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April 28, 2022

Visiting Vik – the Great Stopover in South Iceland 

Most Happy Campers stop at least for a brief time in Vik i Myrdal (or just Vik). A village in South Iceland is a popular rest stop before driving further or turning back (if your trip is short and you only have time to explore the South coast). It might look small but do not […]

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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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May 6, 2021 The Diamond Circle

You probably heard of The Golden Circle. It is the most traveled route in Iceland and often the very first one most people take upon arrival. However, if you are driving up North, get off of the Ring Road for a bit and explore the Diamond Circle. The Diamond Circle is a 250 km route […]

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April 28, 2021 The Fagradalsfjall Volcano – What You Need to Know

The Fagradalsfjall volcano is the newest and hottest (literally) attraction in Iceland. It already has many names – Fagradalsfjall, Geldingadalir, Meradalir. They all refer to different valleys and mountains where the fissures have opened up. However, don’t worry too much if you can’t pronounce these names. Pretty much everybody in the country refers to it […]

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April 24, 2021 Thakgil Campsite

Over the years here at Happy Campers I have helped a lot of customers to plan their trips and answer their questions. Many travelers are curious about the mystery campsite Þakgil, which is located in the south part of Iceland. I have probably been asked about it over 1000 times and I always enjoy giving […]

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March 29, 2021 Introducing the Happy Forest

We at Happy Campers often introduce new features and initiatives but we have never been more excited to share this latest project with the world: The Happy Forest. We have now officially committed to planting at least 1 tree for every booking we receive. But we also take it a step further and commit to […]

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January 18, 2021 Traveling to Iceland in 2021

February update: A negative PCR test result from the travelers’ location of departure is now required in addition to the update discussed below. This takes effect on February 19th and is also in effect until May 1st. The government just announced a COVID-19 plan and rules for arriving passengers until spring. In this post, I will be going […]

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