Category: Reykjavik

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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July 8, 2021 Souvenirs from Iceland: How to Find Authentic Items

You will have the best road trip of your life in Iceland, and you will make some great memories, we can assure you. Naturally, you probably will want to bring something home with you. Of course, the most valuable souvenir from your trip to Iceland will be your memories and experience, but there’s nothing wrong […]

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May 19, 2021 8 Unique Museums to Visit in Iceland

Of course, Iceland’s most famous attraction is its breathtaking nature. However, when you drive through the country, you quickly notice how many unique museums there are! Some are big, some are small, some offer incredible interactive experiences, others can be very peculiar yet informative. What they all have in common is that they offer a […]

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July 1, 2017 Camping Out Reykjavik Pride

Iceland is pretty famous for equal rights, LGBTQA support, and gay history. It is the land of waterfalls, rainbows, and elves after all. There haven’t been any unicorn sightings, but there’s plenty of stunningly beautiful regular horses. Lonely planet has even deemed it one of the most gay-friendly travel destinations in the world. Reykjavik has been celebrating […]

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June 22, 2017 Reykjavik Record Shopping

Iceland has a very peculiar music scene. It’s well known for Secret Solstice, Iceland Airwaves, and many other music festivals, but the local shop scene is also well endowed. 101 is the hub of all things vinyl, LP, and old school. That being said, you can rifle through the stacks and find anything from 1960’s […]

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June 19, 2017 Reykjavik Food Walk

It should come as no surprise by now that I love food. I’ve already shared my favourite budget eats around Reykjavík as well as my burger experience on Vestmannaeyjar. What if I told you there was an epic tour named Reykjavík Food Walk dedicated to traditional foods of Iceland? And what if I also told you the tour consisted of […]

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May 27, 2017 10 Free Things to Do & See in Reykjavík

It doesn’t matter if you’re a new traveler to Iceland or a seasoned veteran in this incredible country. The world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavík, is the perfect place to start or end your adventure in the North Atlantic. Although it’s easy to spend a pretty penny shopping, dining, and sightseeing in this charming destination, there are […]

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April 9, 2017 What to Do in Reykjavik on a Rainy Day

There are plenty of activities you can participate in on a wet and cloudy day in Reykjavík without sacrificing your adventure in Iceland. It’s easy to want to cuddle in bed with a good book or movie. I get it. Been there, done that. But you’re in Iceland! Don’t let the unpredictable weather stop you […]

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March 30, 2017 Reykjavik’s Best Coffee Shops

Iceland is the 3rd largest coffee consuming country in the world… per capita. Which is to say, there aren’t a lot of us, but almost all of us are caffeine addicts. There’s plenty of options for coffee in town, but if you’re looking for something distinct, here are my recommendations… Reykjavik offers many varying levels […]

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March 27, 2017 5 Quality Meals in Reykjavik That Won’t Break the Bank

We, at Happy Campers, understand the importance of a good, quality meal at budget-friendly prices. We also understand you may prefer a more cultural food experience versus relying solely on supermarket fare because that’s just boring! For a good ratio between quality and quantity, I’ve compiled a list of establishments around Reykjavík that won’t break […]

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