Happy Campers was founded in 2009 by Herdis and Sverrir and is first and foremost a family business. We’re a family that believes that traveling should be a simple, easy, and fun experience, not a hassle. Making that a reality for all the happy campers that come through our doors is our primary goal and the reason we show up to work every day.
"The Happy rookie"
Fanndis is quickly turning from a rookie to a pro, both at the office and on the basketball court. She is Sverrir and Herdis' only daughter and the youngest of the bunch. At the office, she's nice and friendly but it's a different story if you see her playing basketball.
"The Happy altmuligmand"
Flosi is a Keflavik local and has been a part of the Happy family for several years now doing everything from customer service to changing tires. He's truly an "altmuligmand", a term us locals use for a guy like Flosi and literally means "all sorts of things man" who can do any task well. There's a reason why his name gets mentioned most in our 5-star reviews.
“Ms. Happy Excel”
As our bookkeeper, Gerður makes sure that all of our numbers add up. When the rest of the team is busy building campers or helping Happy travelers, Gerður is taking care of business behind the scenes.
"The Happy darling"
Glódís is a natural when it comes to being nice and helpful. She is the office darling and doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She's on a mission to make sure everybody that comes through our doors has a good experience.
“The Happy guitarist”
Haukur is our CFO and financial guru. He will happily jump from financial analysis to picking up travelers from the airport. He’s a talented guitar player and is not afraid of busting out guitar solos randomly. That automatically makes him cool as a cucumber. Haukur is currently working on his Master's of Corporate Finance.
“The Happy golfer”
Herdis founded Happy Campers in Iceland in 2009 and is currently a Happy owner and Partner Manager. She has a serious case of the golf bug and can't think of better ways to spend her time than playing golf in Iceland, South Africa, and other beautiful countries. She has a degree in business from the Commercial College of Iceland and a professional guide degree from the Icelandic Guide School.
“The Happy athlete”
Jón literally runs the place, taking care of daily operations at the office. In other words, he's our Operations Manager and makes sure everything runs smoothly. His 197 cm have been put to good use on the basketball court but more recently he has been into all sorts of sports, including triathlons and strength training. Jón has a Bachelor's in Sports Science.
"The Happy Mechanic"
Kamil is our head mechanic and there is nothing he can't fix. He is from Poland and has now convinced us that it's the second most beautiful country in the world, after Iceland of course. When he's not fixing cars, you'll find him at the nearest trout lake doing his thing and catching lots of fish.
“The Happy boss”
Sverrir was the first Icelander to ride his motorcycle around the world. That should sum up his passion for travel and adventure perfectly. He founded Happy Campers with his wife Herdís and is our CEO, but we prefer to call him “the Happy boss”. Sverrir has an MBA degree from the University of Reykjavik.
“The Happy geek”
Þorsteinn (Thor) takes great pride in being a total computer, photography, and marketing geek. When he's not geeking out, he's running trails and ultramarathon. Thor as a B.A. in economics and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Louisville.