If you want a real adventure, take a trip to Iceland. This island nation in the North Atlantic feels like something from another world with its volcanic landscape.
You’ll see dramatic waterfalls like the 197-foot Skógafoss, hot springs and thermal pools that you can soak in like the famous Blue Lagoon, geysers that burst water and steam up in the air like Strokkur—and let’s not forget the quirky capital, Reykjavík, which will charm you with its colorful small buildings and cultural museums.
The country has one main highway known as the Ring Road that circles all the way around the island. It’s the road trip of a lifetime and best experienced by renting a campervan, which luckily, the Nordic country has plenty of. To make your trip even more memorable, KúKú Campers offers a range of rentals with amazing artwork.
KúKú Campers make traveling across Iceland even more fun with their unique designs.
The rental company offers a variety of campers, painted and not painted, in different sizes. Some will sleep two people comfortably, while others can accommodate larger groups and families.
Their vehicles include models like Dodge Durango and Land Rover 4x4s, as well as Ford Transits and Ford F-250s. Their ‘Category F’ vehicles can hold up to five people and be driven on off-road trails.
The rad murals on their vehicles are spray painted. They feature everything from animals to Chuck Norris, Garfield, and even Yoda.
They can easily be reached from the airport.
The company’s located about mid-way between the international airport and downtown Reykjavík. Upon your arrival, they offer a shuttle service from the airport to their office. From there, it’s only a short 10-minute drive up to the capital where you can then start your trip on the Ring Road.
Their vehicles are reliable and fuel-efficient.
Unlike a lot of rental companies, they don’t charge extra for multiple drivers. They also offer roadside assistance throughout Iceland.
The rentals come with a fully equipped kitchen and a comfy bed.
There’s no bathroom or shower, but you can find facilities all throughout the country at gas stations, campgrounds, restaurants, and stores. For showers, they recommend going for a dip in any of the many local swimming pools, which are located in just about every small town across the island.
No need to worry about packing anything. They have all the add-ons imaginable: BBQ grills, camping chairs, tables, coolers, tents, pillows, a GPS, child seat, road maps, and even Icelandic sweaters.
The best part about camping in Iceland? At night, the dark unpolluted skies are perfect for watching the Northern Lights.
You can comfortably watch the colorful lights dancing in the sky from the back of your vehicle.
Insurance is not required, but they do offer it at a reasonable cost for 20 euros a day (about $22 in USD).
There is a three-day minimum rental period, but you can rent them for as long as you’d like. It takes about 7-14 days to experience the Ring Road, depending on how much you want to stop and explore.
If you’re looking to cut down on time, the Golden Circle is also worthy of a drive. The route, looping from Reykjavík to the southern uplands and back, only takes about three days and covers some of the key sights and attractions.
You’ll find amazing photo ops everywhere.
And we’re not just talking about the natural landscapes. You can also discover turf houses across Iceland and landmarks like the abandoned DC-3 plane crash (pictured above) on Sólheimasandur black sand beach.
Their campers allow you to see more of Iceland for less cost than a hotel.
According to their website, KúKú Campers offer the lowest cost of bed & transport in Iceland. Prices vary, depending on the size of van and what season you’re traveling. They have four categories: Crazy Season (Nov 1-April 30), Juicy Season (May 1-June 15), Sexy Season (June 16-Aug 31), and Party Season (Sept 1-Oct 31). In the winter, the vans are all equipped with studded tires.
You can view all of their pricing details on this chart from their website. The best time to visit is during their Crazy Season (over the winter), while the most expensive time is Sexy Season (in the summer).
The company is a perfect example of Iceland’s quirkiness. Take their commercials for example. They’re hilarious (and a little weirder than you might expect):
For more details, and to book your own campervan, check out KúKú Campers on their website here. They also recommend becoming familiar with SafeTravel.is for more up-to-date info on driving throughout the highlands of Iceland.
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