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December 3, 2021

5 Things You Must Do on Your Holiday Trip to Iceland

Christmas is a magical time in Iceland. Often the volcanic island is covered under a blanket of snow, and it looks like a true winter wonderland. The Christmas mood in Iceland can be felt all throughout December. More and more travelers have come to Iceland for the Holidays in recent years. And why wouldn’t you – Iceland has unique Christmas traditions, making […]

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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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October 13, 2020 What not to bring to Iceland

Lantern: It might not be obvious, but you don’t need to bring an outside light source to Iceland. If you’re there during the summer, it will be light 24/7. If you’re there during the winter months, you won’t be relaxing outside and can simply use the light sources inside your tent or van (i.e. headlamp […]

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October 7, 2020 Spontaneous 5-day road trip around Iceland

It can be fun to make a quick decision, and one of the best things about camping in camper vans is that you do not need too much preparation and luggage, so you can start your trip with short notice. That is how I got a little idea one Friday morning on the 21st of August […]

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September 12, 2020 Photography in Iceland

Iceland has emerged as one of the hottest travel destinations in the last five years and for a good reason. Most people travel to Iceland for the beautiful nature which consists of vast lava fields, majestic waterfalls, steaming geysers, huge glaciers and so much more. The awesome thing about the Icelandic landscape is the variety. […]

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September 1, 2020 Self drive into the Hidden Iceland

When Happy Campers asked me to write a piece on going off the beaten path in Iceland I jumped at the chance. After all, it’s Hidden Iceland‘s bread and butter. We thrive in the lesser known spots. So being able to add an extra level of flexibility i.e. travelling in a Happy Camper campervan, made it […]

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