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.
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’re not in the business of overcharging people for damages. That’s why we take HD photos of our vans before each rental and don’t charge for anything that isn’t obvious in the photos.
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.