Wild Camping Along Iceland’s Golden Circle

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While bicycle touring in Iceland this past May, Brandon and I decided to make a short video showing off one of our typical wild camping sites in Iceland. Watch the video above and you will see how we hide our camp in the trees, how we set up our tents, and how we position our bicycles in such a way that we can keep an eye on them even when we are inside our tents at night.

When you are finished watching the video, be sure to check out these awesome pictures of our other campsites in Iceland.

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  1. Erin

    September 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for the video of your tents and organization. I like the way Brandon sets up his panniers and bike–he doesn’t have to rummage around trying to find things.

    You both lay your bikes on the ground, so obviously condensation during the night isn’t a worry?

    • Bicycle Touring Pro

      October 3, 2012 at 7:22 am

      No, I don’t worry very much about my bike getting wet. If it rains, the bike gets wet. I dry it out when I can. When traveling by bike, you are basically living outside. You try to protect your things when you can (hide under a tree, bus stop, etc), but sometimes you just get wet. It isn’t the end of the world.

  2. John Kim

    May 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I can’t see the video from my ipad andiPhone. Am I the only one with the problem?

  3. Ron

    May 22, 2013 at 3:28 am

    I trust there were no wild animals in the vicinity of the campsite. Keeping food in a tent is a recipe for disaster, if bears are around. Leaving bicycles outside of the tent is not a serious problem but better to keep them inside. That’s why I chose a Brompton… and keep a motion sensor alarm outside.. just in case..

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