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4 good reasons why you should rent your equipment in Iceland

March 08, 2024

Rent tent in Iceland

The so-called rental economy has become huge in the past few years. If until a decade ago renting was, to most, synonymous to “renting a house”, today the options for rental seem virtually unlimited. From dresses, to textbooks, to garden tools, to films (Netflix anyone?), the rental economy is exploding – and with good reason! Renting is great for your pockets and for the environment, as it means lower costs, less transport and carbon footprint, and less over-accumulation of stuff you may only use once....

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Winter Travel in Iceland

January 18, 2022

Winter Lagoon Iceland Dóttir Experiences

Winter in Iceland can be breathtakingly beautiful – we have northern lights, icy fjords, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered mountains, and low winter sun that can cover the landscape in pink and gold light. It’s no wonder that we receive many questions about camping in Iceland during the winter months. 

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Let It All Out

July 19, 2020

A recent survey of 16,000 people in North America and Europe found that 65% of travellers use more bottled water and beverages while travelling than when they are at home. Reasons cited for this increase in usage include concerns about the safety of tap water in the host country (70%) and convenience (19%).

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My Iceland Dream List

May 15, 2020

Share your Iceland dream list with us!

There’s no stopping from letting one’s mind wander and dream about things to look forward to do, when the time is right to travel again. Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland, agreed to share her dream list of things to do in Iceland – which can maybe be an inspiration to someone planning one’s next journey. 

What does your Iceland dream list look like? Let us know on our social media, or, make a video, tag us and share with us in direct messages for a chance to be featured on our page! Also check out more Iceland dream lists.  

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Sustainable Tourism - Iceland

September 30, 2019

A sustainable lifestyle is coming more important to all of us. Sustainable tourism is a good part of that overall objective in that respect as we are travelling more and more every year around the world.

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In Iceland, First Names Are More Important Than Family Names!

August 25, 2019

Icelandic family names
You may already know that in Iceland there are no family names which are passed on from father to son.

We use patronymics – meaning, our surname is made of our father’s first name plus “-son” (son) or “-dóttir” (daughter). As a consequence, parents have a different surname from their children – and so do siblings, if they are of a different gender. For this reason, in Iceland you...

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A Guide to Camping in Iceland

May 06, 2019

We want to share with you a great guide with detailed steps on how to plan your camping trip. It was made by the amazing Erica Meyer who runs the blog As Her World Turns, a travel photo blog that covers many great locations. 

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Camping and Traveling With a Car in Iceland

February 19, 2019

Find a car that fits for your trip. Make sure you account for not just passengers, but the budget, season, roads your will be driving in, places you plan to visit and the number of items you plan to take with you.

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What to do in Reykjavik during your Icelandic Christmas break

December 19, 2018

 Iceland Christmas

So you are going to spend the winter holidays in Reykjavik, and you are already dreaming of northern lights shining on the snow. Amazing nature aside, what else should you do during your Christmas break in Reykjavik? Wonder no more: we have put together a few suggestions...

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Birds of Iceland

October 17, 2018

It's always great hearing your stories and even better when you have pictures to show us. Els Wakefield told us about her trip around the Island and had some truly amazing pictures to show for it..

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Camping season is over in Iceland, but we are still here as always!

September 30, 2018

Autumn Camping Iceland

September is ending, and the Icelandic camping season is drawing to a close too.
Starting today, our office will open upon appointment. If you need a WiFi hotspot, GPS, indoor sleeping bags – and more! – please contact us: we will be here for you the whole winter, still offering 24/7 pick up and drop off. We will, however, not be renting tents until next summer, as it is getting...

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Iceland - Number 1 in the world!

August 08, 2018

Iceland number one

We Icelanders are very competitive (that’s part of the “very small fish in a very big pond” syndrome), and as such we are very proud of being at the top (or close to it) of many lists. Among our many accomplishments, we have the...

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Do’s and don’ts of camping in Iceland

June 16, 2018

Hiking tent in Iceland

The bag is packed, tent booked at Iceland Camping Equipment - you are all set for your amazing Icelandic camping holiday! Or are you? When holidaying in a faraway country, there are many unexpected details to take into account and unwritten rules to follow. To help you prepare for an amazing and snag-free trip, we have prepared a list of our top 6 do’s and do nots when it comes to camping in Iceland...

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Download the Most Detailed List of Campsites Around Iceland

May 22, 2018

Camping ground Iceland

Are you planning a camping trip in Iceland this summer and you are not yet sure about where to stop to sleep during your journeys?
Are you confounded by the mere thought of 170+ campsites to choose among? Then you should definitely pick up the free...


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The sound of Reykjavik !

April 24, 2018

Music in Reykjavik

If you are familiar with popular Icelandic artists like Björk, Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men, you might be led to believe that all Icelanders listen to alternative, experimental music.
As a matter of fact, Icelanders have much more eclectic (and possibly more conventional) music tastes: the most popular songs at a given time will...

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We wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year !

December 22, 2017

Iceland New Year 2017
Iceland Camping Equipment's Team wish you a Happy New Year 2018. May it be full of new adventures and discoveries !

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7 things you probably didn’t know about Icelandic volcanoes

July 06, 2017

Iceland Volcano

After the Eyjafjallajökull eruption that blocked much of the European air traffic for a few days, most people became aware of the fact that Iceland is one of the most geologically active places on Earth. So you probably know we have lots of volcanoes! But perhaps you didn’t know that…

  1. Volcano in Icelandic is “eldfjall”, literally “fire mountain”. Despite the menacing name, out of the 130 volcanoes in Iceland, only around 30 to 40 are active - that is, have erupted within...

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5 tips for visiting Iceland on a budget

June 26, 2017

Iceland on a budget

From hotel rooms to car rental prices, Iceland can be a pretty expensive country to visit. This doesn’t mean you cannot visit it while keeping an eye on your budget – you just need to know the insider’s tricks ;-)
Here are our five tips on how to save some money without missing out on anything Iceland offers.

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    Top 3 items you need when camping in Iceland

    June 20, 2017

    Gear for Iceland weather

    Are you a seasoned camper, but have never holidayed 65 degrees north ? Are you new to camping – and very excited about an Icelandic camping adventure ? Do you want to be well equipped during your camping holiday in Iceland? Then this post is...

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    5 Icelandic museums to suit all tastes

    June 12, 2017

    Iceland- Culture-Museum

    What better place than a museum to hide from the rain and wind while on holiday! And while the elements do their thing, you can warm up and learn a little bit more about the place you are visiting.

    There are plenty of museums in Iceland, and even if you are not the museum-visiting type, the selection is so diverse that you are bound to find something to your taste! We have put together a very incomplete selection – with a bit for everybody. Just in case you want to throw in a bit of culture amid all the hiking

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    Once upon a time, 10,000 customers ago…

    March 31, 2017

    Happy Customers Iceland Camping Equipment Rental

    It feels like a long time ago when we had the crazy dream of moving to Iceland. In our dream, we would move to our favorite island, and open a shop to rent camping equipment to travelers, give advice and share the love for camping in the beautiful Icelandic wilderness.

    Unlike most dreams, this one came true, in faraway 2011. Who would have thought that six years later we’d still be here, as excited and happy as the first day!

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    Once more, summer is over in Iceland

    September 30, 2016

    Autumn in Iceland

    Once more, summer is over. But let's say it out loud: this was a great one! We met more people than ever before, and loved hearing all the stories and memories that travelers brought to our office. If you are one of the people who made our summer memorable, thank you! If you are not in the group, we hope to meet you soon, and hear your travel stories, too!

    As the trees in Reykjavik turn to gold and the wind picks up, we are also getting ready for winter. Starting Monday October 3, our winter opening hours will apply.

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    How to choose the right sleeping bag

    July 09, 2016


    Coming to Iceland, you may know, if you have been perusing our website, that we offer few different types of sleeping bags well suited for the Icelandic weather. If you have been wondering which one you should select, this post is for you!

    Our three different sleeping bags may look similar at a first glance, but they are meant for different camping needs...

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    Should I bring cooking equipment on my camping trip?

    May 24, 2016

    Cooking Stove Iceland

    Many of our customers come to us with questions about the kind of equipment they should bring along during their camping trips in Iceland. One of the most frequently asked questions regards cooking equipment: is it necessary, or just extra weight? By bringing it will you save a lot of money - or just waste a lot of time?

    Not all campers wish to cook their own meals during their camping trip. We are, however, ready to bet that any camper will be tempted by a cup of hot tea or chocolate after a long hike in the Icelandic nature ;-)

    If you are considering cooking during your camping trip and are unsure about...

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