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July 28, 2021

Commerce Day in Iceland: Unofficial Camping Holiday

The first Monday of August is a public holiday here in Iceland, known as Commerce Day (a.k.a Tradesmen’s Day or Merchant’s Holiday). In Icelandic, it is called Fridagur verslunarmanna. Icelanders get really excited about this holiday. Since it always falls on Monday, it means you get a long weekend off, and it is not unusual […]

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July 21, 2021 Iceland is Open: Border Restrictions Lifted from July 1st (updated)

19th JULY UPDATE:Starting 27th July, vaccinated travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result when arriving in Iceland. Both PCR test certificates and rapid test certificates will be accepted. Tests must be less than 72 hours old. The rules for non-vaccinated travelers will remain unchanged. For more details please check the official government […]

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July 14, 2021 Welcome to Happy Campsite Keflavik

We are very excited to finally open and invite you to the Happy Campsite Keflavik. We’ve been working on this project for a very long and now we are ready to welcome the first guests. The campsite is located only 6 min from the KEF Internation Airport next to Happy Campers Headquarters. Even though it […]

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July 8, 2021 Souvenirs from Iceland: How to Find Authentic Items

You will have the best road trip of your life in Iceland, and you will make some great memories, we can assure you. Naturally, you probably will want to bring something home with you. Of course, the most valuable souvenir from your trip to Iceland will be your memories and experience, but there’s nothing wrong […]

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June 18, 2021 Myvatn Area: 8 Places to Visit on Your Camping Trip

When I wrote about the Diamond Circle in the North of Iceland, I mentioned that there are so many things to see in the Myvatn area that it needs a separate blog post… and here it is. 10,000 years ago, the area was under an ice cap. Time and a handful of cycles of fierce […]

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June 11, 2021 What Are the Best Meals to Prepare in a Campervan?

Eating out in Iceland can be very expensive, and one of the coolest things about traveling in a Happy Camper is that it comes with a mini-fridge and a portable stove – everything you need to cook a nice dinner. Consequently, cooking in a campervan is a great way to save money because even the cheap food […]

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June 4, 2021 Road Trip of Firsts – A 4-Day Adventure

I’ve never traveled by campervan, but I’ve always wanted to.  I’m a terrible camper, my last attempt sleeping in a tent ended in me doing some sort of uncoordinated barrel roll to get out.  I declared myself a hotel or nothing kind of girl after that.  For my birthday this year, I decided to finally […]

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May 26, 2021 Essential Apps for Travelling in Iceland

You’ve got your tickets booked, dusted off suitcases, and downloaded a packing list so you wouldn’t forget anything. Well, don’t forget your smartphone. A handful of apps and websites are essential to all travelers (and even locals). I compiled a list of essential apps for traveling around Iceland safely and save you time and money. […]

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May 19, 2021 8 Unique Museums to Visit in Iceland

Of course, Iceland’s most famous attraction is its breathtaking nature. However, when you drive through the country, you quickly notice how many unique museums there are! Some are big, some are small, some offer incredible interactive experiences, others can be very peculiar yet informative. What they all have in common is that they offer a […]

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May 12, 2021 5 Tips on How to Save on Gas in Iceland

One of the most common adjectives used to describe Iceland is… expensive. Iceland is one of the most expensive countries. Gas is no exception. The average fuel price is 224 ISK ($1.81) per liter. Meanwhile, the famous Ring Road is 1333 km (828 miles), and that’s if you do not take any detours (but you […]

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