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  1. Alessa A Rogers

    Hey! Great blog. Just wondering- did you plan out your campsites before you set off or was it fine to just wing it? Do campsites for camper vans sell out? I don’t want to be tied to a plan but I want to make sure I don’t end up with nowhere to sleep for the night! Thanks a lot.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hey hey! The guys at the rental company helped us out with this and I’m not entirely sure if you can pre-book. Depending on time of year, some of them close for a good part of the winter season, and I would say they likely sell out other times. If you’re going in the summer, it’s probably a bit more crowded. We were on the cusp of winter, and half of the time we were the only ones camping. Even with the camper van, you may want to consider a night or two at a bed and breakfast to get a break from sleeping in a van and having a real shower.

  2. Caroline

    Hey! Love your blog. Planning a trip to Iceland for September and considering using a camper van. I’ve never done it before so this may be a dumb question but do you have to pay for using the campsite if you’re sleeping in a camper van?

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Caroline! Not a dumb question — really good that you’re looking into these details! Most campsites you typically have to pay regardless of if you’re sleeping in a camper van or using campsite, because that’s a spot that someone else could be using, but I think prices tend to be quite low (some are even $10-$30 a night). That said, since you are in a camper van, there is a bit more flexibility about finding other spots…but that doesn’t come with bathroom/shower facilities, you know?