We were the first and only mini-camper rental when we opened over a decade ago. Since then, many companies have flattered us with imitation, so why should you book with us? What makes Happy Campers so special?
Choosing the right campervan rental in Iceland is not only a big deal but also a big investment. We get it. We want you to be confident when booking a campervan so here is an overview of why booking a Happy camper is a smart move.
There are 56 specific reasons to rent a Happy camper but we can summarize them in these Top 9 reasons: (because Top 10 lists are so 2020)
We were Iceland’s first campervan rental when we opened in 2009, so we have the experience to ensure that your trip is a success. We’re old in years but young at heart.
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.
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.
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.
We take safety seriously and bet that you won’t find these safety features elsewhere. Iceland demands that. Unlike competitors, we don’t ask passengers to sit sideways with only 2-point seatbelts in our vans.
Don’t take our word for it. Read through some of the 1,200+ 5-star reviews from other travelers who became Happy campers in Iceland.
When you book a Happy van, you get instant access to our Happy App itinerary builder. Once in Iceland, the app comes installed on a tablet in your van (free with non-EX categories), which you can use to follow your itinerary, get weather warnings, and much more.
Coming Soon: The #HappyIceland eBook is where we share all of our knowledge in one place. You’ll get free access to this eBook immediately when you book a Happy van, so you can start preparing for your trip.
Being a Happy Campers customer, you’ll get exclusive discounts with our trusted partners, including Myvatn Nature Baths, FlyOver Iceland, Gentle Giants, and many more.
From booking your van online to returning it at the end of your trip, the Happy process should be simple, easy, and fun. If you have any questions about how renting a Happy Campers van works, you are in the right place. Click the “more” button for more detailed descriptions of each step or watch the video for an overview of the entire process.
Our booking engine is always up-to-date so you can confidently book your van on our website at your own time and convenience.
As you prepare for your trip, make sure to check out our Trip Planner and look out for some useful information we will send you via email.
You’ve had a long trip. We won’t ask you to find your way to our office or take a bus like some other companies. We’ll pick you up ourselves – completely free.
Let’s get the paperwork taken care of. We’ll make sure you have everything you need and answer any questions you have about your booking.
We want you to start your trip with confidence. Using our large map and touch screen, we’ll go over some of the most important things to know before traveling in Iceland.
It’s time to meet your new travel buddy! We’ll show you how your camper van works so there will be no surprises on the road. This is another perfect time to ask us more questions.
This is what you’ve been waiting for. Explore Iceland the Happy way and make unforgettable memories. We’ll be looking forward to hearing all about it when you return the van.
It’s going to be hard, but now it’s time to say goodbye to your trusty travel companion. We’ll quickly check the van, close your rental, and chat about your trip if you feel like it.
Going to the airport or a hotel in the Keflavik area? No worries, just use our free shuttle that runs every 60 minutes or so. After you return the van, we start the cleaning and maintenance routine so it’s ready for the next Happy camper.
All of our vans are equipped with the highest quality Webasto heater that you can rely on while some competitors use cheap knockoffs. These heaters guarantee that you’ll stay nice and toasty, even in winter.
Our interior is set up to cook, eat, and hang out inside the van. This is a must in the sometimes harsh Icelandic weather.
Our vans have sliding doors on both sides of the van to make everything just a bit more convenient. Better access to all of your things.
Our camper doors have windows, so you can do what you came here to do – enjoy the view.
Do you prefer CDs, Bluetooth, AUX cable, or USB? It doesn’t matter, your van includes all of the options to play your favorite road trip playlist.
With a professional tour guide within our ranks, we put our knowledge to good use by offering custom itineraries. Save time and money preparing for your trip and let us do all the hard work. Your itinerary will be accessible through your Happy Campers account and tablet in your van.
Get free access to our Happy App with an itinerary builder. Browse through our pre-made itineraries or create your own. The App will be installed on a tablet in your van and guide you through your trip. It will also be your GPS tracking system, weather warning system, booking service for our partners, emergency breakdown assistance, and unlimited WiFi.
Get unlimited 4G WiFi in the van for up to 5 devices. Best of all, it’s free for our non-EX categories.
When you book a Happy van, you become eligible to take on the #HappyChallenge. Travel to some of our favorite locations and win up to 50% off your entire rental.
Save up to 40% on extras and insurances when you book one of our bundles. It’s just another way to add more value to your rental.
Get extra blankets, pillows, cookware, or anything else included with the van for free.
Surprise, Iceland is cold. So we include thick duvets in addition to the heater to make sure you’ll extra cozy during your trip.
Get the most extensive campsite map available, made by yours truly. The map includes every single map in Iceland and 4 different campsite categories. Each campsite has information about prices, facilities, and more.
When you book a camper, you can log into your booking and make edits anytime you want, up to 24-hours before the rental. No need for back-and-forth emails, unless that’s your thing.
Have you checked out our online guides, blog, HappyFlix videos, and newsletter? Those are some of the places where we share helpful tips and tricks to travelers.
Pick up your favorite yard game at the office for that extra bit of fun at the campsite. It’s absolutely free.
As the most experienced campervan rental in Iceland, you can trust that you know what we are doing. Don’t risk your Iceland adventure by putting it in inexperienced hands.
We offer a zero-risk (zero deductible) insurance option at the reasonable price of €50/day for those who want that extra peace of mind.
Our system handles availability in real-time and is designed to guarantee your rental once you initiate the booking process.
With our generous 24-hour cancellation policy, you can book your van virtually risk-free. Just let us know 24 hours before your rental starts or sooner, and we will give you a full refund.
Not only have we lived and traveled in Iceland our entire lives, but we are also professional tour guides and adventure hobbyists. We have been giving campervan travelers advice for 12 years now, so you are in good hands.
We equip our vans with 3-point seatbelts and don’t take any safety shortcuts when designing and building our vans. In our opinion, this should be a given and not something you have to worry about but, unfortunately, not all other camper rentals agree.
Our 24/7 emergency service guarantees that you won’t be stuck in the middle of nowhere in a panic. Don’t worry, we’ll help you through it.
Receive the latest weather warnings directly to the Happy App in your van so you’re never caught off-guard.
We install a simple ventilation system in all of our vans to make sure that air circulation is good without sacrificing heat.
Our GPS tracking system will be able to locate you easily if you need assistance and don’t know where you are. Available as an extra for EX categories but included for all others.
All of our vans are equipped with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. Better safe than sorry.
Driving with passengers sitting sideways in the back of the van is neither safe nor comfortable. That’s why our campervan design is different from most competitors in the sense that all passengers face forward. This also allows for more child seats for young families, which always makes us Happy.
Not only is the safety of your vans important to us, but also your privacy and personal data. That’s why we take extra steps beyond GDPR with our digital and offline systems to secure your information.
Minimizing our carbon footprint starts in the small things at the office. This includes eco-friendly car and laundry soap, recycling station, paperless invoicing options, LED lights, power-saving PCs, and more.
We plant at least 1 tree for every rental right here in Keflavik, Iceland. We don’t just donate money to a reforestation project – we literally created our own and plant each tree by hand. By planting tens of thousands of trees in our Happy Forest, we minimize our carbon footprint and you leave Iceland a Happier place.
One of the best ways to reduce waste is letting departing travelers use whatever returning customers don’t use on their trip. That’s what we call our Free Zone. Help us reduce waste and stock up on some camping essentials for free.
Did you know that regular lead acid car batteries are very environmentally dangerous? That’s why we replace our extra batteries with more environmentally friendly gel mat batteries.
Our vans are equipped with solar panels to charge the extra batteries in your van. The sun gives us the ultimate Happy energy. Notice anything missing from other rentals? Other companies will cut costs by relying solely on the fuel in your van’s tank.
Recycle your campervan waste at the office at our recycling center. We make sure that both our staff and customer waste is reduced, reused, and recycled.
We understand that flights are not always at the most convenient times. That’s why we created the option to return or pick up the van any time of the day.
We offer a free shuttle to and from the office during business hours to make things just a little easier.
Only a 5-minute driver from Keflavik International Airport, getting to our office is quick and easy.
We take care of our travelers at our large Happy office where you can enjoy free coffee and Wifi.
Our information corner features a wall map of Iceland, information touchscreen, and a personal orientation where we prepare our travelers for their trip.
Need to store some of your luggage during your campervan trip? No problem, leave in our locked luggage storage for free.
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, extra sleeping bags, a shovel, starter cables, and an ice-scraper. We also include an extended winter orientation at the office.
We put special focus and care into building our 4×4 vans and resources. Combined with our experience, this makes us know a thing or two about winter camping in Iceland.
We equip all of our vans with studded winter tires when you are legally allowed to do so here in Iceland. This makes it safer and easier to navigate the Icelandic winter roads.
Our campervans, equipped with the quality Webasto heater, are guaranteed to run all night if necessary. We go over how to best operate the heater during your check-in orientation, but you can be sure that our campers will keep you warm all night.
We line the interior of our vans with wool insulation for additional warmth during the harshest winter months.
We add two extra batteries (3 total) to the Happy 4×4 van to guarantee that you have enough juice to last you through the coldest nights, even when the solar panel is not charging due to bad weather or limited sunlight.
With our weather warning system, winter kit, GPS tracking, 24/7 emergency service and direct communications, studded winter tires, extra power, and other safety features, Happy Campers is the safe choice for winter rentals.
As much as we like orange, Happy Campers is Iceland’s “greenest” campervan rental with a mission to minimize its carbon footprint. Happy Campers is committed to minimizing the impact not only for our own happiness and love for Iceland but to make sure that our travelers can travel in Iceland with a clear conscience. We plant at least 1 tree for every rental and plant the trees ourselves in our Happy Forest here in Iceland.
Happy Campers was founded in 2009 by husband and wife team Sverrir and Herdis. Since then, it has been a growing family business where every single traveler that comes through our door joins our Happy family. Our mission is to make everybody who walks through our door a happy camper while in Iceland. We hope that you join the Happy family.
Get to know us a little bit better below before we see you in Iceland.
Herdis founded Happy Campers in Iceland in 2009 and is the head of Travel Agency relations globally. 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.
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.”
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.
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.
Torsteinn (Thor) takes great pride in being a total computer, photography, and marketing geek. When he's not geeking out, he's driving around Iceland in a Happy Camper taking photographs. Coffee and Photoshop make him a happy camper.
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.
Greta is our marketing manager. She came to Iceland to visit a friend, fell in love with the country and never left. Now she's on a mission to help everybody to visit Iceland. She is an avid reader and is currently working on her M.A. in literature, culture and media.
Our office manager Ohana runs things like a ninja. A skill she developed by raising three daughters. Ohana takes care of everything - from answering phones to filling up the coffee machine (often all at the same time). She's here to help travelers have the best time in our campervans.
Benjamin is a natural when it comes to being nice and helpful. He's on a mission to make sure everybody that comes through our doors has a great experience. Although his favorite part of the job might be selecting music to play in the office each morning.
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.
Together with Kamil, Damian is part of our garage dream team. He is always ready to jump into a car to help any happy camper on the road, if needed. On his leisure time he spends time playing and teaching kids how to play table tennis.