Category: Driving

June 18, 2021 Myvatn Area: 8 Places to Visit on Your Camping Trip

When I wrote about the Diamond Circle in the North of Iceland, I mentioned that there are so many things to see in the Myvatn area that it needs a separate blog post… and here it is. 10,000 years ago, the area was under an ice cap. Time and a handful of cycles of fierce […]

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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 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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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 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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July 23, 2020 How To Travel Around Iceland in a Campervan

There’s no hiding it, Iceland, like other Scandinavian countries, is a particularly expensive place to travel. But, much more importantly, it is also one of the most beautiful and naturally diverse countries in the world. With a breadth of glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, and black sand beaches you can be certain there is an adventure […]

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June 16, 2020 3-Day Iceland Itinerary

Iceland may only be 39,769 square-miles and roughly the size of the state of New York, but packs in the outdoor adventure. It’s also the only country where you can hike a glacier, hit the beach, and explore the capital city on the same day. Fortunately, you have three whole days to work through this […]

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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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