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We all love advices and hacks, don’t we? They become sort of necessary when the place we are visiting is different from our own country. As we understand it is impossible to be an Iceland expert, we can at least offer some basic information. Because the more you know the easier it will be to move around the country. But when travelling to a particular foreign country for the first time, a little research is necessary. We then gather information for you to learn some basics that will make your traveling life much easier.

Travel Tips

In this section we will provide all kind of tips. From motorhome driving to packing. We intend to make this subdivision fun, helpful and as useful as possible. And all of them are tricks that you will actually use! After reading these posts we know for sure that the best camping adventure is waiting you!

Can I camp anywhere in Iceland?
Camping in Iceland is one of the best ways to take in all that our lovely island has to offer. Sleeping in the Great Outdoors offers you the chance to experience the natural beauty and stunning landscapes that Iceland is so famous for. It's also a great way to save money in an already expensive travel destination. Recent changes...
Typical Icelandic houses covered with snow in December
When researching the best time of year to visit Iceland, many people look at planning their trip during low season. The winter months of December, January and February see the roads covered in snow and the sky lit up with the dazzling displays of the Northern Lights. With Christmas soon upon us, you may be wondering what to expect...
Female tourist looking at the mossy landscape while camping in Iceland
Thinking about going camping in Iceland? If you decide to go, it will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. The country is stunning, and camping is one of the best ways to experience all of its wonders. The black sand beaches of Vík, the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Vatnjökull National...
Braud & Co bakery location at Hlemmur food hall in downtown Reykjavik
What could be better than going to a fantastic new restaurant during your camping trip in Reykjavik? What about trying foods from ten different food vendors? That's precisely what you'll find at downtown Reykjavik's Hlemmur Food Hall. Of course, if you're camping in Iceland, you're likely trying to save money. You're going to be cooking a lot of meals...
Do you really need rental insurance when driving in Iceland?
You’ve probably heard the rumors, and they’re all true. Driving in Iceland is unlike driving anywhere else in the world. Between unpaved, gravel roads to snowy, icy conditions and black ice, there’s a lot to be prepared for. You might have already imagined some of the obstacles that you face. But did you know that in addition to snowstorms,...
DC-3 plane wreck at Solheimasandur beach at the sun setting
Picture the ghostly white silhouette of the remains of an aircraft set against the windswept sands of a black volcanic beach. This haunting yet familiar sight has become one of the most popular images coming out of Iceland. What I’m describing is the Douglas DC-3 plane wreck site at Sólheimasandur beach in South Iceland. As you make your way...
Godafoss waterfall and the Diamond Circle route are a must do on any Iceland itinerary
When people think of Iceland, many things come to mind. People associate the island with cold weather, which is a fair assumption to make. Another is that’s it’s a really cool, amazing place to visit. This is also true. Our small, Nordic nation is famous for its natural beauty and plethora of outdoor activities. But what many may not...
Skogafoss waterfall is imposing over a tourist
One of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls is also one the easiest to get to. Located between Reykjavik and Vik just past Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland, this stunning cascade is a must-see attraction for anyone making their way around Iceland’s Ring Road. Skógafoss waterfall makes for both a great day trip from Reykjavik or part of a larger Icelandic...
Woman soaking at an Icelandic geothermal hot pot
Bathing culture is prevalent in Iceland. Our small, volcanic island has been blessed with geothermal activity, and a land covered with hot springs is the result. When you come to Iceland, you’ll probably hear people talking about the best hot pots and thinking that maybe they’re some type of typical Icelandic dish. Hot pots are actually what we call...
Driving in Iceland in winter on snowy roads
Winter is here, and that means an onslaught of winter tourists making their way around Iceland’s Ring Road. You can’t really blame them. Prices are lower (along with temperatures), the magnificent Northern Lights are on full display, and you can take part in adventure activities like glacier cave and ice cave exploration and glacier hikes. When driving in Iceland,...

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