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One Week Camping in Iceland

7 Days | If you’re after geysers, glaciers and good times, this Iceland experience has got you covered.

4.7 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
ZAR  29,185
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

Note to self – Greenland is the one with the ice, Iceland is the one with all the green, but you can see why people get the two mixed up. Now you know that, you’ll be able to see why Iceland is high on the list for many adventures. Even searching for pictures from the country turns up with scenes that belong (or should belong) in a Hollywood blockbuster. The cool thing about this 7-day camping trip is you’ll get to see all the beautiful nature first hand, minus the special effects. The hills of Hvolsvollur, Vatnajokull’s frosty glaciers, the bursting Strokkur Geyser and Reykjavik’s party vibes – they’ll all be up close and personal. You better believe this trip has all the good stuff.

Trip overview

Map of One Week Camping In Iceland including Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
18 to 29s
Physical rating
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Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 12.98 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • On this trip we are travelling in our own private minibus as this allows us to reach some more off the beaten path destinations and gives us flexibility which would not be possible by public transport. And on top of that all our vehicles in Iceland have complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • There's a lot more to Iceland than ice (and Bjork). Ford the fjords, glaciers, volcanoes, black sands and thermal springs of this magical land in the world's far north.
  • The Eurasian and American tectonic plates may now be pulling apart in Thingvellir National Park, but over a thousand years ago this was the site where Iceland's first parliament came together.
  • Experience a traditional Icelandic barbeque with your small group in the Thorsmork Valley. Taste delicious hot dogs and pieces of meat cooked over an open fire pit.
  • Southern Iceland is a world of striking contrasts. Walk past blue-white icebergs at the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The destinations visited on this trip can be cold throughout the year, especially at the start and end of the season and at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. There may be the rare occasion where your leader has to alter the itinerary and activities due to the weather. In this case an alternative will be offered.
  • Due to the remote locations we visit, there are a few long drives on this trip. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group.
  • This trip involves camping, giving you access to more remote destinations at close proximity, and the joy of camping under the night skies. This is a participatory trip – a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride, but you are part of a team! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. It’s all about giving your new travel mates a hand, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own! Out in the countryside you will be camping near local farmhouses, and all amenities (such as showers) are provided. We will provide the tents and sleeping mats, however you will have to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.
  • That teamwork also extends to our optional food kitty of approximately is ISK 20,000 (EUR 160) for the trip to cover the cost of meals. This means you don’t have to worry about stuff like where to get food, and actually helps keep your costs down. Instead of paying individually as you go, it means we can bulk purchase items and cook our own food! Iceland can be an expensive destination in many ways, from museum entrance fees to visiting a cafe, but especially in terms of eating out. The kitty is optional and for your convenience, so if you've got specific dietary requirements you can opt out and purchase (and cook) your own food or eat at the local guesthouses, where available.


Map of One Week Camping In Iceland including Iceland



2 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private minibus with free Wi-Fi, 4x4 bus


Camping (4 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights)

  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geyser & Gullfoss Waterfalll
  • Þingvellir National Park - Parliament Plains
  • Thorsmork Valley - Icelandic Hot Dog Barbeque
  • South Coast - Dyrholaey Viewpoint
  • Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Reykjavik - Orientation Walk
  • Vik - Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
Add on activities
  • Hvolsvollur Valley - Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity - ISK2500
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon - ISK3300
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride (seasonal) - ISK5700
  • Vatnajokull - Glacier Hike - ISK13900
  • Laugarvatn - Fontana Geothermal Baths - ISK3950
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK4990
  • Reykjavik - Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Day Trip - ISK22990
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK11400
  • Reykjavik - Volcano House - ISK1790
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2740
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - ISK18980
  • Reykjavik - Whale Watching (Seasonal) - ISK11000
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2220
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK3900
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Fagradsfjall Active Volcano - ISK10990

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Important notes

1. Participatory camping means that you are expected to chip in with chores such as cooking, washing dishes, setting up and dismantling camp, etc.
2. A single tent supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a tent on this trip. The single tent supplement excludes Days 1 & 6 (Guesthouses) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. In Reykjavik accommodation will be at a centrally located guesthouse, with triple share rooms. Out in the countryside you will be camping near local farmhouses, and all amenities (such as showers) are provided. We will provide the tents and sleeping mats, however you will have to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.
4. At the start of the trip the leader will suggest for you to participate in a voluntary camping meal kitty system. The kitty is an on-ground payment system overseen by the travellers and the leader, designed to fund food shopping at the start of the trip for meals while camping. The recommended amount is ISK 20,000 (approx EUR 160). Please note that this kitty is voluntary, and if you decide not to take part in it you will have the option to eat at the guesthouses instead, and cater for yourself on days when we are on the road. In the event that the group chooses not to proceed with a tipping kitty, your leader will still be on hand for some self-catering tips! Please be aware that dining at guesthouses and restaurants in Iceland can be relatively expensive.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Matthew · Traveled August 2023
Great group and destinations. Some days were very full of activities but it was good to be able to make the most of the trip.
Review submitted 23 Aug 2023

Mareike · Traveled July 2023
Review submitted 31 Jul 2023

Amy · Traveled July 2023
Amazing trip! Beautiful country and a fantastic way to see some of it. Had lots of laughs and made some good memories on this trip. Would recommend it to anyone.
Review submitted 04 Sep 2023

Savannah · Traveled July 2023
This trip is awesome for anyone looking for a shorter getaway and wants to be out in nature! We saw the most beautiful waterfalls, canyons, viewpoints, farmlands with ponies, and I got see humpback whales and puffins! Also soaking in the thermal hot springs is such a relaxing way to end a day of hiking. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 01 Aug 2023

Kerry · Traveled July 2023
Iceland is amazing and stunning. Our guide Yann was a taskmaster we did lots of extra hikes making it a 3/4* physical holiday not a 2*. The facilities were minimal, bring your own cutlery, plate and hiking boots, do not expect a shower every night!
Review submitted 26 Jul 2023
One Week Camping in Iceland
ZAR  29,185