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When travelling in a campervan in Iceland, it is important to know you have to park in one of the many campsites in Iceland overnight unless you get permission from a landowner to park elsewhere.

The website tjalda.is is excellent for choosing where you park for the night but since there are so many camping grounds in Iceland we decided to make a list of a few we think are great!

Hamragarðar

Gljúfrabúi waterfall Chris 73 / Wikimedia Commons [GFDL 1.3 or CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons
This campsite is situated just further down the road from the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. Another beautiful waterfall, Gljúfrabúi, is also nearby so this campsite is a true waterfall paradise.

We also recommend you walk up the small mountain Fagrafell for a different but spectacular view of Eyjafjöll and South Iceland.

The campsite has all the facilities you could want, toilets, washing machines, hot showers and cooking facilities.

Borgarfjörður Eystri

This campsite is in the East Fjords, and while it is just the standard campsite, Borgarfjörður eystri is a town worth the visit. The town is most famous for its crystals and renowned elf sites. We recommend you don’t miss this small town on your travel around Iceland.

Bjarkarlundur

If you are going to the West Fjords, stop by Bjarkarlundur. Apart from the standard facilities, there is a minigolf course and a playground.

Nearby to the campsite is Berufjarðarvatn lake which is full of trout and sea trout (you will need to buy a permit though if you want to fish there) and Barmahlíð.

Bjarkarlundur has a few hiking routes you can choose from to explore the beautiful area.

Á, Skarðsströnd

This beautiful and remote campsite in Snæfellnes peninsula is perfect for those who want to experience something out of the way. There are two campsites there, both owned by the nearby farm Á.

The campsite is not far from the beautiful Breiðafjörður, with its thousands of islands and vibrant bird life.

 

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