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October 11, 2021

Iceland in Winter: How Dark and How Cold Does It Get?

Visiting Iceland in winter is an adventure on its own. Northern lights, snowy mountains, and waterfalls covered with icicled – a true winter wonderland. There is plenty to see and do, and generally, it is a lot cheaper to travel to Iceland outside the summer months. So, where is the catch, you might ask? Well, […]

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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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March 12, 2017 Stykkishólmur: Camping Like Walter Mitty

By far, my favorite little town on the Snæfellsnes peninsula is Stykkishólmur. It’s the favorite of many others as well; this town has been a center for trade and commerce since the 16th century because of its natural harbour. If you’ve seen Secret Life of Walter Mitty, you’ll notice a lot of filming locations here as this […]

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March 10, 2017 Reykjavík’s Best Ice Cream Shops According to Happy Campers

Something I noticed in Iceland and quickly embraced was the ice cream culture. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is or if the weather is crappy, you’ll always find a group of locals queuing for this sweet treat. The most important rule to remember- if you want to blend in with the […]

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March 6, 2017 A Gorgeous Saga Hike at Raudfeldsgja

Traveling with your camper van on the Snæfellsnes peninsula? There’s certainly plenty to see along the entire drive, but for the adventurous at heart, the Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge is a must stop. The gorge is located directly off road 574 on the south side of the peninsula. From the main road (54), take 574 toward Hellnar. […]

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March 2, 2017 How to Make the Best of a Snow Day in Reykjavík

Mother Nature gave the locals- and travelers alike- the gift of a spectacular Winter Wonderland on Sunday morning in Iceland. A total of 51 centimeters of snow was recorded as the largest snowfall in decades! Reykjavík unofficially shut down for a snow day since most residential streets weren’t plowed and cars were literally buried under […]

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January 5, 2017 Winter Road Trip in Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Another weekend, another road trip adventure. This time, Kristie, my wife, and I are exploring Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes is one of my favorite parts of Iceland and it makes for a perfect weekend destination, as it is only about 90 minutes outside of Reykjavik. We load up our Happy Campers van with food, camera stuff, […]

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November 23, 2016 Exploring Reykjanes Peninsula

Reykjanes Peninsula (Reykjanesskagi) holds some of Iceland’s best kept secrets and everything is within a 30 minute drive from the airport. Yet, many people either don’t know about what this area has to offer or choose to ignore it. It’s like people get so excited about leaving Keflavik Airport and head to Reykjavik, that they […]

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August 20, 2015 Iceland Waterfalls – Top 10

Have you ever typed “Iceland Waterfalls” into Google and spent way too much time looking at photos? I wouldn’t be surprised. If not, you probably should. People love waterfalls. Indeed, people like them so much that I often joke about how obsessed people can be with running water. It’s just water, right? Wrong. The minute […]

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August 8, 2015 Reykjadalur Hike: A perfect Day Trip in Iceland

It’s a Monday afternoon, on a holiday, and I’m trying to decide how to best spend the rest of the afternoon with my better half, Kristie. That’s when I realize that I have never been to Reykjadalur and having heard so much about it, it sounded like the perfect day trip. If you don’t feel […]

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