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Do campsites in Iceland offer electricity?

Yes and no. Campsites in Iceland are very different from each other. Some are very well equipped and have excellent facilities. Others aren’t much more than a bit of grass next to a farmhouse.

Yes and no. Campsites in Iceland are very different from each other. Some are very well equipped and have excellent facilities. Others aren’t much more than a bit of grass next to a farmhouse. And then you have the average ones somewhere in the middle.

Most of the bigger, popular ones have electricity. Many of the average ones do as well, but it’s hit-or-miss. If electricity is a “must” for you, we recommend doing a bit of research before your trip. Tjalda.is has pretty good information on most campsites. When this is written, the Tjalda.is isn’t perfectly up to date. But at least they have links to most of the campsites where you can find more information.

Besides listing if they have electricity or not, Tjalda.is has information about other useful things. For instance, if the campsites have hot and cold water, a playground, toilets, a washing machine etc.

Does electricity cost extra at the campsites in Iceland?

Yes, they charge a little extra for access to electricity. Usually, it’s around 1000 ISK per day.

Is it any different in the winter time?

Some campsites only offer electricity in the summer. So, do a little research before your trip and double check if they do. Also, be aware that while winter camping is getting increasingly popular in Iceland, not all campsites will be open. Tjalda.is has a list but it might not be 100% up to date. 

We love winter camping in Iceland since our campervans are extremely well equipped for it. Since many of the campsites are now open during winter, you can enjoy camping in Iceland all year round.

Hopefully, we’ve answered all your questions about electricity on campsites in Iceland. You can find more information about campervans on our website. Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.