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Iceland motorhome country guide
Iceland is located 500 miles northwest of Scotland just south of the Arctic Circle. Despite its northerly location Iceland is kept warm by its volcanic action, thermal waters, and gushing geysers. Ferries depart from Denmark to Iceland via the Faroe Islands, making the journey an adventure in itself. Visit www.smyril-line.com for more details on ferry routes, timetables and costs.
Campsites, Motorhome Stoppovers and Offsite-Parking in Iceland (free wild camping)
Iceland has 68 campsites, most of which are open from June to mid September. A good selection of campsites are listed on www.icetourist.is. There are no motorhome stopovers and the Iceland Tourist Board state on their website ‘Camping outside designated areas is not allowed.’
Driving your motorhome or campervan in Iceland
Iceland lends itself to driving holidays, although fuel is expensive. Some roads are surfaced with loose gravel and need to be driven at slow speeds with care. Dipped headlights are compulsory during daylight hours. Weather can change quickly in Iceland making roads impassable, especially during winter. Winter tyres are compulsory from November to April. www.vegagerdin.is details road conditions. www.safetravel.is details information on safe driving practices. There is no LPG autogas in Iceland.