Iceland, Reykjavik, and The Golden Circle:
Our journey began with three active days in Reykjavik and then on to the Golden Circle with our camper van. While in Reykjavik, we made sure to visit the usual tourist hot-spots such as The Solfar Sun Voyager and the local Lutheran Church Hallgrímskirkja. Since we traveled during the Easter holiday weekend, the bars were open round the clock and spirits were being poured in every direction (tip #1 come prepared to pay higher prices on booze). It was a festive weekend and we did our best to see as much as possible. By the time we were ready to board our van, we were going on three hours of sleep. But who cares when you’re on vacation and your home for the next two weeks is a camper van. We would be able to stop, eat, drive, sleep, and shoot whenever the H🔥 we wanted. And that my friends, is the beauty behind the camper van life.
After much research, we chose Kuku campers for our journey around the RIng Road. Once we picked up our camper, we then went shopping for the bulk of our groceries since large grocery stores are hard to come by once you set out. This google maps link, however, is a fabulous reference for pit-stops along the way: Grocery Stores In Iceland. Once we packed our mini fridge, we were ready to head out onto the open and icy terrain.
Obviously, there’s a lot to see in Iceland, especially within the Golden Circle so we decided to start our journey there. Whether you start or end with the Circle, be sure to map it out. If you were to hit every stop, it could take you days. We broke our stops down to Þingvellir National Park, Öxararfoss Waterfall, The Great Geysir, Gullfoss, Faxi Waterfall, and Kerið Crater. Once the sun began to set, we headed toward the Gljúfrabúi and Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls, made our dinner (I mean you couldn’t ask for a better view) and then camped across the bridge, at the Hamragarðar Campsite. This is one of the most beautiful campsites we stayed at AND with the best amenities. Needless to say, we highly recommend. When all was said and done, we were able to complete the Golden Circle in one day. Woo! It was a lot but because we were specific with our choices, we never felt rushed.
Look to the Signs:
When living and traveling on the road, let the signs be your guide. You’ll notice several signs along the way. Get to know them so you can immediately understand what they are trying to communicate. The Hot Pot sign happens to be my fave, lol… If you want to boil yourself up for dinner, just look for the Hot-Pot signs. Who needs a Crock-Pot when you can have a Hot-Pot.
Bathrooms can be hard to come by, especially if your campsite happens to be closed so keep your eyes peeled for the blue signs. Cafeterias and Restaurants are a great alternative. If that fails, find a shower to pee in… lol. #kiddingnotkidding
The Camping Signs:
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We state that they’re green in our video but they’re actually blue. (Apparently, we were color-blind at the time of filming). These signs will lead the way to your camping destinations. It’s also a good idea to locate your campsite within a GPS device, ahead of time or within your google maps app: Camping Sites In Iceland. When taking the van life option for Iceland, make sure to respect the land and those around you. Don’t just park anywhere, you must get permission or park at designated camping sites along the way. Occasionally, there are a few roads that close due to weather and the terrain so make sure you know exactly where you’re going.
Hold the door! No really, the wind is nuts and that’s pretty much year round. Hold your door everytime you step out of your van. The end. Cue GIF…