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  1. Natalie Leslie

    The best time to visit Iceland depends on your interests. Summer is one of the best times to visit this country because the weather is pleasant or you can go in September.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Definitely agree, Natalie! It really does depend on your interests

  2. Lakshana R


    Thanks for all the detailed infos. You encouraged me even more to visit Iceland! It’s on my bucket list!

    I’d be really grateful if you could please answer a few queries.

    I understand that Summer is the preferred season, but then, with the large number of tourists, won’t we have issues in finding a spot at the campsites?

    I love nature and was particularly fascinated by the scenery, the greenery, of Iceland. That’s one of the main reasons why I want to visit. In this case, is Spring a good time to visit?

    You mentioned about an issue caused by the winds that was settled by your insurance company. If I take the premium insurance offered by the company where I’m renting the campervan (Happy Campers you’d said, if I’m not wrong?), won’t it cover the cost of that damage also?

    Finally, when we apply for a visa, we are forced to give details about our accommodation. It is mandatory to reserve a room in a hotel or hostel or AirBnB. If we are planning to use the campervan, how do we proceed, please?

    Sorry for all these questions and thanks in advance!

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Lakshana!

      Since you can’t reserve ahead of time for most camping spots in Iceland, I understand the fear. While the summer months are definitely peak tourist season, you can usually find a spot to camp as they are mostly large open fields. If for some reason, you get turned away because of too many people (this doesn’t usually happen), there’s likely another campsite not too far away.

      From April to May, it’s the perfect season for fishing, golfing, and exploring the outdoors. So you can definitely opt to visit in spring, though it will be colder!

      As for insurance, you’ll have to discuss with the company! I still like to opt for World Nomads on top of that, just in case.

      If you haven’t already, take a look at these posts, too!

      When it comes to the visa – I’m not entirely sure. As I was coming from the US, I didn’t need to apply for an Iceland visa. I would recommend joining the TBA Travel Tribe on Facebook and asking the ladies there: