I’m sure you’ve heard about the most recent travel restrictions here in Iceland, requiring all travelers to quarantine for 5 days before exploring the country. Even though it was quite disappointing for the travel industry, we’re all about staying Happy and making the best of every situation. That’s why I’m going to tell you exactly how to enjoy your trip in Iceland despite these new rules. You might even realize that this could be a blessing in disguise.
You might have had plans to come to Iceland or even already had booked a camper, hotel, or flights. After reading the news, your initial reaction might be disappointment and wanting to cancel the trip. But hold on. If your holiday is 8 days or longer, I believe you could still have an unforgettable experience in Iceland despite the new rules.
Sure, you will need to follow the rules and guidelines for testing and quarantining, listed in more detail in our last blog post. But if you do that, after those 5 days you will have the opportunity to explore Iceland as you wish. Not only that, but you would be traveling around Iceland with hardly any other tourists. This could be an extremely unique opportunity and not something that will likely happen in your lifetime.
Iceland all to yourself
It might not sound like it, but you could actually make the best of your quarantine. You can find a current list of all the accommodations that welcome guests in quarantine here. Book a cozy cottage in the countryside, enjoy Icelandic nature, relax in a hot tub, take day-trips in a campervan, and enjoy Iceland in many different ways in quarantine. You don’t need to quarantine at a hospital or at some medical hotel in Reykjavik. Check out all of your options and book a hotel where you can enjoy Iceland in quarantine and use it as a base for your day-trips.
Bjork Cottage – One of many quarantine options in Iceland
If you book with Happy Campers, you can get your campervan for FREE during your entire quarantine. For shorter rentals, it could still be 70-90% off during your quarantine period. We want to make this uncertain period as painless as possible for our travelers, so we’re offering our vans at these prices during the quarantine period so you don’t have to worry about the cost of a hotel/cottage and a campervan. We will even include a simple meal for everybody coming straight from the airport and going straight to their quarantine, so no grocery stops are necessary. As our vans are very fuel efficient, you’ll be able to drive 6-700 km in quarantine on a full tank without visiting the gas station. So this is what your trip can look like:
Sounds doable, right? We think so. Check out the details of the quarantine offer here.
Happy travelers on the way to quarantine exploration
As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, there are several other benefits to traveling to Iceland in the current situation.
So after your initial disappointment, I hope I’ve convinced you that traveling to Iceland is not only doable, but could actually be an amazing experience despite the quarantine rules. If your country’s laws permit, maybe this is something you should consider before you cancel your trip entirely. Life is short, let’s be happy.