Welcome to Happy Campers

Camper Rental in Iceland

Don’t be a tourist. Be a Happy Camper. Combine transportation and lodging in one Happy campervan in Iceland to make your adventure simple, easy, and fun.

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  • Most travel resources

Happy Forest

We plant one tree for every booking right here in Iceland, so you can leave Iceland a Happier place

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Our Campers

Happy 1

Nissan NV200 or similar

Manual

from €90/day
Seats 2
Sleeps 2

Happy 1 Auto

WV Caddy

Automatic

from €115/day
Seats 2
Sleeps 2

Happy 2

Renault Trafic

Manual

from €135/day
Seats 4
Sleeps 2

Happy 2 Auto

Renault Trafic

Automatic

from €140/day
Seats 4
Sleeps 2

Happy 3

Renault Master

Manual

from €155/day
Seats 5
Sleeps 5

Happy 4×4

VW Transporter

Automatic

from €210/day
Seats 4
Sleeps 2

Happy 1 EX

Nissan NV200 or similar

Manual

from €70/day
Seats 2
Sleeps 2

Happy 2 EX

Renault Trafic or similar

Manual

from €115/day
Seats 4
Sleeps 2

Happy 3 EX

Renault Master

Manual

from €130/day
Seats 5
Sleeps 5

Extras

Check out our variety of extras and insurance options that you can book with any camparvan from Happy Campers

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Happy App

The Happy App is an all-in-one solution that comes installed on a tablet in your van. The app serves as a GPS, itinerary builder & library, WiFi hotspot with unlimited data, weather warning system, emergency service assistant, and more. Free with new vans but extra for EX-categories.

FREE
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Sleeping Bag

Make your adventure extra warm in the colder months (Sep – Apr) by renting a sleeping bag. In the summer, most customers are comfortable with the bedding included in the camper van rental, but if you tend to be cold, we suggest renting a sleeping bag any time of year.

20 EUR /rental
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Premium Plus

0 Self-risk / deductible on all of our insurances for maximum protection and peace-of-mind. Also includes free services such as vehicle lockout, incorrect fueling, and dead battery assistance.

55 EUR /day
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Premium

Take all available insurance in one package and get a better price.

35 EUR /day
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Gravel Protection

Gravel Protection covers damages to the entire front of the vehicle (including the windshield, headlights, and hood) caused by gravel hitting the car. This type of damage can occur when gravel is thrown into the air by the tires of another vehicle.

10 EUR /day
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BBQ Grill

Nothing makes us happier than firing up the BBQ after a long day of exploring Iceland. If you are a fellow grillmeister, rent our portable gas grill, which comes with everything you need for grilling, including utensils and a propane tank.

30 EUR /rental
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Inverter

A 12V/230V inverter (Europe) or 12V/110V (American) will allow you to charge your electronic devices using the 12V “cigarette lighter” socket in the car. It also adds a couple of USB chargers to the car, which can be convenient to charge your phones and other devices.

20 EUR /rental
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Camping Chair

A camping chair can make your trip a little extra special. You can sit in the perfect spot and watch one of our beautiful sunsets or bundle up and gaze at the stars. Be sure to check out our camping table for rent, too.

15 EUR /rental
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Table

Our simple camping table makes it easy to enjoy a meal outside, or even inside in our larger vans. The collapsable table is simple to store in the van and lets you enjoy your meal, play cards, do the plank, or whatever makes you Happy.

20 EUR /rental
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Extra Driver

Would you like to make your trip more relaxing by having more than one driver? It’s only fair that you get to enjoy the views from the passenger seat a bit, too. Just bring a valid driver’s license for all drivers and you’re all set.

35 EUR /rental
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Plant trees

Want to plant more trees in Iceland? Just add it to your booking and we’ll plant it for you in the Happy Forest. We’ll also send you a photo when we plant your tree(s) as a thank-you.

5 EUR /tree
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Child Car Seat

We welcome all adventurers, big and small. We have child seats of all sizes available for rent so that all family members can stay safe and comfortable on the road. All chairs have been inspected and we do not use expired chairs. Safety first.

10 EUR /day
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Coffee Press

For coffee lovers like us, the Bodum coffee press & thermos is as important as warm clothes. Just bring coffee and you’re ready to brew and drink fresh coffee every day while on the road. Caffeine is great, isn’t it?

5 EUR /rental
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GPS

Make your adventure easier by renting a GPS from us. You can change the language settings so you get directions in your own language (although we recommend keeping the keyboard in Icelandic so you can spell street names correctly).

5 EUR /day
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Happy Iceland eBook

Get our ultimate Happy Iceland eBook when you book a Happy Campers van. This is where we share all of our knowledge in one place. Our eBook covers every important topic about traveling in Iceland so you’re super prepared even before you get here.

COMING SOON
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Free Zone

This is the ultimate recycling station. Departing travelers leave their unused camper products for arriving travelers to enjoy, absolutely free. Stock up on the camping basics in our Free Zone.

FREE
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Gas Canisters

We’re the only camper rental that includes cooking gas for up to 12 days (4-5 canisters). Not only do you save money but more importantly, you don’t have to spend time shopping for it when you run out during your trip.

FREE
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Yard Games

For that extra bit of camping fun, pick up one of our yard games at the office for free. We got you covered with things like Kubb, frisbees, bocce ball, and more.

FREE
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CDW

A Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is mandatory in Iceland and we included it for free with every booking. This means that we waive the right to hold you fully liable for damages. Your maximum liability, or deductible, would be €2,500 (~$3,000), even if you total a €60,000 van.

FREE
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TPL Insurance

Third Party Liability (TPL) Insurance covers damage to property your accident caused, excluding the van itself. It also covers injuries to others, including your own passengers.

FREE
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Extra Blankets

Grab as many extra blankets as you need to stay warm and cozy during your trip.

FREE
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Extra Cookware

Need an extra plate, can opener, or pot? Grab as much extra cookware as you need for your trip.

FREE
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Winter Kit

As a part of our mission to provide the best winter #vanlife experience, we make sure that all of our vans are equipped with studded winter tires, a shovel, starter cables, and an ice-scraper. We also include an extended winter orientation at the office.

FREE
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24/7 Dropoff

Is your flight super early or late? No problem! Return the van anytime and head over to the airport. We’ll take care of the check-out process the following morning. Automatically applied to all bookings with the dropoff time outside of business hours.

FREE
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Bluetooth Speaker

Bring the party wherever you go with this JBL Bluetooth speaker.

15 EUR /rental
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Trekking poles

Planning on going some epic hikes? Rent our simple trekking poles and make the hike a bit more enjoyable.

20 EUR /rental
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Guitar

Take the party to the next level with one of our Happy Guitars.

15 EUR /rental
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Safety Equipment

Safety always comes first, so we include a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in all camper rentals.

FREE
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Towel

Luggage space is valuable, so you can just rent one of our (black) beach towels for your entire trip. Check out our higher-quality Happy Campers towels for purchase at the office as well.

5 EUR /rental
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SCDW

The Super Collision Damage Waiver covers the same things as the CDW, but lowers the deductible from €2,500 (~$3,000) to €600 (~$700)

20 EUR /day
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Sand & Ash Insurance

This insurance covers you in case of damage from ash and sand. Although rare, it is actually more common than most people realize and requires expensive repairs. Sandstorms are common in the highlands, and we live on an active volcanic island where anything can happen.

5 EUR /day
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Theft Insurance

Protects you from liability in case the van or other included items get stolen. This only covers Happy Campers rental items, not personal items.

5 EUR /day
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Scratch & Dent Insurance

Don’t worry about smaller scratches or dents (less than 3 cm) by getting the S&D insurance. Zero (0) deductible on this type of damage will give you that peace-of-mind.

10 EUR /day
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AdBlue

Adblue is used to clean up diesel emissions and we take that seriously. We guarantee that your van is stocked with Adblue for your trip.

FREE
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Tire Insurance

If you damage a tire so that it needs to be replaced, you are not responsible for the cost. Just change to the spare tire, call our service phone, and we will guide you through the process of getting a new tire and you won’t pay anything.

10 EUR /day
Experience

We are Iceland’s oldest campervan rental, so we have the experience to ensure that your trip is a success. We’re old in years but young at heart.

Eco-friendly

We plant at least 1 tree for every booking, including yours! With our ambitious Happy Forest project, we’re making sure to leave Iceland a greener and Happier place and you’ll be a part of that mission.

Family Business

We’re a family business and when you rent a Happy van, you’ll be joining our even larger family of travel- and Iceland lovers.

Van Design

Our campervans are designed to be the perfect travel companion in Iceland. You will not find a more carefully designed, colorful, quirky, and efficient vans in Iceland.

Safety Standards

We take safety seriously and bet that you won’t find these safety features elsewhere. Iceland demands that. Be sure to rent a safe camper for the unpredictable Icelandic conditions.

Best Value

We want you to get the most out of your Iceland trip. That’s why we created the Happy App with itinerary builder, a large video library, free eBook, the Happy blog, the Happy Challenge, a newsletter, and more. When you book with us, you’ll be getting more than just a campervan.

Trip Planner

These 9 comprehensive guides are designed to cover all relevant topics in order to give you the best preparation for your trip. Dive into the topics of campsites, itineraries, attractions, and many more. Together with our blog, it’s everything you’ll need to get ready for your Iceland trip.

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Happy Challenge

Have you heard of the Happy Challenge? This is where you can visit some or all of our favorite attractions and win up to 30% off your rental price, not to mention a permanent place on our Happy Wall of Fame.

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Partners

As a Happy Campers customer, you’ll get access to exclusive coupons and deals from over 20 trusted partners. We only work with companies we have tried ourselves and would genuinely recommend to our travelers. Take us up on our recommendations and get up to a 20% discount.

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Community

Happy Campers hosts the Iceland Camping Community on Facebook, where over 3,000 Happy Campers share their best tips, experience, and questions. A customer or not, we would love for you to join the community.

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Campsite Map

Our most useful resource is our Happy Campers map. The map includes every single campsite in Iceland and is categorized into summer, winter, and hybrid campsites. Each campsite has information about prices, facilities, and more.

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Work with us

Are you a professional blogger, photographer, filmmaker, influencer, or other content creator? We have a long history of successful collaborations with content creators traveling to Iceland so why not send us a line and see if we can work together?

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Happy Trip

7 days

ALL YEAR AROUND – RINGROAD
This itinerary will take you to many of the most beautiful places over 7 days in total. Notice that all places are optional to visit. These are only suggestion from Happy Campers staff.
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10 days

ALL YEAR AROUND – RINGROAD + SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
A 10 day itinerary that will take you to the most spectacular places in Iceland.
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21 days

FULL CIRCLE + F-ROADS
A FULL CIRCLE road trip that includes entering the highland (F-roads) + Westfjords of Iceland. More than 100 stops along the way to breath in all that Iceland has the offer. The ultimate itinerary that are here to experience as much as possible!
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Blog

Overview 28.04.2022

Visiting Vik – the Great Stopover in South Iceland 

Most Happy Campers stop at least for a brief time in Vik i Myrdal (or just Vik). A village in South Iceland is a popular rest stop before driving further or turning back (if your trip is short and you only have time to explore the South coast). It might look small but do not […]

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FAQs

  • expand_moreWhat’s your cancellation policy?

    We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before your rental, no questions asked.

  • expand_moreWhat is required to rent a camper?

    You can rent a campervan if you have a valid driver’s license, are at least 18 years old, and have a credit card with at least EUR 2,500 credit limit.

    Prepaid credit cards and debit cards are accepted if the customer purchases the Premium+ insurance or the Happiest Bundle.

  • expand_moreWill COVID affect my trip?

    Yes and no. We at Happy Campers take severe precautions to minimize the effects of Coronavirus. In fact, we comply with the Clean & Safe protocol here in Iceland.

    While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently categorizes all of Europe as Level 3: High Covid risk, Iceland is the only exception categorized at Level 2: Moderate. This is a good example of the relative safety here in Iceland, from COVID and everything else for that matter. Once in Iceland, you need to follow local regulations that you can read more about at covid.is

  • expand_moreDo you offer 3 or 4-person campers?

    Yes, Happy 3 and Happy 3 EX can fit up to 5 people.

  • expand_moreIs it safe to book a van due to COVID-19?

    Absolutely! Both your money and health are safe when you book with Happy Campers. You can get a 100% refund up to 24 hours before your rental and unlimited, free rescheduling. We also take serious precautions to minimize infection risk at the office and comply with the Clean & Safe health measures set by the Icelandic Tourist Board.

  • expand_moreHow do I pay for the rental?

    We take all major credit cards and offer the following payment options:

    • Standard deposit: Pay 30% now and 70% when you pick up the van
    • Pay now (5% discount): Pay 100% now

    Prepaid credit cards and debit cards are accepted if the customer purchases the Premium+ insurance or the Happiest Bundle.

    100% refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before the start of your rental.

HappyGram

Find us on Instagram enjoying jaw-dropping #HappyIceland photos

Do you need to pre-book campsites in Iceland?

We often get asked that, and the answer is no. If you are traveling with a campervan or a tent (and you don't need an electricity spot), there is no need to pre-book a campsite. It is infrequent that a campsite is fully booked and can not fit one more car. 

More and more campsites introduce online check-in via Parka app or their own websites. It is an easy and convenient way to pay for your stay & reserve a spot for the night ✌️ 

// 🏕️ 🚙 😎 // #happyiceland
Spring aka the wet and muddy season has arrived in Iceland.
Here is your friendly reminder that vegetation in Iceland is very fragile, especially this time of year. We kindly ask people to stay on paths to protect delicate surroundings. 
Takk! 💚

// 🏃 🌱 🏞️ // #happyiceland //
A great playlist is essential for any road trip. 🎶
What's playing in your Happy Campers? 

// 🎧😊🚙 // #happyiceland
Can one get bored gazing at dramatic Icelandic landscapes formed through thousands of years of melting glaciers and erupting volcanos? 

// 💚 🌋 🏞️ // #happyiceland
Did you know that the is a 50% chance to see another eruption in Reykjanes this year? 
The Fagradalsfjall eruption is over. However, it marked the start of a new volcanic period on the Reykjanes Peninsula which can last for hundreds of years. 

// 🌋 😍 🙌 // #happyiceland
Where to next? 

Drop your favorite Iceland spots in the comments! 

// 🌄 🚙 🤘 // #happyiceland
Do you know when the first day of summer is in Iceland? 🇮🇸

It's today—April 21st! 
Surviving dark Icelandic winters call for a celebration. That's why the first day of summer is also a national holiday 😎 Midnight sun season - here we come! 

// 🌞 😎 🤘 // #happyiceland
We'll help you get lost in Iceland. Or, if you prefer, help you find your way. 👌

📸 @alittleplannin
// 📍🗺️🚙 🙌 // #happyiceland
Some say Hvitserkur looks like an elephant, a dragon drinking from the ocean, or some kind of sea monster. 🤔 What does this rock formation look like to you?

// 🌌 🌄 👀 // #happyiceland

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