Camping in Iceland

At Spottocamp you can find 18 fantastic campsites in Iceland. Whether you go by tent, camper or caravan, we find the best places to give you a great holiday.

What is the best period for camping in Iceland?
The best time to camp in Iceland is the months May to July. This is when there is less rain and the most hours of sunshine per day. With a maximum temperature of 12 degrees, July is the hottest month in Iceland.

What does camping cost in Iceland?
The average price of a campsite in Iceland is ISK 2,419 per night. This is an average price based on a car and two persons with a tent, caravan or camper.

On holiday in Iceland.

If you think of Iceland, you will quickly think that it is always icy and cold there. Especially when you see that this country is situated near the polar circle. This assumption is partly correct. In the winter, it is mostly cool, snow falls regularly and you can therefore speak of serious winter conditions. However, there is a 'but' and that is that it is not as cold as you would think. Because Iceland is surrounded by relatively warm ocean water, the cold is tempered. This also applies to the summer. Then the water has a cooling effect, because the water temperatures are relatively low.

The climate in Iceland

Iceland, with its name and location, gives the impression that it is always freezing cold. Considering the rather northern location, it is not so bad when it comes to cold and ice. Iceland's most northerly part is almost at the Arctic Circle and has a cold maritime climate (type Cfc according to the climate system), changing into a tundra climate (type ET). Winters are on the cool side and summers are also fairly cold. Remarkable for Iceland is the often rather rough weather, which suits the equally rough landscape of the island. The many depressions that are rushed over Iceland in quick succession often cause inclement weather with rain (or snow) in combination with strong winds. Especially the sometimes fierce gusts of wind in combination with cold rain or snow can make it unpleasant on the plains and in the streets of Iceland. The island, which is full of volcanic activity, also has water that is sprayed into the air by geysers. This spewing hot water is a phenomenon that adds to the natural beauty of the island.

Climate table

Month Temperature Sunshine hours p/d Days of precipitation p/m Precipitation p/m
January -7°C to -1°C
1 hours
1 16
February -5°C to -1°C
2 hours
2 14
March -3°C to 1°C
3 hours
3 17
April -2°C to 4°C
4 hours
4 18
May 2°C to 8°C
6 hours
6 16
June 5°C to 10°C
6 hours
6 15
July 7°C to 12°C
6 hours
6 16
August 6°C to 11°C
5 hours
5 17
September 3°C to 8°C
4 hours
4 18
October -1°C to 4°C
2 hours
2 20
November -3°C to 1°C
1 hours
1 18
December -6°C to -1°C
0 hours
0 19

Top rated

Discover our top rated campsites in Iceland.

Camping Geysir

Selfoss

Camping Reykjavik

Reykjavík

Camping Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar

Camping Sandgerdi

Sandgerdi

Varmahlid campsite

Varmahlid

Camping Bjarteyjarsandur

Hvalfjarðarvegur

Thingvellir National Park Campground

Selfoss

Camping Fjalladyrd

Mödrudalur

Camping Arnastapi

Arnarstapi

Camping Seljalandsfoss

Vestmannaeyjar

Saudarkrokur campsite

Saudarkrokur

Holar campsite

Hjaltadalur

Camping Djupivogur

Djúpivogur

Hveravellir

Hveravellir