0: Prepare for Iceland


Welcome to the first step of your vacation, the preparation before actually going there. We trust you have booked your Camper Iceland vehicle with www.campericeland.is or your whole trip with www.iceland.ch

Plan the next step

Have you checked your booking confirmation.

  1. Does the vehicle pick up time and date mach your flight schedule
  2. Have you booked all Extras
  3. Have you booked a shuttle from the airport to the rental station

Plan your trip

Read our travel Information and plan your trip accordingly. The Link can be found here. There is also a car atlas for smart phones that could be interesting to use, find it here. We highly reccomend driving between 0-200Km per day. More then that will just be stressful and you miss out being in the nature. Hiking to the rivers and water falls is a unique experience. 

Get to know your vehicle

We have a section with instruction videos. Make sure to watch it before you come to Iceland. Look at the vehicle you booked and the similar once in case you get upgraded. Here are our instruction videos. If you have rented a 4×4 vehicle make sure you read our 4×4 manual

What to bring

We Icelanders have a easy going culture. There is hardly a dress code unless you want to meet the president. What we do is wear a pair of Jeans, a fleece jacket (we think we have the best brands 66N, Cintamani etc.) and when it gets really cold a hat and gloves will be added. Plus we have something called “Kuldagalli”. This is a rainproof overall that feels like wearing a sleeping bag. Iceland will have all weathers when you go there, so do not forget to pack short pants, swimming gear, hiking pants and warm jacket. 

Here is a couple of things you might want to pack:

  • Jacket
  • Waterproof shoes or boots
  • If you are going to hike, bring good hiking shoes
  • Light shoes for driving
  • Thermal base layers. mid layers (or Fleece Jacket)
  • Towel, Flip Flops, swimming clothes
  • Smart Phone
  • External Powerpack to charge the phone
  • Travel adapter plugs (in Iceland we have the EU plug, same as Germany)
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Memory Cards
  • Spare batteries
  • Other camera accessories
  • Luggage and Backpack
  • Undearwear, socks, T-Shirt, Trousers, Jackets etc. 
  • Chapstick, Sunscreen
  • If you are a person that gets cold easily bring a hat, gloves and a scarf
  • Pocket knife (must not be in the carry on items), some tape and a first aid kit

Winter Time

  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Warm winter coat
  • Fleeces, sweaters, hoodies
  • Pants, Tops and Bottoms
  • Waterproof Shoes or Boots
  • Other Clothing & Winter gear
  • Wool socks
  • Underwear
  • Windproof warm gloves
  • Windproof warm hat
  • Scarf
  • Swimming Gear
  • Towel
  • Sandals / Shower shoes
  • Waterproof bag
  • Smartphone
  • External powerpack
  • Travel adaptor plugs, we have EU standard like germans
  • Headphones
  • Chargers
  • Cables
  • Tablet/laptop/e-Reader
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Memory cards
  • Spare batteries
  • Camera Accessories (lenses, case, strap, chargers, etc.)
  • Luggage & Backpacks
  • Suitcase
  • Day bag
  • Toiletries
  • Moisturizer
  • Chapstick
  • Sun protection
  • Deodorant/Fragrance
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Cosmetics / Haircare
  • Hygiene Products
  • Medications
  • Other ______________
  • Other items
  • Jewelery / Watch
  • Travel Journal
  • Reading materials
  • Cards/games
  • Day pack
  • Waterproof cover for bag
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Safety gear