Category: News

February 22, 2023 Important: Possible Fuel Shortages Due to Strike in Iceland

Updated 6 March: The strikes have been called off. At the moment, some employees in Iceland‘s service industry started an indefinite strike. Among the striking parties are drivers at fuel distribution companies. Therefore, there might be gas shortages in Reykjavík and the Capital Area, South Iceland, Reykjanes peninsula, West Iceland, and the Westfjords in the […]

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August 8, 2022 Meradalir Volcano: Everything You Need to Know

Another eruption in Reykjanes peninsula – volcanic fissures opened up in Meradalir valley on 3rd August. Thousands of travelers swarmed the area within the next few hours to see the eruption up close. And many happy campers contacted us with two main questions: is it safe to visit Iceland right now, and can we visit […]

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February 25, 2022 Iceland Welcomes Everybody: No More Restrictions From 25 February

Starting 25th February, the Icelandic government lifts all remaining Covid-19 restrictions domestically and on the border. Travelers no longer need to quarantine, present proof of vaccination or negative test certifications upon arrival. Arriving to Iceland All COVID-19 measures at the Icelandic border have now ended. Therefore, no COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place at […]

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July 21, 2021 Iceland is Open: Border Restrictions Lifted from July 1st (updated)

19th JULY UPDATE:Starting 27th July, vaccinated travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result when arriving in Iceland. Both PCR test certificates and rapid test certificates will be accepted. Tests must be less than 72 hours old. The rules for non-vaccinated travelers will remain unchanged. For more details please check the official government […]

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July 14, 2021 Welcome to Happy Campsite Keflavik

We are very excited to finally open and invite you to the Happy Campsite Keflavik. We’ve been working on this project for a very long and now we are ready to welcome the first guests. The campsite is located only 6 min from the KEF Internation Airport next to Happy Campers Headquarters. Even though it […]

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March 29, 2021 Introducing the Happy Forest

We at Happy Campers often introduce new features and initiatives but we have never been more excited to share this latest project with the world: The Happy Forest. We have now officially committed to planting at least 1 tree for every booking we receive. But we also take it a step further and commit to […]

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January 18, 2021 Traveling to Iceland in 2021

February update: A negative PCR test result from the travelers’ location of departure is now required in addition to the update discussed below. This takes effect on February 19th and is also in effect until May 1st. The government just announced a COVID-19 plan and rules for arriving passengers until spring. In this post, I will be going […]

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August 17, 2020 New Travel Restrictions: What does it mean?

The government just announced new and stricter travel restrictions at the Icelandic border. All travelers are now required to quarantine and take two COVID-19 tests. If you are a Happy Campers traveler, please read about what this means for you specifically in the second part of this post below. For everybody else, let’s dive in. Prior to […]

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November 13, 2017 Happy Campers Opens in Cape Town, South Africa

Our little Happy family is growing and has found a new home in Cape Town, South Africa. After 2 years of preparation and many trips to and from South Africa, we officially opened our doors November 1st. We popped the champagne, took some solid selfies, and sent our first Happy travelers on the road. Check […]

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