Camping is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do. I remember when I was little, we would “go camping” in the backyard, spending about 3 to 5 hours playing. When we are kids, our imagination is big, so it actually felt quite real. When we grow up, it is a whole new experience, you enjoy it differently. You spend a long time getting things ready for the perfect camping night, fixing the guitar strings, and burning marshmallows. That all sounds fun, but there is nothing quite like Camping In Iceland In September.

Camping In Iceland In September

Weather wise, Iceland can be pretty windy and unpredictable, but September is when the winter strike us faster than we would like it to. That is why you should always be prepared to go Camping In Iceland In September.

And although you will still have a taste of the summer at the beginning of the month, you must be ready to face the rain and sudden temperature changes.

Make sure to bring the correct gear, that way you will experience a worry-free camping time.

I simply love how beautiful Iceland is in September. Naturally, colors start changing, green starts to fade, creating stunning autumn landscapes. The best thing about this time of the year, is that you will still be able to do most of the summer activities! Also, many camping sites will still be open.

In my opinion, there is nothing like avoiding the summer crowds. I love to see nature and the places at their purest, getting a more local experience. Those are some of the biggest advantages of Camping In Iceland In September.

Camping In Iceland In Iceland

There are other advantages such as finding better prices (saving money is very important in Iceland) on flights, tours and more.

The main thing I love about camping is that you have the freedom to do what you want whenever you want. Unlike traditional accommodations where they have certain schedules for pretty much everything.

Before I mention the things you can see and do while Camping In Iceland In September, I would like to remark that is very important to take care of our fragile nature.

Camping In Iceland In September

Always make sure that you are not doing any harm to our lands. Completely avoid littering, burning, cutting, digging etc. keep things clean and respect the nature, that is one piece of advice I will always give, despite of where you are.

One thing to keep in mind always, is that you are only allowed to camp in campsites. This however is not a problem at all! Our country is packed with them! I am certain that you will always have a campsite, despite of where the night takes you. Thanks to this, you will be more comfortable as you will have water, bathrooms, and other services that will make the camping experience more bearable.

Now let’s hop to the most fun part! You are probably wondering what can be done while Camping In Iceland In September? The answer is quite easy, there is plenty of things to do! In fact, one of the most beautiful experiences you can have in our country is best seen in September, the Aurora Borealis.

Luckily, we get to see this breathtaking phenomenon in our country from September through April, thanks to the darker nights, along with other conditions like solar activity.

It would also be a very good idea to do some volcano tours, as they start going offseason until spring.

Volcanoes are pretty important in Iceland. Thanks to them, our geography and landscapes are unique and full of life. They really got so much to tell, so this is a must do in my opinion.

Camping In Iceland In September

Camping In Iceland In September – Be Prepared For The Best

There are companies that offer many pretty interesting tours, those about volcanoes are my favorites and you will get the most out of the volcano experience with such excursions.

Last but not least, the ring road. It is indeed the most visited route thanks to all the wonders you can see while driving it. This is the perfect plan for camping, throughout the road you will find a lot of campsites and you will be close to many points of interest.


  1. Ciao
    Thanks for your article. We decide to camping in Iceland in September and people just keep telling us we are crazy that wind will be so bad that our tend won’t stay on the ground while I’m keep saying to myself it will be one of the most beautiful experience of my life.

    • Hi Cristina, thanks for your comment! It’s true, the weather can be unpredictable at times (as we mention in the article). That being said, September is one of the nicer times to visit Iceland and you’ll see plenty of people camping.

      You’re not the first person to ask this question and I’m sure you won’t be the last. Some recommendations to make to your trip as enjoyable as possible from both ourselves and campsites are to always check the weather for the area you are traveling to (, check the roads and road conditions ( and pitch your tent by a wall, a tree, or by a hill in case it gets very windy. I assume you are traveling with some sort of vehicle, so it’s good to have that as a backup in case the wind does get really bad or there is a strong storm (parts of Iceland have been known to have snowstorms in June). Exploring our country is an amazing and beautiful experience, and being prepared for the weather is one of the best ways to enjoy it to the fullest. 🙂

      We also recommend renting camping equipment from a local store because they are experts and have the types of tents and other equipment needed specifically for camping in Iceland. The landscapes and climate here are unique, so it’s best to trust the people at these stores who have been helping people on camping trips every day for years.

      Have a wonderful time!

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