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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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October 2, 2019 Best Free and Cheap Campsites in Iceland

Walk through the heart of Reykjavik, and you’re bound to hear a tourist complaining about the high price tag that comes with staying in the city. Not up for a $60 hostel stay with bunk beds full of strangers? Trying to catch your breath over a no-frills $250 hotel room? I feel you. But there […]

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September 20, 2019 Iceland Airwaves and the Open Road

If you’re a music fan searching for just the right time to visit Iceland, now is the time to start planning! Every year in early November, Reykjavik is transformed by the popular music festival Iceland Airwaves. Airwaves has a well researched indie focus. It highlights all of the best bands you haven’t heard of yet. Many […]

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September 10, 2019 Create Your Happy Journey

One of the many perks of joining the Happy family is that you will get a detailed map of your entire route during and after your journey. Sounds pretty cool, right? In this post, I’ll briefly go over how it works and why we’re pretty excited about being the only company in Iceland that offers […]

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September 9, 2019 Where to Find the Best Icelandic Food and Traditional Dishes

Iceland’s unique take on cuisine boasts a long history of ocean fare, sturdy lamb, dairy and hearty vegetables as the hallmarks of a Nordic diet. Traditional Icelandic food is meant to withstand and endure during long winter months where sunshine rarely graces its shores. When you bite into a traditional Icelandic dish, you’re experiencing a […]

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June 21, 2019 Hraunfossar Waterfall

Hraunfossar, which translates to Lava Falls, is beautiful and a real treasure. The color of the water is sometimes turquoise but other times it’s milky white. The waterfalls of Hraunfossar are a collection of many creeks and cascades small and big streaming out of the lava. How to get there: Hraunfossar is about one and […]

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June 21, 2019 Djupalonssandur Beach

Djúpalónssandur is a sandy beach and bay on the outskirts of the snæfellsnes peninsula. It is the home of fragments of a 1984 British shipwreck. Djúpalónssandur is a really beautiful beach with amazing lava rock formations all around. There are a couple of lagoons in the area called Djupalon (Deep Lagoon) but the beach gets […]

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June 21, 2019 Latrabjarg Bird Cliffs

Látrabjarg is a large cliff and the westernmost point in Iceland. Látrabjarg is the bird watchers paradise and is known for its rich birdlife. It’s the home to a variety of bird species, such as puffins, northern gannets, guillemots, and razorbills. If you have ever wanted to visit one of Europe’s largest bird cliff, this […]

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June 21, 2019 Krossneslaug Pool

Krossneslaug is a pool located in the eastern Westfjords. The pool is one of Iceland’s most interesting and unique destinations. It is a very peaceful and relaxing area with a beautiful landscape. The pool is located over the sea so the amazing views should make the experience unforgettable. The remoteness and serenity of this place […]

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June 21, 2019 Kolugljufur Canyon

Klougljúfur canyon is located in Víðidalur in Vestur-Húnavantssýsla. The canyon is said to be named after the female troll Kola, which is said to have dug the canyon to live there. The canyons run about 1-2 Km and are a couple of tens of meters deep. The canyon is, for the most part, unexplored and […]

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