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Download the 2017 list of camping around Iceland !

February 06, 2017

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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Do’s and don’ts of camping in Iceland

January 16, 2017

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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We wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year !

December 22, 2016

Iceland New Year 2017

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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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5 tips for visiting Iceland on a budget

August 12, 2016

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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    How to choose the right sleeping bag

    July 09, 2016

    Iceland-How-to-choose-the-right-sleeping-bag

    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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    Happy 5th camping season to us!

    April 29, 2016

    Happy Camping Iceland

    Summer officially started few days ago (and the weather gods seem to have taken the cue!), and we are now happy to announce that the Icelandic camping season is back on! (Picture the whole Iceland Camping Equipment crew celebrating with funny hats and confetti).

    We just love camping season. For us it means sunny evenings spent hiking, trips to the silence of the countryside, and...

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    Films and Tv series shot in Iceland

    April 04, 2016

    Iceland Film Location

    In recent years, Hollywood has turned its eye on Iceland, and more and more films and tv productions are being at least partially recorded on the island, usually in wild and remote areas. Based on our customers’ frequent questions about this, many seem to be aware that cult tv series “Game of Thrones” is partially shot in various Iceland locations. The show is so popular that Game of Thrones-inspired itineraries have sprouted all over. However, “Game of thrones” is just the tip...

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    Fun fact: Beer was illegal until 1989

    February 28, 2016

    Iceland beer ban
    Although it may sound incredible, it’s absolutely true. Today, beer is the average Icelander’s alcoholic drink of choice: according to recent figures by the WHO, beer accounts for 62% of the alcohol consumed yearly in the country.

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    An article about us in Icelandic Times !

    January 11, 2016

    Icelandic Times

    Last year travel and tourism magazine Icelandic Times published this nice article about us. We are happy to share it, it's a great introduction of our company to all our new and future customers.

    You can read the article by folowing the link below:
    http://icelandictimes.com/for-a-perfect-camping-or-hiking-trip-in-iceland/

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    What to do in Reykjavik during your Icelandic Christmas break

    December 10, 2015

     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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    Iceland, Land of fire, ice... and festivals !

    November 25, 2015

    Iceland Festivals

    Iceland may be more known for its astounding nature than for its culture. So some people might not know that Iceland is home to a large variety of festivals. From music to literature to art, there are plenty of events all the year round – enough to suit everyone’s taste. Find it hard to believe? Here’s a taster...

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    Reykjavik like a native: 5 experiences you can’t miss

    October 16, 2015

    Reykjavik Church

    Reykjavik, like the whole of Iceland, is getting more and more popular, and as a consequence made-for-tourists posts are popping up left and right.
    As a result, we often get questions about how to get a genuine experience of Icelandic life. Around two thirds of the Icelandic population lives in the greater Reykjavik area – but where do these locals go?
    We have compiled a short list where you can meet the Reykja-vikings. If you have a free afternoon in Reykjavik, this is where you should head...

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      Camping season is over, but we are still here!

      September 30, 2015

      End of camping season

      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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      Food, entertainment and some culture in Reykjavik

      August 20, 2015

      Food Fun Reykjavik

      On Saturday 22nd August 2015, Menningarnótt (Culture Night) will be held in Reykjavík for the 20th time.
      Despite the name, the Culture Night is not a stuffy event filled with lectures and conferences – all the opposite! The Culture Night is one of Reykjavik‘s biggest festivals, featuring many street entertainments, food stalls, concerts and celebrations all over town: in the streets, square, museums...

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      We wish you a nice and happy merchants’ weekend !

      August 01, 2015

      Happy Week end Iceland

      … or gleðilega verslunarmannahelgi, as we say around here! (Yes, it is quite a mouthful). This long weekend started as a small holiday for shopkeepers and merchants, but has slowly transformed into the summer’s biggest camping and festival weekend.

      If you are in Iceland we suggest you do as the locals do: leave...

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      Top 3 items you need when camping in Iceland

      July 15, 2015

      Gear for Iceland

      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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      3 ways to enjoy the Summer solstice night in Iceland

      June 21, 2015

      Iceland Summer Solstice

      It’s June 21, Midsummer (you might know it as summer solstice)! The longest day of the year - and in few places is the day as long as it is here in Iceland today: the “night” is going to last less than 3 hours!
      As our lovely island is situated so close to the Polar Circle, for few weeks every year we enjoy what is known as the midnight sun – that is, bright, long days, with the sun setting after midnight...

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      Dream wedding in Iceland - Congratulation !!

      June 10, 2015

      We are very happy for Leilah and James, who came to celebrate their dream wedding in Iceland earlier in May, and chose to rent some camping equipment from us during their stay...

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      It is June 1st ! opening date for camping in Iceland

      June 01, 2015

      Camping Opening dates

      We are joking, but only in part – we admit it, there is no real, official opening date for camping in Iceland. On the other hand, as of today...

       

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      Iceland Camping Equipment has moved !

      April 13, 2015

      Our shop

      – we are now in a new, central location in the heart of Reykjavik !

      We are glad to announce that our camping rental store is now located in a new, bright and spacious office in the Reykjavik city centre. Our new address is Barónsstígur 5, just around the corner from...

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      Welcome to Iceland Camping Equipment’s new website !

      March 30, 2015

      Webiste

      We at Iceland Camping Equipment, are happy to introduce the company’s new website! (Hint: you are on it now !)
      We are proud of our new online home – and not just because of the great pictures and cool graphics. Our new website is made....

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