Photographs of Icelanic landscapes tend to incite serious wanderlust — add a tiny camper to the scene and you’ve got the makings of a swoon-worthy outdoors adventure. Local company Mink Campers is offering their little trailers, designed by Jordi Hans Design, for rent, saying they’re “the only way to see Iceland” – and from the pictures, we just might agree.
Ever wanted to explore Iceland? Mink Campers allows you to get out there in nature without completely waving goodbye to the 21st century. Their two-person campers, rented with a 4×4 vehicle, allow you to sleep under the stars while also enjoying electricity, WiFi, USB charging, and a Bose sound system.
The Mink Camper, which is around nine-feet by five-feet by six-feet, has a queen mattress inside. A Webasto heating system provides warmth while campers gaze at the sky through a roof skylight. Round side windows also let in light, while LED lighting brightens up the camper when it’s dark. Scandinavian linen, a blanket, pillows, and a duvet will keep explorers cozy. Jordi Hans Design said on their website the camper was “designed around ergonomics, safety, and sustainability.” Two adults can snuggle in — or around four kids, as seen in the Instagram picture below.
What about breakfast the next morning? There’s an open air kitchen around the back of the trailer, equipped with a gas stove, illuminated ice chest, kitchen tools, and a table and chairs.
During summer 2017, people could rent the camper with a 4×4 Dacia Duster supplied by Avis. The camper cost 119 Euros, around $146, per day, with the Duster costing 150 Euros, around $185, a day, bringing the total, which Mink Campers said included cleaning and value-added tax, to 269 Euros, or around $331.
Mink Campers recommended people rest at dedicated camping sites, which they said cost around $10 to $15 per person and often offer showers and toilets. They included warnings for adventurers who might not be familiar with driving in the country as weather can change rapidly. Beyond watching out for gravel roads, single-lane bridges, and blind hills, drivers also need to keep an eye out for another potential hazard: “numerous sheep roaming freely.”
Images courtesy of Mink Campers