Custom-built, yellow teardrop trailers got here into being with a considerably upsetting query: does tenting have to be uncomfortable?
The Reykjavík-based Mink Campers have overcome the unpredictable components of tenting under the Arctic circle with a mini-trailer geared up with central heating. Co-founder Kolbeinn Bjornsson instructed Lonely Planet they’d got down to design a cellular home completely suited to Iceland: sturdy construction and thick tyres for the gravel highlands, and a glass roof for when the Northern Lights present up. The trailers additionally have Wi-Fi, a sound system and an open-air kitchen; the within is admittedly an overbuilt queen-size mattress with room for 2 adults and an optionally available good bunk-bed for a kid.
“The intimacy of camping should come with comfort,” Bjornsson stated. “When people sleep in a tent, so much of the energy goes into just surviving the night. It takes away from the experience of being close to nature.” Small-sized, Iceland is a well-liked street journey vacation spot, the place driving solely occupies an affordable a part of the journey. The island’s loop route, known as the Ring Road, is nearly 1350 km (830 miles). While it might technically be made in lower than 24 hours, many travellers spend roughly one week, with room for some fascinating detours.
The Mink Campers are rented out with a automobile, and to discover the inside highlands, a jeep is required. The hardy trailers a stable area of interest within the barren inside the place unbiased lodging can typically be the one choice.
Trips take numerous varieties, as evident on the Mink Instagram account. “What every tour has in common,” Bjornsson stated, “is that people return with a story of a favourite overnight spot.” For extra about Mink Campers go to their web site.
By Egill Bjarnason