A few weeks ago, we gave you a few pointers on where to camp in East Iceland. Now it is time for North Iceland.
North Iceland, like the rest of the country, has a plethora of places to visit, so spending a few days there is a good idea.
Check out our selection of cozy-campers to find the right one for you. Remember, you must camp overnight in camping grounds in Iceland.
Mývatn lake is one of the places one must visit when travelling in North Iceland. The lake itself is incredibly beautiful, but nearby Dimmuborgir, Mývatn Nature Baths, Krafla Volcano and Námaskarð hot spring area are also a must to visit.
Húsavík is the whale watching capital of Iceland. The small town is the home to one of Iceland’s best whale museums. If that wasn’t enough, the incredibly lush and beautiful Ásbyrgi and Dettifoss Waterfall are nearby. Ásbyrgi would also be a great place to camp.
The biggest town of North Iceland is worth a stop. The town has a beautiful botanical garden, plenty of museums, and everything a town should have. Goðafoss Waterfall is not far from the town, but we recommend you do a day tour to Hrísey, a small island in Eyjafjörður fjord.
Skagafjörður is an area in Northwest Iceland that is sadly overlooked by many tourists. The main reason probably being the distance from the Ring Road. At least it can’t be a lack of activities as there are so many things to do and see in the area.
Hofsós is a tiny and charming village by the sea. It’s home to a public infinity pool with a million-dollar view. You can go horseback riding, river rafting, or take a boat to a little island called Drangey where you’ll find plenty of puffins. Get soaked in a hot spring by the ocean, or learn history through virtual reality. The list goes on and on.
When you’ve spent the whole day exploring the area you can stay at a really nice and cozy camping site in Varmahlíð. Even though it’s conveniently located right by the Ring Road, you won’t notice as you’ll be surrounded by plenty of trees.
One of the northern-most towns in North Iceland. This small but beautiful town is well worth the visit. To drive up the Tröllaskagi peninsula from Akureyri and spend some time in the remote towns there is a way to enjoy Iceland away from crowds. There’s an old mountain road leading to the town, which used to be the highest mountain road in Iceland. Today it is used for hiking, horse riding and pleasure driving.
If you go to the West Fjords during your trip in Iceland, we recommend you stop in Hvammstangi before going there. The small town is the home of the Icelandic Seal Museum.Back to blog