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North Iceland

Iceland’s rawest and toughest region is an amazing spot to experience what nature can do. Forces clashed creating impressive, breathtaking landscapes hardly found anywhere else. North Iceland is then the place to go if you want to discover Iceland at its harshest show. In this section, we will gather everything related to this amazing area. Campsites, Tips and Tricks and basically anything that can help you in your camping trip. To come to this area, some further preparation is needed. Both for your camping options as well as your utensils and transportation method.

North Iceland

There are some breathtaking places here you probably heard about: Askja, Myvatn Lake or the so called capital of the north: Akureyri. North Iceland is truly a land of contrasts with mountains, planes, rivers and quite close to the Polar Circle. Besides nature wonders, here you can find some interesting campsites with amazing surroundings. A great shelter for any visitor!

Hamrar Campsite, Akureyri
Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Akureyri, the gateway to the natural wonders of northern Iceland, Hamrar campsite offers an exceptional outdoor experience for campers of all ages. With its proximity to Kjarnaskógur forest, this site is a perfect base for those looking to explore the serene and rugged beauty of Iceland. Getting There Hamrar campsite is easily accessible from the...
Bubbling mud at the Hverir geothermal area near Lake Mývatn
Nestled in the heart of North Iceland, the Mývatn Geothermal Area presents a landscape where the forces of nature have sculpted a world both alien and mesmerizing. This article delves into the wonders of this geothermal paradise, answering key questions and guiding you through its most captivating sights. Tectonic Tales: The Plates of Mývatn The Mývatn region in North Iceland is...
24 hours in Akureyri, North Iceland
If I asked you to name a city in Iceland, you would probably say Reykjavik. After that, you’re probably out of gas, and I’m not surprised. I know that the capital of Iceland is the biggest city and probably the most well-known one. But there are many more cities to discover. One of those is Akureyri, the so-called capital...
Colorful, bubbling mud and rocks in Hverir in Iceland's Diamond Circle
Many people who come to Iceland on vacation have a short 5-day or 7-day itinerary. This usually gives them just enough time to explore Reykjavik, soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, and explore popular areas like Vatnajökull National Park and Reynisfjara in the south or Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west. While it’s no secret that south Iceland...
Best Iceland Camping
We all know what a campsite is but when you ask people what they should look for in a campsite, not many of them can provide a certain answer. Being honest, it is not hard to know why as there is a huge variety of them. When trying to find the Best Iceland Campsites in 2018, we were trying...
The Ultimate List Of Open All Year Campsites in Iceland
Many people are very clear about the seasons: they either love winter or they love summer. But what about those who want to come to Iceland regardless of the season? Well, we've got good news for them! There are campsites in Iceland that are actually open throughout the year. We've created this ultimate list of campsites open all year...
Reykjavík Campsite
The majority of the people come to Iceland in Summertime, which is the high season. Milder temperatures and more daylight are some of the reasons why. Camping sites are usually open in Summer because of weather conditions. Roads are clearer and they are easier to reach. It is actually the best time of the year to visit. But belive...


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