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|Here is a site for camping sites in Iceland:
First of all, I would recommend going into Ţórsmörk (Thor's Mark), which is just to the north of Eyjafjallajökull. It has camping sites at Básar and Langidalur, and outstanding possibilities for hiking. You can, among other things, go up to the first craters of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, and sit on the new, still-warm mountain. If you go, take some pre-prepared food wrapped in aluminium foil (roast chicken works a treat) and a scraping utensil with you, scrape the top 20-30cm off anywhere on the mountain (well, mound is more accurate), and heat your dinner au naturel. Just be careful not to burn your fingers, or your food.
Here is a link to a page describing the hike:
You can hike from Skógafoss on the southern coast, and walk into Ţórsmörk, or vice versa. Or you can do what I did, camp in Ţórsmörk, go up to the crater from there, and return back the same way, instead of crossing over to Skógafoss. Took me and my wife 11 hours with around 3-4 hours' worth of stops to enjoy the scenery and/or catching our breaths. The elevation is just over 1100m, if I remember correctly.
Here's wikipedia for Ţórsmörk in English
And a site describing how to drive there, with links to the Reykjavík bus terminal, which has buses driving in there 3x per day.
The camping site at basar is on the southern side of Krossá, which is the glacial river running through Ţórsmörk. Crossing the river by car requires a 4x4 bus, or good jeep, and can be treacherous even then. There is one pedestrian bridge, which is moved daily during the summer, as the river regularly changes its course.
Here is a link with info about Básar.
The other side of Krossá, the northern bank, has a couple of places where you can spend the night in a hut. There's Langidalur (Long valley) [submitted link]
and Húsadalur (Valley of Houses) [submitted link]
as well as Slyppugil (some misspell it as Slippugil) camping.
Here's a little article with pics about hiking in Ţórsmörk. The Laugavegur hiking trip she's talking about is a hike from Ţórsmörk to Landmannalaugar (or vice versa). Tell me if you're interested in hearing more about that. Depending on your speed, it's 2-5 days.
And hiking in general in Ţórsmörk: