Prepare for Iceland

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing Camper Iceland. Your Iceland holiday is coming up soon and we would like to prepare you as much as possible before your trip to Iceland. We trust you have booked your Camper Iceland vehicle with or your whole trip with

1. Your booking:
Make sure the following data is entered correctly into our system by visiting our Pre Check In system.
  • Does the vehicle pick up time and date match your flight schedule?
  • Have you booked all Extras?
  • Have you booked the right insurance? CDW Options Camper Iceland 
  • Do you want to lower your self risk to 0 Euro? Excess Guarantee for hired vehicles
  • Do you want to book a shuttle? Shuttle service 
  • To save time at the rental station please check this data carefully:
    • Number of passengers
    • Flight numbers / arrival and departure time
    • Email
    • Mobile phone number
    • Address
    • Date of birth
    • Driving license number / issue place / and expiry date (if available)

2. Your accommodation:

Do you arrive late at night or do you have to leave early in the morning? Spend a night in our Nordic Guest House. This is located next to our rental station in Keflavik. Do you prefer a hotel with private facility? We are also happy to make a reservation for you at a nice hotel near the rental station.

3. Your vehicle:
  • Check out our instruction videos: Instruction videos
  • Are you traveling with a 4×4 vehicle? Please read our 4×4 manual for our 4×4 categories carefully: 4×4 Manual Camper Iceland
  • Do you have a problem with the vehicle during the trip? Here you find troubleshooting, garages around Iceland and a special contact form that puts you into priority mode.

4. Travelling in Iceland:
  • Travel Information 
  • Packing tips can be found below
  • Do you have a problem with the vehicle during the trip? Here you find troubleshooting, garages around Iceland and a special contact form that puts you into priority mode.

5. Driving in Iceland:

  • How to drive in Iceland: please watch the videos: How to drive in Iceland
  • Do you have a problem with the vehicle during the trip? Here you find troubleshooting, garages around Iceland and a special contact form that puts you into priority mode. Please use this code for the login: camper2019


6. Camping in Iceland:


7. Weather and road conditions in Iceland:


8. Activities in Iceland:

  • There you find carefully chosen activities in Iceland and they can be booked online via: Activities in Iceland


9. Rental station Camper Iceland:

Opening hours for Pick Up: 9am – 5pm every day
Opening hours for Drop Off: 9am – 4pm every day

What to bring

Packing list for your trip to Iceland

Packing list for your trip to Iceland

The most important thing you need to know is that the weather in Iceland is unpredictable and changes all the time. You need to be prepared for sun, rain, wind and snow. We want to help you and will give you a few tips for your Packing list for Iceland.

The climate of Iceland is cold oceanic but more temperate than thanks to the North Atlantic Current. The average temperature during the winter is around 2°C in Iceland but it can be up to -10°C in different areas. During the summer, temperatures range between 12 – 26 °C.

It’s very important that you invest in good quality gear to keep you warm and dry. Don’t forget your sunglasses and swimsuits for your visit in Iceland because the Hot Pots await you!

It doesn’t matter what season you travel in you will need to wear layers to be warm, comfortable, and ready for any type of weather.

Pack a small backpack or day bag where you can throw all you gear into for day trips. You’ll probably need to carry a few things with you during the day like water bottles, camera, beanies, gloves, etc. and will need somewhere to put those things while you’re exploring waterfalls and volcanoes.

You will need to pack a sleeping mask if you travel during the summertime as it never gets dark at this time of the year. Instead of the Northern lights, you’ll be enjoying the Midnight sun!

You won’t need an umbrella: Iceland is windy and makes umbrellas useless. Better to choose extra rain clothing instead!

The water in Iceland is pure and of course drinkable too.

Bring a travel adapter with you to charge phone, laptops, etc. Iceland uses European plugs.

Things that you should definitely pack:

  • Fleece jacket / lightweight wool sweater
  • Rainproof / windproof jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Walking shoes with a good tread / grip
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hat (toque/beanie)
  • Swimsuit
  • Thermal underwear (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Waterproof hiking boots (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Warm socks (specifically for winter and highland travel/activities)
  • Sunglasses

Are you in the area of Myvatn? During summertime bring a insect repellent or fly masks/nets (especially useful for horse riding). We sell them also at our rental station (Camper Iceland).

A special note for horse riders

All gear, including the loan of boots, helmets and overalls, is provided for horse riding tours in Iceland. To protect Icelandic horses from serious diseases, it is strictly forbidden to bring any used horse riding gear or clothing from other countries to Iceland.

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
  • Jewelry / Watch
  • Travel Journal
  • Reading materials
  • Cards/games
  • Day pack
  • Waterproof cover for bag
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Safety gear