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Our Guide To Traveling Around Iceland In A Camper Van

kuku camper, traveling to iceland, camper van in iceland, living in a van, how to live in a van, adventure couple, traveling couple, couple lives in a van, mr and mrs adventureSo you’ve decided to go to Iceland, “The Land of Fire and Ice.” Widely recognized for its stunning glacial lagoon and prevalence of active volcanos, Iceland is also home to an abundance of natural hot springs, curious wildlife, environmentally-conscious people and more beauty than you could ever hope to see in a lifetime. But how to navigate such a tiny foreign land that has so much to offer?

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kuku camper, traveling to iceland, camper van in iceland, living in a van, how to live in a van, adventure couple, traveling couple, couple lives in a van, mr and mrs adventureLet’s get down to business. After spending 11 nights sleeping in 20 degree weather, hiking mountains, scaling craters and navigating roads with names we couldn’t even begin to pronounce, here’s our guide to traveling around Iceland in a camper van, with success:

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kuku camper, traveling to iceland, camper van in iceland, living in a van, how to live in a van, adventure couple, traveling couple, couple lives in a van, mr and mrs adventure3. Along with the fact that cafes and grocery stores have unpredictable hours, the first thing you’ll want to do after picking up your camper is stock up on provisions – especially if you are traveling during the off season, like we were, because we found 80% of all cafes and restaurants to be CLOSED. Below is a slightly understandable store schedule:

iceland store hours, when are stores open icelandThere are literally 3 cities you can count on having things open, at fairly normal hours, throughout the year: Reykjavik, Akureyri and Selfoss. If you’re working with a budget you’ll want to hit up the airport’s Duty-Free or a local Vinbudin for any adult drinkies, Bonus, the most affordable grocer, and I’m pretty sure we visited the N1 gas stations aka. local hangout,  in every city – once you go you’ll understand.

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iceland food, dried fish iceland, must eat iceland4. Ok, so you’ve got your edible supplies, now what about staying warm?! Pack light, but pack smart. We basically stuck to the 3-5 layer rule. Start with a reliable pair of wool long john’s, followed by a long sleeve, followed by a fleece, and if it’s windy out, which it ALWAYS is in Iceland, bring the hardest core wind breaker you can find. Pack wool socks, undies for each day, your warmest hat, ski gloves, Hot Hands and hard core hiking boots (make sure they’re broken in, these were the most valuable item of the trip).

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6. Clockwise or “anti-clockwise”?

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That is the question. Depending on how much time you have you may just want to pick a home base and go from there. Many choose to stay in Reykjavik (busy city) and take day trips from there. Hali (very quaint village) is another great option. To do the entire 870-mile Ring Road, we recommend at least 10 days, but if you have just a week you can make it happen too, though it’d be a lot more driving and site seeing from the car.

How to choose which direction? We based our decision to go clockwise solely on the weather (we love Weather Underground), also Drew looked up where we were most likely to see the Northern Lights and with the days getting longer and longer we took the route that would get us there sooner.

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kuku camper, traveling to iceland, camper van in iceland, living in a van, how to live in a van, adventure couple, traveling couple, couple lives in a van, mr and mrs adventureHow about in the most incredibly beautiful, peaceful, convenient, unforgettable and breathtaking spots we can find. This is the truth.

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kuku camper, traveling to iceland, camper van in iceland, living in a van, how to live in a van, adventure couple, traveling couple, couple lives in a van, mr and mrs adventureWe slept in a cave, next to a swan-filled lake, along a river, in a lava field, on top of a hill and next to a glacier. Iceland is very camper-van friendly, meaning there are very few spots where you will find a no RV/camping sign posted. Note: Add TP to the grocery list. We also felt remarkably safe, not for a moment did we ever feel we shouldn’t park somewhere for any reason other than needing the privacy to pop the inevitable squat. June 2016 UPDATE: With Iceland tourism booming (Kuku added 130 new campers to their fleet!) we’ve been told that locals are becoming more and more frustrated with campers parking at their leisure. We visited during a time when campers were quite rare so, in an effort to preserve this amazing piece of earth and honor the locals as you explore their land, we would like to encourage all our fellow adventurers to please try to stay at campsites and only use public restrooms whenever possible.

kuku camper, traveling to iceland, camper van in iceland, living in a van, how to live in a van, adventure couple, traveling couple, couple lives in a van, mr and mrs adventure8. With so much beauty to be seen and appreciated it’s crucial that you take advantage of the freedom your camper van offers and stop when you feel so inspired. One of the major disadvantages of traveling with a tour guide or in a bus is that you are no longer free to go where your adventure calls. Here are some of the incredible sites our camper van allowed us to stop and appreciate on a whim.

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icelandic, travel iceland in camper van, adventure iceland, iceland road signs, iceland swans9. While the street signs were relatively easy to follow, the pronunciation of EVERYTHING was not.

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mr and mrs adventure, kuku campers, how to travel the world in a van, live in a van, how to travel around iceland, the ring road, how to travel the ring roadBy the end of our trip we had resorted to referring to places by the first 3 – 5 letters. For instance, the place above became, “Djupa.” This was much easier for our American vocabularies to handle. Luckily Iceland was kind enough to use pictures to help let foreigners know when they are entering and exiting a city. See below:

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icelandic, travel iceland in camper van, adventure iceland, iceland road signs, mr and mrs adventure, reykjavic sign, exiting city sign icelandWith so much to say and not enough words in the English dictionary to convey the true majesty that makes up this magical “Island,” we hope that we’ve given you all the insight and inspiration you need to travel around Iceland in a camper van with as much success as we did. 

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Just about everyone speaks English.

“Takk feyrir” means thank you, that’s about all we could figure out how to say.

You don’t leave tips in Iceland.

Don’t worry about converting cash, they take credit everywhere, and prefer it. Just remember to let your credit card company know you’re going out of the country (they don’t like being called through Skype, which we learned the hard way).

One thing most people like to leave out when talking about Iceland is the fact that you smell sulphur A LOT, especially in places with high geothermal activity. Iceland has devised a brilliant system for heating water below the earth’s surface using these smelly hot springs and the countries numerous volcanoes… awesome right?! Yes, except for the fact that this causes hot water across the entire country to smell like farts, including your showers. Probably the only thing we don’t miss.

You CAN drink tap water, and rest assured that the cold water smells and tastes perfectly good and completely sulphur-free.

Each N1 has a very handy, and free, map of the surrounding areas with helpful tidbits you can’t find anywhere else. Stop in the local N1 when you arrive to a new town and pick up a delicious warm beverage from their nifty little expresso machines while you’re at it, unlimited refills 🙂

Other helpful and essential camper van supplies: a real road map (you can buy one at the Kuku office), baby wipes for washing dishes, paper towels, toilet paper (as previously noted), a car power converter (perfect for charging all your gear), extra memory cards for your camera, headlamps (for night-time outings and cooking once the sun goes down), candle (for setting the mood), plastic bags (for garbage), chap stick (two cuz you’ll probably lose one), bathing suit and towel for the public pools and a USB to phone cord so you can play your music while you enjoy the ride of a lifetime.

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129 Comments

  1. Reply

    Alexa

    August 2, 2017

    My husband and I are planning a camper van trip to Iceland and your blog is so helpful! When in April did you guys go? We’d love to try to see the Northern lights so are looking at the first two weeks of April, but are worried about the weather and it being super cold in the camper at night. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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      Brittany Rouille

      August 7, 2017

      Hi Alexa! We arrived on April 4th (I think) and were there for 11 days. It was cold but we were prepared and so it was ok, just make sure to have wool layers, down jackets and warm sleeping bags + cook soups, pasta and maybe even grill your food so you have have hot meals. We got pretty lucky with the weather and us a wonderful time even when it rained 🙂 It’s hard to predict the weather but we loved April because there were no tourists and yes, the Northern Lights! We caught them at the very end of the season. Wishing you a wonderful trip!!

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    peter fineberg

    June 17, 2017

    Going to iceland with my four grown kids, next week in one of the larger motor homes. I’ve seen some comments about a camping card to stay in the camp grounds. How hard is it to either camp anyplace or camp in one of the campgrounds

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      Brittany Rouille

      June 21, 2017

      Have such a wonderful time!! Nowadays they require you to camp in the campgrounds so we would highly recommend a camping card ⛺️👌🏼

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    Linn M Hanssen

    May 29, 2017

    Hi,

    We’re going to Iceland in August and want to rent a camper as well. We have one question (all the other questions were answered by your fantastic blog or other comments 🙂 ). Did you take the premium insurance package? If so, do you recommend it?

    Linn 🙂

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      mrandmrsadventure

      May 30, 2017

      Hi Linn! We are so glad you found us and even happier that our blog helped answer most of your questions 🙂 We did not do the premium insurance, we just did the windshield coverage. It’s completely up to you, if it’s going to stress you out then go for it, but if you can be ok taking the gamble then go for a lesser insurance. Insurance is a tough one to tell people what to do, we all want to know that we will be ok, but we can only hope! Hoping this helps guide you in knowing what is the right answer for you. You are going to have such a wonderful, wonderful time!

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    Amelia

    May 17, 2017

    My husband and I are going to Iceland in september. We are planning on renting a camper van. wondering if any places need a 4 wheel drive. Curious to know if we can manage in a camper van or is a SUV mandatory

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      mrandmrsadventure

      May 17, 2017

      So exciting! We had an incredible time even without a 4 x 4. It’s not necessary in our opinion, but of course it depends on how bad the snow situation is at the time (you should be good in September) and where exactly you are hoping to go! But again, there is enough to see that not having a 4 x 4 shouldn’t be huge issue. The camper rental company should have a map of “F” roads that you are not able to access without a 4 x 4. It didn’t hold us back from anything in particular that I can remember. Hope that helps a bit!

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    Bara

    April 7, 2017

    Hi guys! Thank you for your blog! It was good enough informations! I am leaving for Iceland tomorrow, and unfortunately it looks like I won’t luck out with weather, but will have some snow and storms ;( while doing 9 days of campervan-ing around Iceland.. just my luck I guess, hehe! Your post with the camping update since 2016 was a bummer and I’m glad I read it right before my departure. I lived in the idea that I can just stop and campvan over night anywhere, as I read online. I still hope I will be able to do that instead of campgrounds for most parts. Any thoughts on that? Thank you!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      April 7, 2017

      Hi Bara! Iceland is such a wonderful country we know you will have a great time no matter what the weather is like. We’re glad you read our post too. From what we hear they are very strict about staying overnight in campgrounds, but perhaps you will find a very secluded place to enjoy a night on your own, otherwise we recommend campgrounds for the sake of honoring their wishes 🙂 Enjoy every moment and just be sure to bring warm + waterproof gear!

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    sarahem

    March 25, 2017

    Hi!

    My husband and I are in the throes of planning our Iceland adventure and I was wondering about how many hours you ended up driving each day? Did you make a number of stops each day to see various sights along your trip?

    Thanks so much,

    Sarah

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      mrandmrsadventure

      March 25, 2017

      Hi Sarah! So glad you guys found our guide 🙂 To answer your questions, we really didn’t stick to any sort of schedule we drove and stopped as we wished, just making sure to go far enough each day that distance wouldn’t be a problem in the end. For a little more guidance you can divide the # of days by the # of miles you plan to drive total – the Ring Road is 830 miles 🙂 Hope this helps a bit. You are going to have a wonderful time!

      • sarahem

        March 26, 2017

        Thank you!! We just reserved our Kuku Camper and leave next week. ?? We get a chance to see the Northern Lights. Your blog has been amazingly helpful. We can’t wait ?

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    ngoc nguyen

    February 25, 2017

    We used your recommendation and used KUKU campers to rent our campervan and ABSOLUTELY LOVED our experience. We opted for the one that’s slightly bigger than the one you guys used and it was way more room than 2 people could possibly need. Thanks so much for all the tips 🙂 We also made a video to show the inside of a bigger campervan made for 4-5 people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf37LAZ-BkE

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      mrandmrsadventure

      February 25, 2017

      We are so glad you had such an AWESOME time!! Isn’t the camper van just the best way to go ever?! Thanks for sharing your video, we enjoyed being able to see the larger layout – LUXURY 🙂 xxxx

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    Andee

    February 15, 2017

    Hi! My husband and I are headed to Iceland next week and have a campervan (4×4) rented. Its a short trip so only plan to stick around the golden circle and reykjavik area. I’ve read other blogs that strongly advise against using the campervans in the winter. What are your thoughts? Was it freezing at night? Did the night time heater cause condensation on windows/ frost overnight?

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      mrandmrsadventure

      February 15, 2017

      Hi Andee! How exciting! We were there in April, so we can’t speak on how it will be in February but it got down to 2 degrees Fahrenheit each night. Our camper had no night time heater, we would simply run the heat in the front of the van until we were ready for bed, then we turned off the car and snuggled for warmth in our zip-together sleeping bags (rated for -30 degrees). We did wake up to condensation on the inside of the cab and windows every morning but we were usually pretty cozy and warm throughout the night. We would recommend looking at the night time temperatures listed for this time of year and making a decision based off of that. With a heater though it sounds like you may be better equipped for winter camper vaning than we would have been. Hope this helps! Enjoy every moment!

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    Joe

    February 1, 2017

    Hi I was wondering how much gas money (for your camper van) did it cost you in total to circle Ring Road. Thanks.

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      mrandmrsadventure

      February 1, 2017

      Hey! Well, the Ring Road is 870 miles around and gas was approximately $5.00 per gallon when we were there in 2015. The cost to get around will depend on the vehicle’s gas mileage + the updated cost of gas if it has since changed. Hope this helps and we know you will have a fantastic time!

      • Jason Seeber

        February 19, 2017

        An answer to how much YOU guys paid for fuel would be most appreciated. Thanks!

      • mrandmrsadventure

        February 20, 2017

        Hey! Im going to paste our reply from the same question below: The Ring Road is 870 miles around and gas was approximately $5.00 per gallon when we were there in 2015. The cost to get around will depend on the vehicle’s gas mileage + the updated cost of gas if it has since changed. Hope this helps and we know you will have a fantastic time!

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    Amber

    January 30, 2017

    Hi! Thanks for such an awesome blog post. Did you rent a 4×4 campervan? My husband and I are heading to Iceland with plans to drive the Ring Road from May 2 – 10 and trying to figure out if we need to splurge on 4×4 or not. Also, did you book your campsites in advance?? Thanks!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      February 1, 2017

      Hi there! So glad you found us, you are going to LOVE it. You’ll be there during shoulder season which is great. We had an incredible time even without a 4 x 4. It’s not necessary in our opinion, but of course it depends on how bad the snow situation is at the time and where exactly you are hoping to go! But again, there is enough to see that not having a 4 x 4 shouldn’t be huge issue. The camper rental company should have a map of “F” roads that you are not able to access without a 4 x 4. It didn’t hold us back from anything in particular that I can remember. As far as campsites, we were there before booking in advance was needed, but now that tourism has ramped up a bit we would recommend it. Hope that helps a bit!

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    Aline

    January 19, 2017

    Hi, great blog!! I’m planning to visit Iceland in October and want to rent a camper or a motorhome. In this case we are 4 people and as far as I know there are no 4×4 for 4 people. My question is: 4×4 vehicle is really needed? Are there places that we can only reach with a 4×4? Thank you!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      January 20, 2017

      Hi there! So glad you found us, you are going to LOVE it. You’ll be there during shoulder season which is great. We had an incredible time even without a 4 x 4. It’s not necessary in our opinion, but of course it depends on how bad the snow situation is at the time and where exactly you are hoping to go! But again, there is enough to see that not having a 4 x 4 shouldn’t be huge issue. The camper rental company should have a map of “F” roads that you are not able to access without a 4 x 4. It didn’t hold us back from anything in particular that I can remember. Hope that helps a bit!

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    DaveH

    January 11, 2017

    Hey there, thanks for such an informative post. We are also heading to Iceland in March 2017 and renting a 4×4 camper and I am just wondering how strictly the locals would enforce camping “al fresco” in the wilderness. The plan would be to stay at campsites where feasible, but when we are Northern Light hunting in the north, I’d like to be able to get somewhere remote and get some good photos, and hopefully post up there for the night. Any advice appreciated 🙂

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      mrandmrsadventure

      January 11, 2017

      Since you’ll be there during low season you should be ok. Just always be sure to leave no trace 🙂 Happy hunting, we were fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights near Akureyri, they are UNREAL!

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    farah

    January 10, 2017

    wow, i have been so inspired by your account! we have booked flights only, for 2 weeks to iceland at the end of July and we were going to rent a car and stay in guest houses while we traveled around but now i want to hire a camper van and go free. We have a 9 year old daughter and she is going to love this!! can’t wait to go!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      January 10, 2017

      We are so excited for you and your lucky family!! Be sure to look into campgrounds along your route, you’ll be there in high season so you’ll want to look into that a bit. You are going to absolutely LOVE it 🙂

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    Laura Bakker

    January 4, 2017

    Hi, what a incredible journey!
    We would love to go to Iceland in a camper van, where thinking of mid-september for 2 or 3 weeks. Do you think it’s doable with a 6 months old baby? Or would it be really cold for the little one?

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      mrandmrsadventure

      January 4, 2017

      September is still pretty warmish, but the sooner you go the better, especially with your little one! The warmest months are June + July, so the beginning of September would be more ideal. Just really think about it before making solid plans, have you traveled in a camper with your baby before? Just want to make sure you’re prepared! We’ve never done it so I’m not sure what it fully entails. Hoping this helps! xx

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    Misty

    December 21, 2016

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS INFO!! Question.
    My fiance and I are going for 3 days (layover) May9-13 – which way should we go?

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      mrandmrsadventure

      December 21, 2016

      So glad you found this helpful! We based our direction off of the weather but I would maybe recommend going counter-clockwise from Reykjavík, the glaciers and waterfalls near Vic are AMAZING! But do some research, make a list of places you’d love and decide from there-you truly won’t be disappointed either way, the entire Island is stunning <3 🙂

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    Adrienne Farmer

    December 11, 2016

    Hi I have a question! We are planning going to Iceland March 8-18, we were wanting to rent a campervan as well! Do you think it would be to cold to rent a camper van? Do you know if the camp sites are open in March?

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      mrandmrsadventure

      December 12, 2016

      Well, it will definitely be cold. We went in April and it was around -3 C when we woke up in the mornings, but we were prepared so it was ok. As long as you have warm sleeping bags, layers and make lots of tea you should be ok in a Kuku 🙂 As far as campgrounds being open, I recommend you contact the Icelandic tourism board as they will be able to provide the most insight into if/what campgrounds are open. When we went 2 years ago NONE of them were open that time of year, but perhaps they know something we don’t. Wishing you all the best on your Icelandic adventure! Going outside of tourism season is THE BEST way to see it, so weathering the cold is well worth it 😉

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    Eric Chin

    November 13, 2016

    Hi,

    My friend and I are going to a 5 days trip on KUKU camper this December, the only questions is where can we find toilet and where can we shower?

    We heard lot of people saying using the swimming pool and camp site but we can’t find a website about their location and not sure whether they are opened during the Christmas.

    Thanks you.

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      November 25, 2016

      It’s going to be extra chilly there in December but you will love it, as there will be less crowds 🙂 We recommend reaching out to the Icelandic tourism board about camp site and pool operating dates and times as they would be able to provide you with the most insight. Wishing you all the best for an epic adventure!!

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    Santiago Casas

    November 2, 2016

    Great blog! I will be traveling to Iceland late March/early April… sort of the same time you did, so this blog was extra helpful. I do have a question about the camper though, were you restricted to seeing some places or driving to some locations due to not having a 4×4 vehicle? I read mixed reviews on people saying you absolutely need one to fully enjoy it and others that you don’t. What was your experience?

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      mrandmrsadventure

      November 25, 2016

      We had an incredible time even without 4 x 4, not necessary in our opinion, but of course it depends on the snow situation and where exactly you are hoping to go! Hope that helps a bit!

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    Rem

    September 7, 2016

    Do you guys know if the kuku campers have usb flash drive input for music? Or what about mp3 CDs or Bluetooth? Thanks.

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      mrandmrsadventure

      September 7, 2016

      It’d be worth checking with them in case they’ve had any updates but the Kuku we had had an auxiliary cable input, so we brought a cable and plugged in our iPhone for music 🙂

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    Randy Bertrand

    August 4, 2016

    Hello, Love your story! We are touring in mid-Sept in the same KuKu camper and are looking forward to it.
    We are reading that many of the official campgrounds will be closed then but they still encourage tourists to use them. If they are “closed”, are the bathrooms still open? Or should we map out where all the all the geothermal bathhouses are 😉 We are hoping to find some great vistas to stay at on the open road as well. What were your favorite spots?
    The twist for us, is the first week I am traveling with another photographer friend who unfortunately, is a loud snorer… So I am bringing a one man tent to retain my sanity that is tough enough to handle the Iceland high winds/weather…. What could go wrong …. 🙂
    The 2nd week are wives are arriving and we are staying in airbnbs. I found the airbnbs are a great option off season, especially in western Iceland. For $140/night ($70 per couple), we are getting 2 bedroom cabin with simply awesome vistas!

    Randall

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      August 4, 2016

      Hi Randy! You will have a wonderful time in your Kuku Camper! Yes, many of the campgrounds will be closed when you are there, however, look into the public swimming pools. The pool hours differ from town to town and are all over the place. The water is warm and these are great places to relax and shower. You will find that toilets are located at gas stations, otherwise you will be left to being in nature. 😉 Plan on rural camping and relying on what you have in the camper; it makes for the best vistas for cooking and sleeping. Your camera lens will want to have a look around every corner and over every hill.

      Sounds like you have a great solution for the different weeks you are there. The 4 of you are in for a real treat!!

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    John

    July 27, 2016

    Ouhokay. One more question, my friends and I are travelling to iceland and we actually booked with kukucampers as well. We added on an inverter to our booking but how does it work? Does it work on gasoline or car battery? Me and my friends, 6 of us in campervan with a whole lot gadgets, so you see i’m actually worried about us charging up our gadgets and getting sufficient power supplies. ?

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      August 4, 2016

      It should be off the car battery via the cigarette lighter, but you may want to ask Kuku to be sure, as we didn’t use one of those.

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    John

    July 26, 2016

    Hi, Just out of curiosity, where and how do you guys manage to charge your mobile phones when the campsites are closed?

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      July 26, 2016

      We had a double USB adapter for the cigarette lighter 🙂

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    got2gothere

    July 21, 2016

    Thanks for sharing these great tips. I am planning on travelling to Iceland for 12-14 days. Would you recommend end of May, beginning of June or end of June?

    Thanks!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      July 22, 2016

      You are going to have a fantastic time! We don’t really know what it’s like to be there any of those times, however, I would imagine May would have less people than in June. The daylight will be really long then which will be great for endless activities 🙂

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    eric

    July 11, 2016

    My previous reply timed out so I don’t know if it was posted or not. To reiterate, I am so glad to find your blog before my gf and I go to Iceland in late August. I love your pictures! We were so intrigued by the idea of renting the camper and just do our own things. My gf had mainly concerned with a shower and bathroom but I think your blog addressed many of those issues. I am really hoping that most town will have public pool open while we are there and hopefully, we can find some camp sites easily. Guess our only other concern is the 40F weather at night because we are renting the campers (basically being inside a tent), not camper van (being inside a car). we will see. thanks for the great blog again!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      July 13, 2016

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write! Going in August should be more than ok for finding pools open for showers and campgrounds – you’ll be catching the end of the season so you’ll be safe – tell your gf not to worry 🙂 As far as being cold, make sure your camper comes with a little water boiler/camping stove, if not bring one, and bring a hot water bottle (rubber bottle to pour boiling water into that has a fuzzy cloth around it so you can snuggle with it at night) + at the grocery store buy soups, pasta, tea and eat warm things before bed. This will all help a lot 🙂 Have a wonderful time, there is no place in world quite as magical as Iceland.

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    SoloTravelGypsy

    July 8, 2016

    In the process of planning a trip with a camper van, but is it doable to rent one as just a solo traveler or will it totally bust any sort of budget? I’m pretty outdoorsy and had contemplated tent/car rental but came across this and thought it to be a better idea all around!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      July 13, 2016

      Depends on your budget but look into it! A rental car is definitely going to be cheaper, maybe you can lay in the back with your sleeping bag vs. using a tent. We loved our Kuku camper though + you get cooking tools (stove, utensils) and feel like your part of an awesome road-trip club as you drive around and meet other Kuku’s 🙂

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    Chris

    July 3, 2016

    Love the blog! Any tips for a solid itinerary? Having some difficulties with FOMO. Were going on the 21st for 10 days and renting thru GoCampers. I expect to see a million and one campers as we drive the Ring Road!

    Cheers!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      July 13, 2016

      You are leaving SOON! You must be so excited. We put together this great post to help share our favorite things in Iceland, take a look and be sure to weave your favorites into your itinerary:

      https://mrandmrsadventure.com/2015/05/21/epic-iceland-bucket-list/

      If you’re doing the whole Ring Road, like we did in 11 days, just be sure to keep moving at a steady pace, stop at the sites that intrigue you and use every ounce of daylight you can 🙂

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    Cherie

    June 28, 2016

    Great Information…We are going in October 2016 for 9 nights and renting a Camper van…Thanks for all the great info…I am gathering as many tips as possible so we can have an amazing 8 year anniversary trip!!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      June 29, 2016

      It will be unforgettable!! Enjoy everything 🙂

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    Layne

    June 9, 2016

    Thank you!
    Is the 30-50 per person per day excluding gas and the camper van? (And is your adorable knit hat in the pony picture an Iceland souvenir?!)

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    Vincent

    June 4, 2016

    Absolutely amazing pictures. I was hoping you could tell me where that picture of your car at a cave entrance was taken. I’ll be visiting soon and my girlfriend is in a wheelchair. A cave where we could drive right up to the entrance would be great! I tried looking for “Myvatn” cave you mentioned in an older comment, but I can’t find it 🙁

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      June 5, 2016

      Thank you! It was a really neat cave. We really can’t remember exactly where isn’t is, but things that we do know are that it’s west of Vik, right along the ring road on the north side, and only about 50 to 100 ft off the road. Hope this helps find this special cave to share with you girlfriend.

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    Layne

    May 28, 2016

    Do you ever post anything on your budget? My husband and I are definitely on a tight budget but we are determined to have adventures!

    I know I can find the rental cost, but what about gas? (For, say, a 7 day trip exploring the ring road)

    Thanks!!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      June 2, 2016

      As we like to keep our posts time sensitive, we typically don’t include specific to the topic. With that said, the Ring Road is 870 miles around and gas is approximately $5.00 per gallon and the cost to get around it will depend on the vehicle’s gas mileage. The vehicle rental and gas will cover your transportation and accommodation, the rest of your expenses will go to groceries, pools, and a few sites/activities. Much of what is there is free to see, photograph, and wander upon. We would say to budget anywhere from $30 to $50 a day for these basics per person and keep in mind the following: shuttle to the rental car/return to the airport, nightlife and souvenirs additional. Hope this helps and we know you will have a fantastic time!

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    Kristi

    May 20, 2016

    Did you have the 4×4 option?

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      mrandmrsadventure

      May 20, 2016

      We did not have a 4×4. The main roads were completely accessible for us in our Renault Kangoo, small vehicle. With that said, if we really wanted to get onto icy roads or more onto glaciers/the interior of the country (F-Roads) we would have needed a 4×4. We were completely satisfied with what we had and enjoyed the Ring Road in it’s entirety. It really depends on the experience you are looking for.

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    Katrina

    May 16, 2016

    Hello, wondering if you did any glacier walks with a tour guide? If you did, would you recommend a short 3 hr (1hr on the ice) walk or a half day tour (2.5hrs on the ice). We’re going to Iceland in June and are considering a glacier walk on Skaftafell and I can’t decide which one would be better. Thanks

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 19, 2016

      Hi there! We did not do a glacier walk but we would say if you’re going to go for it why not make it a half-day tour, you’ll only see more and get to experience more of Iceland’s extreme awesomeness! Hoping that helps! Have a blast!

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    MountainsRCallin

    May 15, 2016

    Thanks for the info about your trip to Iceland. I am using KuKu Campers this June, but I only have 5 days, so I’m sticking to the southern coast. Can you tell me more about the cooking supplies that KuKu offers? I’m thinking I’d mostly eat pasta and soups, since those are cheap and I want to save money for the rest of my trip in England. Do you get a butane stove? What did you guys eat along the way?

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      mrandmrsadventure

      May 19, 2016

      Hey there! The Southern coast is BEAUTIFUL! Not sure if you saw our KuKu video on YouTube, but we show quite a bit of our cooking supplies + food here: https://youtu.be/mkgaoP6bKEg They provide a mini cooker and we opted for the grill as well (the grill was an extra cost). We ate salmon, rice, pasta, beans, hummus + rice cakes (I’m gluten free), skyr, apples, Drew ate a lot of sausages… we kept it pretty simple but we were happy with it 🙂 Pasta and soups will work perfect for the little butane cooker you’ll have!

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    Schaefer

    May 15, 2016

    Question: Was the van manual or automatic? Thanks so much!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 19, 2016

      It was manual 🙂

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    Joey

    May 1, 2016

    Love your adventure and the great attitude!! I got inspired a lot by your blog and really keen to exploring Iceland in the winter! It would be great if you can help me with a small but huge question, how convenient it is to finding a WC on the ring road? I know campers are not equipped with a WC..

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 6, 2016

      Glad you found us! WC are nearly non-existent on the Ring Road, especially if you aren’t staying at campgrounds. You’ll have to get a bit used to going in “la nature,” keep a roll of toilet paper in the van and don’t be shy around the goats 😉

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    Cristina

    April 26, 2016

    Hi! Thank you for posting so much information, my boyfriend and I are planning to go at the beginning of August and like your family and friends ours has us totally freaked about the potential lack of showering lol. How did you find those spots where ppols and showers were? Was it more ad hoc or anywhere online you could direct me too? Appreciate it!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      April 28, 2016

      Ad hoc 🙂 There is basically 1 or 2 public pools in each town, you won’t have a hard time locating them. The gas stations in each town will also have maps that will point out where they are 🙂

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    saiesha

    April 19, 2016

    Wow my husband and I had almost the same exact trip while we were in Iceland….we even had a kuku camper we had shania twain on ours on one side it said man I feel like a woman and most of the time my husband was driving

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      April 21, 2016

      THAT is hilarious! Guess your kuku even came with a theme song for the trip 😉

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    Maddi

    March 25, 2016

    So happy I came across your blog all my questions have been answered at once! My boyfriend and I are doing a 10 day camper van trip similar to yours in June. My main concern is showering along the way It’s a relief to read that there are a few public showers out there. How many did you come across during your journey across the ring road? Was it enough to stay comfortable during your trip?

    Love the blog can’t wait to read more!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      March 25, 2016

      So glad you found our site helpful!! More of the shower/pool places will be open when you’re there since it will be summer, but the longest stretch we had to go was 6 days, which was hard, but again most places were closed or had shorter hours when we were there in April. Actually, the 5th night if our shower-less streak we arrived to a shower/pool SO GRATEFUL, only to discover that they were closing at 6, the exact time we arrived. We were devastated, so we parked in that lot for the night and went first thing in the morning 😛

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    Andrew

    March 17, 2016

    Thank you for the “nightly” ideas!!

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    Andrew

    March 14, 2016

    Hi!!

    We are picking some ideas from your web 🙂

    We are going next week to Iceland and we’ll pick a Campervan too 🙂

    I ask myself about the nights (and trying to pack the least possible): Did you left turned on the heater system of the campervan during the night? How did you sleep, with a sleeping bag? Standard pyjama, thermal clothes, etc?

    Thaaaank you!!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      March 14, 2016

      Glad you came across our site for tips and inspiration 🙂 We only left the car heater on during the day/mornings/evenings whenever we were cold. We usually ran it every night when getting ready for bed. We never ran it during the middle of the night though. We never thought about it at the time, but take a hot water bottle with you to Iceland. Heat up water and fill that thing, put it into you bed to preheat it. Then snuggle. We do it all the time right now in the UK and Ireland. It’s magic! We had/still use zip together Big Agnes Lone Ranger 15 degree bags. Brittany likes a onesie and I wore on johns all the time at night. Non-cotton is best, wool, synthetic, or anything that wicks away water. definitely take a down jacket or something that prevents wind from penetrating. Boots that you can hike in will keep your feet warm too. Have a blast!! Natural beauty is everywhere. We were just talking about how amazing the Icelandic Horses are today. 🙂

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    Quinn

    March 6, 2016

    This was really helpful! Thanks for responding so quickly!

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    Quinn

    March 6, 2016

    Hello! Thanks for the useful tip! We’re looking to book a KuKu camper van (sleeps 3) but we’re kind of stumped with the insurance. We’re definitely going to get the gravel protection for 5 euro per day, however, did you also choose to do the Super Damage Collision Waifer as well or did you stick with the insurance that came with the camper? Thanks so much for your help!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      March 6, 2016

      Great question!! We just did the gravel windshield protection. Additionally, if you used a credit card, check with them because rentals are usually covered 🙂

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    Michelle

    February 29, 2016

    So, I’ve seen both your video on youtube and read this blog and we’re going to Iceland next September for about 2 weeks and I have a few questions… Where do you leave your luggage when you sleep and which camper did you rent from Kuku?? Oh, and isn’t it prohibited in Iceland to ‘do you business’ in natura?
    I’m expecting we might take a bit more luggage with us than you did and I just can’t wrap my head around where to put the stuff when sleeping since I found on the kuku camper website a video of that you need to fold the chairs to the front to extend the bed for night time! I hope you can help me with these questions. 🙂

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      March 1, 2016

      Hi Michelle, great questions! We are happy to provide as much insight and help and possible 🙂
      1. Our Kuku was a Category AB, new Campervan for 2 passengers.
      2. We did not fold the front seats down to extend the bed, that actually would not work (atleast not in the one we were in) because that section would be uncomfortably higher than the actual mattress. We maybe moved the seats forward, but left the backs up and placed all our luggage on the 2 front seats. We recommend no more than 2 bags per person if possible. A duffle bag is ideal as a rectangular suitcase may be hard to position, open and get into.
      3. As far as doing our business, we used gas stations as much as possible but when you’re parked in the middle of grass/lava fields and wake up with an urge in the middle of the night you really have no choice. Just keep a garbage bag for any waste and always be as respectful as possible, dig holes, whatever you gotta do. Dudes can also use empty bottles, Drew did this once when we went spelunking in a cave. Just always keep “Leave no trace” at the top of your mind.
      Hoping all this helps!! It was all work out and make sense when you get there. You are going to have an incredible time 🙂

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    Jessica

    February 12, 2016

    Hey Brittany, I’m really late to the game here, hoping you’ll see this post… came across your blog while I was researching Iceland and camper vans. Noticed your boots, what brand are those? Looking to buy some new waterproof boots. BTW this was a great post with helpful tips. I’ll be checking this blog out for future trip recommendations. Thanks!!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      February 12, 2016

      You’re never too late 🙂 Iceland is fantastic and was our favorite place we visited last year. Its so remote and beautiful! My boots are made by Vasque and I really love them! highly recommended and I actually broke them in on this trip. One tip I have is to definitely make sure you wear high + thick socks with them. Have a great adventure of your own!

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    McKenzie Z

    January 20, 2016

    Awesome blog! My boyfriend and I are going for a week the end of March and are renting though Kuku. I had a few questions! Where can I get one of these nifty car power converters? We will have music on our iPhones so we want to make sure we can charge our phones and listen to music though them. Do the vans have a usb/aux connection? Also did you rent a gps from them or were you fine without? Thanks!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      January 20, 2016

      You two are going to have a wonderful time!! We actually picked up our small power convertor up at Walmart for $20. It has one North American 3-prong plug and a USB charger that can charge devices at the same time. We have used this for charging laptops, phones and cameras. It’s such a useful piece of equipment. Our Team Turbo Kuku Campervan did had a USB that we could connect to for playing music. (this was one of their newer vans) Just ask when booking yours and they will help let you know if yours will have one. We did not rent the GPS. Iceland is pretty easy to navigate. Instead, we opted to buy a map from Kuku for around $20. Order one ahead of time and this will save you $10 bucks. 🙂

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    Kelson

    December 22, 2015

    Pretty awesome pictures and information! Thank you so much for sharing you tips and experience.

    Can i bother you with some question as my wife and I are deciding to rent a campervan in last week of March 2016.. We have no experience in driving in the winter as we are from Singapore, Do you think it is advisable to drive a campervan with the unpredictable weather? Heard of those ‘black ice’ issues which will be hard to handle if we have no experience in driving in winter ..

    Please give us some advise is possible … appreciate it !

    Thank you

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      December 22, 2015

      We went the 2nd week of April and encountered no black ice. If you stay on the ring road and other main roads you should have nothing to worry about 🙂

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    Gayle

    August 28, 2015

    Amazing pictures! Can’t wait for our trip to Iceland in September. What camera do you have? Your pictures turned out incredible! Thank you for this post 🙂

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      August 28, 2015

      Thank you so much!! We always photo compliments 🙂 You are going to LOVE Iceland, we were just saying the other day how much we miss that trip <3 We have a post in production about our favorite camera gear (get excited), but we use a Canon 6D (full-frame) and love it.

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    Ellen

    August 9, 2015

    Hi Mr & Mrs Adventure! We found your blog to be very helpful! We are planning a road trip to Iceland this September and have a few questions for you. Did you feel like you missed out on anything by not having a 4×4 vehicle? My boyfriend is approximately 194 cm and worried about the fit in the smaller camper vans. We are also worried about Kuku 300 km a day policy and wondering if you ran into any issues with mileage along your trip? Any advice would we wonderful!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      August 9, 2015

      Hey Ellen! We did not feel like we missed out by not having a 4×4. Since we were in Iceland during the month of April, there were some places that roads were closed for the season. I don’t believe the roads would be closed in Sept yet, then again, it all depends on the weather. F Roads are ones that they say are only for 4×4’s, and are mainly in the interior of the country. We drove on many gravel roads and found our small camper more than adequate. Plus, it was great on gas. For example, we wanted to go to Laugavegur and do a hike, but was impassible at that time of year. I think your boyfriend being that tall could make it work, but it may require sleeping with bent knees or diagonal. If I were you, I would looking Kuku’s slightly larger camper van options. It depends on the length of days you are renting. We didn’t come close to crossing the policy limit as we had 10 days = 3000km and we took a few side trips (Sneffels Peninsula, Borgarfjordur Eystri, and Seydisfjordur)from the ring road which is 1400km, 870 miles and we ended up doing around 2200km. If you you are renting for at least 7 days this should not be an issue.

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    Sofi!

    May 29, 2015

    Loved this post, going to Iceland for the second time and this time with a campervan. I just need to know where that amazing cave is that you camped at? All the best /Sofi

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 31, 2015

      That amazing cave is is Myvatn. In the north about an hour fifteen east of Akureyri. It’s an incredible area; definitely one of our favorites 🙂

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    Celly

    May 9, 2015

    Omg, I needed to read this post! So glad I came by your blog. I will be going to Iceland the last week of June with my husband. We have also rented a 4×4 from KuKu, and I have been looking everywhere for tips on what to pack and expect while van camping. Thank you for all the info and sparking even more excitement in me for this trip!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 12, 2015

      We’re so glad you found this post too! You are going to have such a great time 🙂

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    Cyn

    May 8, 2015

    We are leaving next week, thanks for the informations it will be useful! Just a quick question; you did mention that you do need to shower naked before and after going in the pools and no private stall are in place. As our trip we will be similar to yours ( we rent a Kuku camper for 10 days to do the ring road), where do you shave your legs? I don’t wax and there is no way I can visit a public pool without shaving my leg for more than 3 days… :S Thanks in advance for your respond!!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 12, 2015

      You can shave your legs in the showers at the pools, it takes a bit more balancing and you’ll probably do it a bit faster, but there’s a way. Everyone is very respectful so there’s no need to worry, it’s just a matter of allowing yourself to feel comfortable. Otherwise, you’re on vacation! Don’t worry about it 😉

      • Harpa Björnsdóttir

        May 22, 2015

        You are not allowed to shave in the showers!

      • mrandmrsadventure

        May 26, 2015

        Good to know! Thank you for clarifying. We weren’t aware of this.

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    Hey this is shaila!

    May 7, 2015

    Amazing! Could you maybe post a separate post on how to budget for travel? what thinks to consider, which website to use for booking and if you have any tricks?
    I am just curious how much should I save up for an iceland trip if I decide to rent a camper.

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 7, 2015

      Thank you for the feedback! Great questions and a very valid point. We have a budgeting post in the works, be sure to subscribe so you are notified once it’s posted 🙂 For now, we’d say plan for something between $80-100 per person, not including flights, hopefully that helps get you started!

      • Buttons

        December 3, 2015

        Hi! We are looking at doing an almost identical trip in April next year and would love to get more of an idea of budget – did you end up writing up a post about expenses for this trip? OR would you be kind enough to email/PM me with more details ? 🙂 thanks! B

      • mrandmrsadventure

        December 8, 2015

        You guys are going to be in for a real treat in April! This is a link to our budget as we travel, however, Iceland was a bit more. Food is quite expensive in Iceland and having the ability to cook in your campervan really helped with cutting costs. We will send you an email that has a bit more detail. The endless beauty of the country is Free 🙂

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    Guido

    May 7, 2015

    Great guide, and KuKu Campers are the best! We rented a virgin 4×4 camper from them in June 2012. Slightly less layers required at that time of the year, although we did have days with rain pouring down continuously. But that was offset by many more sunny days. Although you can park the camper in many places, we opted for the convenience of campsites. They are cheap, social, always have hot showers and often also a kitchen to cook, eat and wash dishes. But your backdrop is way fancier 🙂

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      mrandmrsadventure

      May 7, 2015

      Great tips about the campground! I bet during the summer that would be a perfect idea for meeting other travelers and scoring a hot shower 🙂

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    Kelly

    May 6, 2015

    Reading this just got me so excited for my 2 week trip in September – as if I wasn’t already! My boyfriend are renting a Land Rover camper from KuKu.
    Relly helpful article, thank you for writing it! X

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 7, 2015

      So glad you found it! You are going to have a blast, don’t forget the Skyr 😉

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    Olof R

    May 6, 2015

    “hot water across the entire country to smell like farts” Actually it does not in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands). The little Island on the south-west of Iceland. You should definitely go there next time 🙂

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 7, 2015

      You are right, thank you for the kind correction! There were plenty of good smelling places along the way- the smelly ones were just fresh on our mind 😉

      • Olof R

        May 10, 2015

        Haha I totally understand that!! 🙂

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    Jack wetzel

    May 5, 2015

    What ever you do and enjoy, thank a Mom

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 7, 2015

      You bet! 😉

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    Byron Oldham

    May 5, 2015

    Looks Amazing. Dana and I were awaiting the outcome of this blog post! We’re headed that way in 6 weeks. By the looks of your clothing, it seems much colder than I anticipated. Did you hear any mention of it warming up more into the summer from the locals? What were your average daily temps there?

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 5, 2015

      So excited for you guys, you are going to be blown away. Are you camper vanning? If not you may not have to bundle up so much, granted that you will have shelter for relief from the cold winds. In general, the locals did say that summer months tend to be in the 60’s and 70’s, but keep in mind that the highest temp ever recorded in Iceland EVER, was 83 degrees. It was in the 30-50’s while we were there. Bring a wool or silk pair of long johns and a warm beanie for good back up 🙂

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    Steph Hackney

    May 5, 2015

    Awesome stuff! You two make us want to head out again!

    Safe travels,

    Steph

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 5, 2015

      So glad you like Steph! Iceland is a truly magical experience in’t it.. *sigh* 🙂

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    hfrankmoore47

    May 5, 2015

    I’m not even thinking of going to Iceland (or I wasn’t before) but your blog is awesome! I love reading it, keep up the adventures!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      May 5, 2015

      We’re are glad you are inspired to check out a new destination. The blog post can’t even justify how much we loved Iceland. Thanks for the kind message!

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    bethdaly748210367

    May 5, 2015

    Fantastic! Your writing is incredible! Great guide and tips for anyone thinking of going to Iceland! <3

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    Lindsay

    May 5, 2015

    Loved this one! Was just in Iceland at the beginning of March – no Northern Lights to be seen. 🙁

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      mrandmrsadventure

      May 5, 2015

      Hey Lindsay! Glad to hear you were there. Hope you had a blast! We felt incredibly fortunate to get to the north where there was a slight bit more darkness to spot them. It was a dream come true to witness them first hand.

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    Victoria Miklausich

    May 5, 2015

    You two are incredible! Love reading your posts 🙂

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      mrandmrsadventure

      May 5, 2015

      Hi Victoria! We love adventuring! Keep following along by subscribing to receive our emails with the latest news about our journey.

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