No, it is illegal to camp outside of designated camping sites. If you wish to camp on cultivated land or a fenced off farmland you need permission from the landowner. Furthermore, the Conservation Law dictates that it is illegal to camp/spend the night in campervans anywhere, including the highlands, without permission from the rightholder / landowner.
Iceland has approx. 170 registered campsites around the island. The majority of these campsites are open from May/June and usually until the end of September but quite a few are open all year round. In our suggested 5-day, 7-day & 11-day trips we have only included campsites that are open all year round.Back