Having trouble looking for places to stay. Suggestions?

By Traveller July 20, 2016
Reykjavik

Having trouble looking for places to stay. Suggestions?

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By Howard Traveller July 20, 2016

We're a family of four and looking at exploring Iceland mid August for a week, where we'll drive around (my goal to drive around the entire country! I've done that in Taiwan in 12 days) and enjoy seeing/doing the amazing things that one can only do there, but...

We've been having a real hard time looking for hostels to stay at. From booking.com to emailing direct, seems almost every place is booked up! Is this normal? Any suggestions in where to book places to stay?

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Having hard time to book at hotel at this time is quite normal. Tourism is blooming now and we've only barely kept pace with the increasing numbers of visitors.. If you'll be travelling around the country and the weather is good, then there are loads of nice camping spots. You might also want to look into Airbnb (www.airbnb.com) if everything else fails. From there you can rent homes, apartments or rooms from locals.
Local Guru July 20, 2016
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Thanks for the ideas! It's impressive to get emails back with zero space available. Hopefully we can make this happen.