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Create Your Happy Journey

Create Your Happy Journey

Published: 10. September 2019
By: Þorsteinn (Thor)

One of the many perks of joining the Happy family is that you will get a detailed map of your entire route during and after your journey. Sounds pretty cool, right? In this post, I'll briefly go over how it works and why we're pretty excited about being the only company in Iceland that offers this unique feature.

Why It's Awesome

The Happy Journey allows you to see, in real time, where you have driven your Happy Campers van during your trip in Iceland. Using your camper wifi, you could even check while you're on the road. If you don't have the time to check it out during your trip (which is totally understandable - lots of cooler things to see in Iceland), we store the map on our servers for up to 30 days after your rental ends. Look at it with your travel partner and relive your adventure, print out the map and put it up on your wall, or do whatever you want with it - it's yours.


Why don't we keep it forever, you might ask? First, that's a lot of data to store and for the sake of being economical, we only store it for 30 days. But second and more importantly, this is your trip and your data. We don't store it beyond 30 days for security reasons and don't use your data for any reason other than for your enjoyment and benefit through the Happy Journey app.

Do you have friends or relatives at home that are curious about your trip? Send them a link to your live Happy Journey map and let them follow along. How fun is that? If you're like us, a social butterfly, simply share your link with our social share buttons and let your people see your Happy Journey.

How it Works

It's very simple. We equip every van with a GPS tracker that pushes your location to our Happy Journey App, which in turn uses some cool coding magic to map those coordinates on a Google Map. All you have to do is input your booking number and you will be redirected to your personal Happy Journey map.

The GPS tracker data and your coordinate data are securely stored on our server, hosted by one of the largest and most respected hosting provider in Iceland.

Where to Find it

Simply go to our front page - happycampers.is and scroll down to the "Happy Journey" section. Alternatively, click "Booking" -> "Happy Journey" in our navigation menu. Want to check it out right now? Just click here.

Do you have a question or want to share your Happy Journey experience with us and others? Comment below or join our Facebook Camping Community.


Þorsteinn (Thor)
Þorsteinn (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.

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