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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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April 27, 2017 My Favorite Waterfall: Kvernufoss

There are many waterfalls in Iceland. So many, in fact, that you could see five new waterfalls every day and still not see them all. Each one has it’s own particular character, shape, and approach. Some waterfalls are accessible right off Road 1, with ample parking. Some waterfalls are only accessible with a 4X4 vehicle […]

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April 23, 2017 A Happy Camper’s Guide to Vestmannaeyjar

Over the Easter Weekend, I visited Vestmannaeyjar (or Westman Islands) and can highly recommend adding this destination to your Iceland bucket list for 1-2 days. Taking over your Happy Camper is a cinch as well, especially when the campsite is up and running from mid-May! Heimaey (the main island) has interesting history and exciting outdoor […]

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April 18, 2017 Fermented Shark

Iceland is known for some weird food. Of all the things Icelanders pickle, stew, brew, and marinate, putrefied shark is most famous. Being the brave transplant-of-a-Viking that I am, I ventured to the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to get up close and personal with this fine, fine food. Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum is located on […]

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April 14, 2017 Snorkeling in Silfra with Scuba Iceland

If you’re looking for a unique experience to cross off that bucket list of yours- and let’s be honest, to tell all your family and friends about- look no further as I share Happy Campers’ experience snorkeling in Silfra. Last weekend, we were graciously invited by Scuba Iceland to snorkel between the North American and Eurasian […]

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April 9, 2017 What to Do in Reykjavik on a Rainy Day

There are plenty of activities you can participate in on a wet and cloudy day in Reykjavík without sacrificing your adventure in Iceland. It’s easy to want to cuddle in bed with a good book or movie. I get it. Been there, done that. But you’re in Iceland! Don’t let the unpredictable weather stop you […]

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April 4, 2017 Golden Circle Itinerary

You’re not a regular tourist. You don’t want a posh penthouse Airbnb in the 101. Being out in nature sounds a lot more interesting. You don’t want a coach bus to cart you around Iceland with the rest of the tourists, you’d prefer the freedom of stopping and going wherever and whenever you please. You, […]

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March 30, 2017 Reykjavik’s Best Coffee Shops

Iceland is the 3rd largest coffee consuming country in the world… per capita. Which is to say, there aren’t a lot of us, but almost all of us are caffeine addicts. There’s plenty of options for coffee in town, but if you’re looking for something distinct, here are my recommendations… Reykjavik offers many varying levels […]

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March 27, 2017 5 Quality Meals in Reykjavik That Won’t Break the Bank

We, at Happy Campers, understand the importance of a good, quality meal at budget-friendly prices. We also understand you may prefer a more cultural food experience versus relying solely on supermarket fare because that’s just boring! For a good ratio between quality and quantity, I’ve compiled a list of establishments around Reykjavík that won’t break […]

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March 17, 2017 Happy Campers’ Basic Guide to Icelandic

Isolated and spoken by a population of less than 400,000 individuals, the Icelandic language is a beloved and proud part of Icelandic culture. Standard Icelandic is originally based on the 12th century Old Norse and then somewhat remodelled again in the 19th century by adding and subtracting letters and words. It’s comparable to German with four cases. […]

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