing it by RV is definitely the way to go!

Bob p (@guest_83292)
3 years ago

No need to leave this beautiful country, I haven’t seen all of it yet, and won’t in this lifetime.

Sam Ferguson (@guest_83284)
3 years ago

I spent a year there compliments of Uncle Sam. I got to see a lot of the island but did not get to take a trip around the island but got to see the waterfall,whale bay and the lava flow. Got to fly over the volcano off the coast. Would love to take my wife there.

Marty chambers (@guest_83281)
3 years ago

I remember when Chuck went and he loved it.

His stories and pictures were wonderful and he obviously had a great time.

Enough info for me, I would go if I ever had the chance.

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