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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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September 23, 2017 Can You Eat Wild Icelandic Berries?

If you’re traveling in Iceland right now, you may be lucky enough to come across wild berries. Late summer and “autumn” in Iceland fruit a few different types you can find all over the island. You don’t even need to worry about washing them intensively as they grow wild, organic, and pesticide free. Just give […]

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August 25, 2017 Rules of the Road in Iceland

We at Happy Campers wish you a fun and exciting adventure around Iceland, wherever the road may take you! At the same time, we also want you to get from point A to point B in a safe and efficient manner, which is why I prepared a list of Iceland’s rules of the road. Some […]

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August 21, 2017 Westfjords and What to Expect

So you’re planning your trip to the Westfjords and don’t know where to start your research. Luckily for you, I finally got to see why Westfjords is such a popular region to travel to, in my Happy 1 camper van. I was impressed to say the least. There were so many highlights in my trip […]

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August 17, 2017 Gentle Giants in Husavik

I managed to participate in a handful of activities over my road trip in North Iceland with Happy Campers this summer. One of the activity highlights- over the entire trip- was taking Big Whale Safari & Puffins tour in Húsavik with Gentle Giants. Even to this day I rave about my experience with my friends and customers I meet […]

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July 24, 2017 Iceland’s Into the Glacier Experience

After living in Iceland for a while, I thought it was time to finally experience a glacier first hand. And what better way to explore a glacier than with Into the Glacier, a company specializing in tours inside the longest ice tunnel in the world at 1220 meters. So off I went mid-June on a Happy […]

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July 20, 2017 Happy Camper’s Official Packing List for a Great Road Trip

As an unofficial Iceland ambassador for my friends, one of the hot topics that comes up a lot more than you think is, “What should I pack for my Iceland adventure?!”. In fact, one of my Canadian friends is currently planning her packing list and quickly turned to me for advice. So, I thought it […]

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July 16, 2017 Game of Thrones: Journey Around the Ring Road

Ever wondered what it would be like to visit the fantasy world of Game of Thrones? No way, me too! To celebrate the premiere of the final season- sad face!- I’ve compiled a list of the most popular location sets highlighted in Game of Thrones over the series. As a GOT fan, I was thrilled […]

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July 13, 2017 A Rejuvenating Experience at Myvatn Nature Baths

The area of Lake Mývatn is a nature reserve and in its own right, a beautiful and untouched natural landscape. It has so much to offer and you can explore the surroundings for days if you wanted to focus on just one region of Iceland. This includes the geothermal power plant, Hverir hot springs, and […]

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July 9, 2017 Pólar Hestar Horseback Riding in North Iceland

Happy Campers made a very special visit to Pólar Hestar, a horseback riding tour company in Grenivík. and it was definitely one of the highlights of my epic road trip through Northern Iceland. I remember my excitement the weeks leading up to the tour after getting in touch with Juliane, one of the owners. I couldn’t wait to […]

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