Due to its rather inclement weather (low temperatures, snow-storms, wind and rain to name a few) tent camping is not so popular in Iceland apart from a few weeks in the summer. Instead, RV or campervanning is the way to go. You will be able to stay dry and warm at the same time as exploring this most staggeringly beautiful place. The country is famous for its endless wilderness, volcanoes, black sandy beaches, geysers and hot springs. There are great hiking and riding opportunities as well as a vibrant nightlife in its capital city Reyjavik. You may find the names and road signs all unpronounceable but travelling around by RV is easy with great roads, plenty of campsites with availability even in the peak summer months and most people speak English. AsIcelandis an expensive country travelling by van is cheaper than a hotel room and self-catering is much cheaper than eating out every night.
Many people plan the trip of a lifetime when going toNew Zealandand booking an RV or campervan is a popular option. Travellers want to see as much as possible of both North and South Island and travelling around by van is usually the cheapest and easiest way to do this. Starting in the north with its tropical climate, hot springs and fabulous beaches is a great start before heading south to the mountains and forests, fjords and pastures of South Island. New Zealand has some epic adventures including whale watching at Kaikoura, kayaking in Marlborough Sound, hiking in Abel Tasman National Park, bungee jumping in Queenstown (where it started) and helicopter flights over the Fox Glacier.
Another country that is really geared up towards camping and campers in general, France is a great place for a road trip in an RV. There are literally thousands of great campsites in France from rural farms to all mod-cons and all facilities mega-camps. There is a huge selection of campsites to choose from along France’s lengthy and very diverse coastline. You can wake up to sunrise from cliff tops in Brittany overlooking the Atlantic or watch the sunset from your golden sandy beach on the Cote d’Azur. RVs and campervans are also very welcome and catered for with electric hook up available in most places. In fact France is so popular for camping that half of Europe come to France as well as many French people who take an annual camping holiday every summer. Camping is cheap andRV park pricesare low.The road network is also excellent for the RV travellers with clear signposting and regular picnic/rest stops called “Aires” with plenty of space and greenery as well as public bathrooms. It is very easy to drive around France although if you want to take the motorway you may have to pay a toll.