It’s no secret that Iceland is an expensive country to travel through.
But renting a campervan in Iceland is by far the best and CHEAPEST way to explore.
You get to save a bunch of money on expensive accommodation, whilst also spending your nights camped out under the beautiful Icelandic skies.
Better still, exploring Iceland in a motorhome gives you flexibility and the chance to go off the beaten track.
As it’s such a popular way to get around, there are lots of rental companies in Iceland.
To make things easier, I’ve handpicked the top ones for you!
As well as giving my best tips on where to book in order to get the best price possible.
Let's take a look ...
When it comes to camper rentals in Iceland, you’ll often find the best deals by using Motorhome Republic.
Motorhome Republic is a price comparison site that will help you find cheap rentals.
The website is effortless to use, making it easy to find vehicle availability for your chosen dates, and the best rental packages available.
There are also other benefits of booking with Motorhome Republic including:
Where possible, I’ve included links to Motorhome Republic to make your booking process much smoother!
Camp Easy is a family-run rental company that has nearly 10 years of experience in campervan hire.
Their office is situated right by KEF airport, and free transfers are available for anyone who books with this company!
They have support on hand 24/7, as well as on-the-go email and phone support.
Not only that, but Camp Easy has a live fleet management system, which means they’ll never cancel a booking!
With such great reviews and a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, this is a great option when it comes to camper rentals in Iceland.
Camp Easy has 12 different vehicles available to hire, ranging from small campers to large vans.
Each rental comes with everything you need including a quality stove, kitchenware, running water, and even a laundry rack.
You’ll also be pleased to hear that all campers come with heating and a ventilation system, so you can travel around Iceland whenever!
Camp Easy also has three 4x4 campervans that are specifically designed to tackle Iceland’s F-roads. They come with larger tyres and raised chassis, which means you can go wherever your heart desires!
If you’re looking for cheap campervan rentals in Iceland, then Happy Campers is the one to go for!
Not only will you save a ton of cash, but you’ll have access to the ‘Happy App’ which is an itinerary builder - perfect to help you find those hidden gems.
Once you’ve booked your van you’ll also get access to the ‘Happy Iceland e-book’, and can enjoy a wide variety of partner discounts as you travel around the country.
Happy Campers is also an eco-friendly company that plants at least 1 tree for every booking!
This rental company includes a Collision Damage Waiver within their rental price, and they also have different bundles to choose from when booking your camper.
Happy Campers have nine different vehicles available to rent.
The cheapest option is the Happy 1 EX which can be hired out from just 9,670 ISK ($74) per day.
Trust me - that’s a real bargain for Iceland and you won’t find many better deals than that!
Each rental comes with a gas stove, sink with running water, a heating system, and a refrigerator among other amenities.
Hertz is a car & van rental company that has a great reputation across the world.
Each of their campervans comes fully equipped with everything you need for the perfect road trip around Iceland.
Campervan rentals also come with unlimited mileage, a Collision Damage Waiver, and VAT is included so you won’t find any hidden charges!
Not only does Hertz offer discounts on rentals, but they also have a special offer for KEF airport (this is the only pick-up location available for campervans and motorhomes).
Hertz has three different campers to choose from including a VW Caddy Beach Camper, a Toyota Hilux Camper, and a large motorhome.
The VW Caddy Beach Camper is best for couples, whilst the motorhome sleeps four people so is great for small families.
If you’d prefer to hire a large motorhome whilst in Iceland, then Hertz is a great choice. The prices are very reasonable, and they often have special discounts & offers available.
It’s important to note that you’ll have to choose the Toyota camper if you’re planning to visit the highlands, as the other two rental vehicles are not permitted there!
If you are looking to rent a smaller camper for getting around Iceland, then I recommend checking out Lava Car Rental.
They are a local and family-owned company with years of experience and thousands of happy customers/good reviews under their belt.
Having built up a large presence on the island as a top rate car rental company they are now a big player in the campervan rental space as well, with large renovations to their fleet planned for the coming year.
As you will see, they specialise in smaller campers. There are a lot of benefits to renting a smaller vehicle in Iceland, as opposed to a larger motorhome.
Not least in wintery conditions and if you have little experience driving larger vehicles (especially abroad).
Their vans are built on the hugely popular Renault Kangoo, offering a compact and reliable vehicle for travel almost anywhere in Iceland.
All vehicles are fitted with a Webasto heating system, keeping you warm throughout those cold Icelandic nights. As well as all other essential camping equipment; such as cooking gear, sleeping bags, tables and chairs.
It's worth noting that this comes as standard, which is something to factor into pricing. Many other rental companies will charge you more for such items.
So if you are traveling as a couple or pair of friends, then these guys are definitely worth considering!
Other features worth pointing out when booking are:
JS Camper Rental specialises in 4x4 rentals, which is a must if you’re heading down Iceland’s F-roads.
Their vehicles are unique, as they are pickup trucks with a small caravan-style roof box on top, which offers plenty of room for travellers.
Each rental includes a Collision Damage Waiver, VAT, and unlimited km, so you won’t have to worry about the distance you travel.
There are also plenty of optional extras available including more insurance options, and an extra driver but the cost will increase with these.
All the vehicles at JS Camper Rental have been upgraded to the newest Toyota Hilux pickup.
The 4 wheel drive will allow you to explore Iceland’s highlands if you wish, which gives you complete flexibility for your trip.
Each rental comes with a gas stove and heater, a refrigerator, 40L of fresh water, and volt sockets.
Although the vehicles are smaller than many other campers on this list, there is so much space!
If you’re not feeling confident enough to drive a large van in Iceland, then a Toyota Hilux is a great option. This is the same base vehicle we used for touring the rugged landscape of Norway, and it was perfect!
Part of Touring Car’s fleet is dedicated to luxury motorhomes that have all driven less than 100,000km.
So, if you choose this company you know you’re getting a reliable, great-quality vehicle.
They also provide free pick up and drop-off between KEF airport, and free transfers to and from nearby hotels.
Each rental comes with all the essentials including unlimited km, insurance, and 24/7 roadside assistance.
However, it’s important to note that you’ll only be able to hire campervans with this company if you’re aged 23 or over!
Touring Cars has six motorhomes available to hire ranging from 2 to 6 berths, and each one comes with a navigation system, kitchenware, and a cleaning kit.
The only thing to keep in mind about Touring Cars’ motorhomes is that they’re all large. If you’d prefer to drive something smaller, you may want to look somewhere else.
These motorhomes are also designed with space and luxury in mind, so they aren’t very budget-friendly.
However, if you’re travelling as a family or a large group they’re perfect.
Although Europcar doesn’t specifically specialise in campervan rentals specifically, they do have a lot to offer!
Not only do they have several pick up points across the country, but they have over 50 years of experience.
Vehicles also come with a GPS navigation system, mobile WiFi (which is incredibly handy), and child seats if you’re travelling as a family.
If you’re looking to save a bit of cash, Europcar also offers a free discount tag during your hire period which gives you exclusive discounts on fuel.
Europcar has a huge variety of vehicles at their disposal, but they don’t have a big choice of vans.
The vehicles they do have include ford transits, and Volkswagen caddy’s.
You’ll also find that they won’t typically be kitted out as a campervan, but they’re more just a way to get around Iceland.
If you’re planning to bring a tent with you and camp, this will be no problem for you but just keep this in mind. You’ll also be able to sleep in the vehicle if you’re happy to put the seats down, but don’t expect the comfort of other vehicles on this list.
Go Campers is one of the most trusted camper rental companies in Iceland.
They pride themselves on their ‘no hidden charges’ policy, which means you won’t be hit with any unexpected fees or add-ons.
You also get unlimited mileage with each rental, a collision damage waiver, and an extra driver for FREE included! They also offer emergency 24/7 roadside assistance.
Not only do they have a lot to offer for campers, but Go Campers is also an eco-friendly rental company.
They offer guests the chance to offset their carbon footprint by tree planting in collaboration with the Iceland Carbon Fund.
Go Campers have 10 vehicles available to hire ranging from compact to large campers. They also have a selection of 4x4 vehicles.
Although the amenities included differ with each vehicle, many of the campers have a heating system, a gas stove, and also come with free sleeping bags.
If you’re travelling on a budget, then Go Campers are a great choice as their vehicles start from just 10,900 ISK per day ($83).
This is an absolute bargain, so if you’re looking to save some cash - check this company out!
Kuku Campers has to be one of the best choices when it comes to Iceland campervan rentals.
They have a huge fleet of vehicles, and they offer plenty of awesome extras with their rentals.
This includes unlimited mileage and a collision damage waiver. However, that’s not all!
Kuku Campers also include a FREE extra driver with each rental, and fuel discounts.
With great prices, plenty of included extras, and lots of vans to choose from - it’s no wonder this company is so popular.
They also have some great budget-friendly options!
The thing that sets Kuku Campers aside from the rest is the number of vehicles they have available to hire.
There are 15 campervans in total ranging from a 4x4 with a rooftop tent, to a large campervan. Whether you’re looking for a small or large vehicle - Kuku has you covered!
Each camper comes with a gas stove, cooking utensils, cleaning tools, and a mattress. Some of the larger vehicles also come with an overnight heater, and running water.
So, no matter what you’re looking for - you’re bound to find something with this awesome rental company!
If you’re looking for cheap campervan rentals in Iceland, this company is a perfect choice.
They have great offers all year round, but if you travel during the low season you can get up to 50% off your rental. I thought that would get your attention!
Each rental also comes with included VAT, unlimited mileage (on certain vehicles), and a collision damage waiver. There will also be 24/7 mechanical assistance available.
You’ll even get a fuel discount card to save you some money on the road.
With so much to offer, make sure you check out Campervan Iceland!
Campervan Iceland has eight different campers available to hire, and six motorhomes.
They have one of the biggest fleets in Iceland, so you won’t be short of options. Their vehicles range from mini-campers, right up to large motorhomes that sleep up to six people.
Each camper has a different set of included amenities, but generally, your rental will come with sleeping bags, a heating system, a camping stove, and kitchenware. Some even come with WiFi!
The cost of your camper rental in Iceland will depend on several factors. This includes the size of the vehicle, the duration of your trip, and the company you decide to go with.
When it comes to hiring a campervan in Iceland, generally you’ll pay between 10,000-25,000 ISK ($76-$190) per day for a smaller campervan, whilst renting a large motorhome will set you back between 48,000-70,000 ISK ($365-$530) per day.
If you’re just planning to drive the iconic Golden Circle route then this can technically be done in a day - however, we’d recommend taking your time to fully enjoy the sites.
If you want to drive your camper along the full ring road in Iceland, then you’ll want to allow at least two weeks.
Since 2015, Iceland has brought in a series of new camping rules. This is to reduce the impact of tourism on the fragile environment, as the country attracts up to 2 million visitors a year.
If you’re planning to explore Iceland by campervan, you’re legally required to stay at campsites overnight. You can no longer wild camp anywhere whilst driving around the county.
Typically, you have to be at least 21 years of age to rent a campervan in Iceland.
Some companies will allow you to hire a camper at 20 years of age, but it all depends on who you choose! This often comes with certain requirements like having had your driving license for at least a year.
The Golden Circle is the most iconic road trip route in Iceland and is 300km (186 miles) long.
This route is also known as the Golden Triangle, as it takes you to three of the most popular attractions in the country - the Geysir Geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park.
Now you’ve taken a look at the best campervan rentals in Iceland, it’s time for the fun part!
Whether you want to go whale watching, explore Iceland’s many waterfalls, or head out on a few hikes - there are endless things to do in this beautiful country.
Of course, your itinerary will differ depending on whether you’re just road tripping the Golden Circle (like we did) or the full ring road but this country has many awesome places to visit.
If you have any questions about campervan rental in Iceland, don’t hesitate to drop them in the comments below!