GO Campers Campervan Review

As with our last two trips to Maui and Kauai, I am doing a few posts about specific parts of our trip that I can link to in the day-by-day recaps I will do later.

The first post I want to do is a very thorough review of our GO Campers Campervan that we spent 8 nights and 9 days driving around Iceland in! A couple of years ago Eric watched a YouTube video about a couple who rented a Campervan and drove around Iceland’s Ring Road. We immediately added it to our trip bucket list and I’m excited to say it now has a big check mark beside it.

We rented the GO LITE Camper 3-pax from GO Campers and I’m really glad we decided to rent the slightly bigger camper instead of the smaller 2-person one. The 3-pax actually ended up being a really great size for 2 people.

In the back it had 3 benches for seating around a kitchen table (which we ended up taking down for the entire 9 days to give us more space in the back) and then the couches folded down into a bed.

View from the back showing how we could store our luggage under the back bench. The two side benches also had storage underneath. We used one side for our groceries and the other side for our bedding.

Two different views of the backseat with the benches up. The backrests would then go in the middle on top of bars to create the bed. It was a good set-up.

Our cooking / counter area. We had a sink with running water, a cookstove and a cooler box that would charge during the day.

Eric liked the campervan too 😉

Our trusty van got us through over 2,200 km / 1,365 miles in the 9 days we had it! It truly was the best way to see a beautiful country because we could be so flexible with where we went and where we stayed – as you’ll see when I do our day-to-day recaps of the trip. Also GO Campers was fantastic to deal with, the campervan was brand new and had never been used before and it ended up not having the bars we needed to set up our bed. We managed to make it work for the first night, but I emailed GO Campers right away and they made arrangements to fly the bars we needed out to Hofn, the next town we’d be stopping at. It definitely helped make the bed much more comfortable and I was very grateful to them for getting them to us even though we were already 1/4 of our way around the Ring Road.

We would definitely do more campervanning trips in the future! Though next time we would have to make sure we got an automatic transmission as Eric was pretty tired having to do ALL the driving!

Have you or would you ever travel by campervan? 

10 Responses

  1. NZ Muse says:

    YEPPPP and absolutely loved it! Around the South Island of NZ (and iceland is actually v similar, so it would be cool to do a camper tour if we ever go back there). Love the freedom and comfort.

  2. Vanessa says:

    What a fun, flexible way to travel! My family camped a lot when I was a kid and this post is making me feel a little nostalgic. 🙂

  3. Heidi says:

    I saw your picture of the camper on instagram and I immediatly looked into it. What a cool idea, I totally want to do this one day! Can’t wait to read your other recaps!

  4. Heather says:

    What a cool idea! I have never heard of anything like this!

  5. Abby says:

    This is Soooo freaking cool!!!! Wow. I would never think to do this. So if we ever got a camper, this is along the lines of what I want. Its a huge improvement from our backpacking tents. But still can got so Many places! My husband, on the other hand, wants one of the bigger/fancier “rigs” Which I can understand – but this just looks so easy to get to and go with!

    Your trip looks amazing

  6. Stephany says:

    This looks like so much fun! I have a lot of questions, though, like how did you shower and what were your meals like, lol. The important stuff, ya know. Not sure if you’ll be answering them during your trip recaps, but maybe a Q&A post would be good! I’d never, ever think of campervanning (yes, I just made that a verb) on a trip, so I am CURIOUS about the logistics of everything.

  7. That is so cool!! Looks like an amazing feat of engineering.

  8. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns says:

    This looks so cool! What a great way to see a country. I don’t think I can talk phil into going to Iceland but if I could, this would be the way to do it! Their customer service sounds amazing.

  9. […] At noon, GO Campers picked us up at our hotel room to take us to their office so we could get our campervan! […]

  10. Okay, the campervan is SO cool!! I had no idea you could rent those; I totally would!

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