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October 13, 2020 What not to bring to Iceland

Lantern: It might not be obvious, but you don’t need to bring an outside light source to Iceland. If you’re there during the summer, it will be light 24/7. If you’re there during the winter months, you won’t be relaxing outside and can simply use the light sources inside your tent or van (i.e. headlamp […]

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October 7, 2020 Spontaneous 5-day road trip around Iceland

It can be fun to make a quick decision, and one of the best things about camping in camper vans is that you do not need too much preparation and luggage, so you can start your trip with short notice. That is how I got a little idea one Friday morning on the 21st of August […]

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September 12, 2020 Photography in Iceland

Iceland has emerged as one of the hottest travel destinations in the last five years and for a good reason. Most people travel to Iceland for the beautiful nature which consists of vast lava fields, majestic waterfalls, steaming geysers, huge glaciers and so much more. The awesome thing about the Icelandic landscape is the variety. […]

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September 1, 2020 Self drive into the Hidden Iceland

When Happy Campers asked me to write a piece on going off the beaten path in Iceland I jumped at the chance. After all, it’s Hidden Iceland‘s bread and butter. We thrive in the lesser known spots. So being able to add an extra level of flexibility i.e. travelling in a Happy Camper campervan, made it […]

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August 21, 2020 Happy Quarantine

I’m sure you’ve heard about the most recent travel restrictions here in Iceland, requiring all travelers to quarantine for 5 days before exploring the country. Even though it was quite disappointing for the travel industry, we’re all about staying Happy and making the best of every situation. That’s why I’m going to tell you exactly how to […]

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August 17, 2020 New Travel Restrictions: What does it mean?

The government just announced new and stricter travel restrictions at the Icelandic border. All travelers are now required to quarantine and take two COVID-19 tests. If you are a Happy Campers traveler, please read about what this means for you specifically in the second part of this post below. For everybody else, let’s dive in. Prior to […]

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July 23, 2020 How To Travel Around Iceland in a Campervan

There’s no hiding it, Iceland, like other Scandinavian countries, is a particularly expensive place to travel. But, much more importantly, it is also one of the most beautiful and naturally diverse countries in the world. With a breadth of glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, and black sand beaches you can be certain there is an adventure […]

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March 23, 2020 Wild Camping in Iceland

Take one look at Iceland’s breathtaking landscape and you get the distinct vibe that this place is pure magic. The sweeping views of fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, and rock cairns are just a few of the reasons why many Icelanders are undecided on if elves and trolls are actually real. You might also wonder whether or […]

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June 21, 2019 Lindarbakki

Lindarbakki is a colorful turf house in the village of Bakkagerði. A long time ago the whole village was made up of similar houses, but as times changed – new and modern houses appeared. Today, only Lindarbakki remains, an invaluable memorial of old times and habits. Lindarbakki was renovated and used as a summer residence […]

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June 21, 2019 Hauganes Hot Pots

A perfect spot to relax and camp overnight is the little community of Hauganes in North Iceland. It also happens to have a sandy beach with hot pots on the shore. The hot tubs on the beach use the village’s geothermal water, and in summer the black sand on the beach warms up the ocean […]

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