Reykjavik Motorhome Rental in Iceland
Compare RV Rental and Campervan Hire in Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, is an ideal location for motorhome travel because it offers both in-city attractions, as well as a wealth of outdoor activities. From black sand beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and everything in-between, you’re sure not to miss a beat when you have the freedom of your own motorhome hire in Reykjavik to navigate the open roads and circumnavigate Iceland on the Ring Road, or Highway 1. Additionally, because Reykjavik’s weather can be unpredictable at best, you have the safety and comfort of having your accommodation with you at all times. It’s easy to either travel to another location for better weather and attraction viewing, or simply cuddle up in your Reykjavik campervan hire with an array of local food and drinks for a relaxing dinner.
Reykjavik City Attractions
Your campervan hire in Reykjavik lets you enjoy the capital with a small village feel complete with all the modern comforts and entertainment of a big city. You can go from breakfast in down-home style cafes, to taking in the Viking history in local museums, and enjoying a modern nightlife – perhaps after a quick dip into the geothermal pools of Laugardalur – littered with a music scene that has become somewhat infamous for its offerings to modern music. If you’re looking for a quieter night out, Reykjavik kicks in with its cozy village feel, offering small pubs reminiscent of its history.
Before venturing out of the city on your Reykjavik motorhome hire, don’t miss Hallgrimskirkja, a large concrete church that can be seen as far away as 20km. The Saga Museum has also gotten a great deal of attention for its very zealous displays of Viking history, complete with silicon models and sound effects.
A short drive from Reykjavik by Campervan
Reykjavik is within arm’s reach of nature. Surprisingly close to the Icelandic capital is Bláfjöll whose small mountains and lava fields are relatively young, created between 1211 to 1240. There are skifields in the ‘Blue Mountains’ area if you are inclined, but the greatest takeaway is the magnificent view of the auroras in a star-filled sky just 30 minutes outside of the city center by campervan rental in Reykjavik.
If you have a much compressed vacation time but want to venture out, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, which lies about two hours outside of the city, is easily accessible by recreational vehicle (RV) rental in Reykjavik and offers a beautiful and enlightening drive on your way to the peninsula’s lava caves, hot springs, waterfalls and the Snaefellsjokull National Park, where you’ll find a 1,446-meter high volcano glacier the likes of only Iceland can offer.
The Golden and Diamond Circles by Reykjavik RV Rentals
If you’d like to partake in a hot spring farther from the city, be sure to hop back on your campervan hire or motorhome rental in Reykjavik and head out to the Blue Lagoon less than an hour southwest of the capital. This hot spring costs very little, and the day trip out to the location offers amazing sightseeing opportunities.
Farther afield is the UNESCO-designated Thingvellir National Park about 90 minutes east of the capital. This is where you can see the Eurasian plate pulling apart from the North American plate which continues underwater and is becoming an unmissable diving attraction. On the cultural side, the geological demarcation is the location of the original Alþingi (Parliament) which is one of the oldest in the world. While in the vicinity, stand before Gullfoss, a spectacular ‘Golden Falls,’ and Geysir which is, literally, a geothermal hotspot. All three attractions are conveniently doable on a day tour by Reykjavik motorhome rental so you can sneak them into your itinerary if you have limited time to complete the 300-kilometre loop called the Golden Circle.
A more ambitious drive is to the north of Iceland to another loop called the Diamond Circle about 300 kilometres from Reykjavik. This area brims with geothermal features and replete with giant falls, lakes, lava fields, canyons and cliffs.