Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Photos Anna Björk

A JOURNEY IS LIKE MARRIAGE

THE CERTAIN WAY TO BE WRONG IS TO THINK YOU CONTROL IT

John Steinbeck.

CAMPING IN THE WILD

Camping in the wild in Iceland is easy and fun.
 

Camping with no more than three tents is allowed on uncultivated ground for a single night, unless the landowner has posted a notice to the contrary. However, campers should always use designated campsites where they do exist.

Do not camp close to farms without permission. If a group of more than three tents is involved, these campers must seek permission from the landowner before setting up camp outside marked campsite areas.

 

So, if there is no sign, and the land isn't being used to grow things, you have the right to camp there for one night. That is pretty much all the law says.

 

You can camp at the side of the road, IF there is a place to park your car. You should not park your car on the land.

 

Do not drive off the road or track. Motor vehicles can leave marks that last for generations. Driving off roads or tracks is against the law except when the ground is frozen and covered in snow. See further information under “Practical Information/Driving in Iceland”.

 

Staying away from houses is just a basic courtesy. The best rule of thumb to follow in my experience is to never be close enough that you can see anything in the windows, and definitely stay away from gardens and obviously enclosed personal space. 300 meters at the minimum.

 

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