Category: Attractions

June 20, 2019 Reykjadalur Hot River

Reykjadalur, or “Steam Valley” is a valley filled with hot springs and mud pools. In the valley is a river which is warm and you can even bathe in it. Never bathed in a hot river before? Now is your chance. The hike up to the hot river is about 3 km and takes about […]

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June 20, 2019 Kleifarvatn Lake

Lake Kleifarvatn is the largest lake in Reykjanes and is located in the southern part of the peninsula. It’s about 10 km² and 97 m deep. What’s so beautiful about this lake is the volcanic surroundings of the lake are unique and the landscape is covered in a thick layer of lava. You can go […]

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June 20, 2019 The Most Famous Hot Dog Stand in Iceland

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur directly translates to “The best hot dogs in town” and is a popular hot dog stand in central Reykjavík. This is the place people are talking about when they ask you if you’ve “been to that hot dog stand”. Sure, it’s just a hot dog stand, but its legendary status combined with […]

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November 9, 2017 My Top Icelandic Hot Pots

When in Iceland, you have to visit the hot pots. It’s a must, really. What better way to experience Icelandic culture than to do as the locals do and take a dip in a hot, steaming bath? There are so many spotted around the island, there is no excuse for anyone to miss out. So […]

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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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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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May 15, 2017 The Secret Lagoon

Planning a trip to Iceland? Have you checked those insane prices for the Blue Lagoon? Going for a soak or swim should cost a bit less, eh? With all of Iceland’s abundant geothermal power, you’re correct to think that. Well, there’s good news! I’ve got a Happy Campers exclusive deal for you. When camping around […]

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April 27, 2017 My Favorite Waterfall: Kvernufoss

There are many waterfalls in Iceland. So many, in fact, that you could see five new waterfalls every day and still not see them all. Each one has it’s own particular character, shape, and approach. Some waterfalls are accessible right off Road 1, with ample parking. Some waterfalls are only accessible with a 4X4 vehicle […]

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April 23, 2017 A Happy Camper’s Guide to Vestmannaeyjar

Over the Easter Weekend, I visited Vestmannaeyjar (or Westman Islands) and can highly recommend adding this destination to your Iceland bucket list for 1-2 days. Taking over your Happy Camper is a cinch as well, especially when the campsite is up and running from mid-May! Heimaey (the main island) has interesting history and exciting outdoor […]

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April 4, 2017 Golden Circle Itinerary

You’re not a regular tourist. You don’t want a posh penthouse Airbnb in the 101. Being out in nature sounds a lot more interesting. You don’t want a coach bus to cart you around Iceland with the rest of the tourists, you’d prefer the freedom of stopping and going wherever and whenever you please. You, […]

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