Category: Attractions

September 3, 2021 What is the best season for a trip to Iceland?

Did I pick the right season to travel to Iceland? Some people believe that visiting Iceland is only possible in summer. They also think we spend the winters buried under 10 meters of snow, waiting for the spring (and the tourists) to come back. The truth is, there is no bad season for a trip […]

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August 20, 2021 Ring Road 2 – Ultimate Guide through the Westfjords

We all know the Ring Road, but have you heard of Ring Road 2 in Westfjords? I know, not the most original name, but I can assure you it is one of the most breathtaking roads you can drive through.  It circles around the Westfjords – a sparsely populated part of Iceland, full of untouched nature. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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