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July 28, 2021

Commerce Day in Iceland: Unofficial Camping Holiday

The first Monday of August is a public holiday here in Iceland, known as Commerce Day (a.k.a Tradesmen’s Day or Merchant’s Holiday). In Icelandic, it is called Fridagur verslunarmanna. Icelanders get really excited about this holiday. Since it always falls on Monday, it means you get a long weekend off, and it is not unusual […]

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March 16, 2020 COVID-19: 5 reasons renting a camper in Iceland is a good idea

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, we have a Coronavirus pandemic on our hands. Governments are telling people to self-quarantine and public events are being cancelled left and right. I’m not going to lie, it’s a serious situation that should be taken seriously. We discuss more of serious […]

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March 16, 2020 Staying Happy in Iceland during Covid-19 outbreak

UPDATE: Things happen quickly with COVID-19 and the information in this post is now outdated to some degree. We are getting lots of questions from Happy campers these days, mostly about whether it’s safe to travel to Iceland or if people should cancel their bookings. Considering the seriousness of the pandemic, we think it’s a […]

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March 16, 2020 Iceland 101: History and Culture

If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, it’s well worth your time to pack up some cultural knowledge alongside those hiking boots, so you have an introductory idea of what makes this Northern wonderland such an interesting place to visit! Here are a few topics to get you started. And obviously, repeating these morsels of Icelandic […]

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March 9, 2020 5 reasons why you should visit Iceland with a 4X4 campervan this winter

1. The freedom of having a flexible itinerary If you are a photographer like me and chase the light constantly, you know the importance of keeping your itinerary flexible and adjust it depending on the weather. Most of the campgrounds are first-come first-served with full amenities. So, you can roam Iceland with the wind, plan your […]

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March 9, 2020 Icelandic Candy 101

Iceland is known for many things like their sometimes rebellious Eyjafjallajökull volcano, endless sunlight in summer and darkness in winter, and the gorgeous landscapes making for an incredible camping experience. But you may not know that Iceland is a country of serious candy addicts, and for a good reason. Eating “nammi,” or candy, by the fist […]

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December 27, 2019 How to Handle an Icelandic Winter

Telling someone you’re traveling during an Icelandic winter elicits incredulous responses ranging from, “Hold up. Isn’t Iceland dark for six months?” to “Wow, that’s crazy. Guess you’ll need Arctic gear to stay warm, right?”

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December 27, 2019 How to Spend the Winter Holidays in Iceland

How to Spend the Winter Holidays in Iceland If you think Iceland is dark and cold in the winter, you would be correct. It’s very much both, but that doesn’t mean the country isn’t alive with the bright lights, winter festivals, and traditions of the holiday season. The Christmas season in Iceland officially starts on December […]

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November 15, 2019 How, where & when to see puffins in Iceland

HOW The first step to spotting a puffin is knowing what it looks like. And to help you do that I have provided for you a nice picture of the majestic Atlantic puffin. It would be rude of me to assume that you are able to spot all the differences between the puffin and any […]

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October 18, 2019 Winter Festivals in Iceland

If you think a place like Iceland is off-limits in the winter months, I’m about to blow your mind. With a name that invokes visions of wild, uninhabited landscapes covered in thick sheets of impenetrable ice, you’re probably thinking “well, that’s not where I want to spend my vacation”. But, if you’ve ever experienced a winter in […]

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