Why choose a roof top tent?

Roof top tents are a great way to travel around Iceland. With a roof top tent on a SUV you can explore the highlands in Iceland. Roof top tents have also steadily become a more and more popular option for accommodation while traveling around Iceland.

The first roof top tents were used in the 1930s but they did not gain popularity until the late 1990s and are now more popular than ever with the constantly growing popularity in the off-road and 4x4 community such as in Australia and south America and all over Europe.

Driving on a Dacia Duster with roof top tent

Roof top tent car rental in Iceland

Rooftop tents have also steadily become a more and more popular option for accommodation while traveling around Iceland. Staying in hotels in Iceland over the summer period can end up being very costly. More and more people have realized the benefits of having their accommodation with them at all times such as with a motorhome or a rooftop tent. But maybe you ask yourself, what is a rooftop tent?

With no check-in or check-out times a roof top tent is an ideal option to have when you want to get to your destination and without having to worry about getting to your lodging in time, just find the nearest camping area and pop open your roof top tent and in less than a minute you are ready to hit the sack.

Rooftop tent in Iceland with a rainbow around it

Roof top tent on a car

Iceland has unlimited options on where to drive and what to see so your route may change at any moment. The Icelandic weather is also known for changing at any moment every day, just like the Icelandic one-liner says “If you don’t like the weather in Iceland….. just wait 5 minutes” sometimes not really a joke but more of a fact. To this extent not having to look for a hotel room that may or may not be close to your location is a big benefit and a real-time saver. 


Sure you can book a hotel with a nice view in some places, but one of the biggest upside to having a roof tent is that YOU decide what spectacular view you have outside your window, be it rows of beautiful mountain terrain, one of the many wonderful waterfalls Iceland has to offer or just the spectacular view of Vatnajökull Glacier, the appeal of falling asleep listening to the soothing sounds of a river flowing from a glacier towards the ocean or the ever-changing sounds of a nearby waterfall, can not be surpassed. And If you wonder if you can camp with your roof tent anywhere in Iceland, we have the answer for you right here

The decision is yours to make, weigh and measure the variety of options to make your journey the most enjoyable. You can also read about 10 tips on camping in a roof tent car in Iceland

Roof top tent Dacia Duster surrounded by mountains in Iceland

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