Category: Happy Challenge

June 20, 2019 Hofsos Pool

The swimming pool at Hofsós offers some of the most amazing pool views in Iceland. The pool has been built into the hillside above the sea, so the view over to Drangey and Skagafjörður is breathtaking. The pool is a favorite of the locals and travelers alike. The facilities are top notch and this is […]

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June 20, 2019 Asbyrgi Canyon

Ásbyrgi is a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon, rich in history and natural gems. It’s about 2.2 miles long and 0.7 miles wide, rich in vegetation and the home of a nice campsite. Asbyrgi is actually a part of the Vatnajokull National Park, so you will find nice facilities in the area. At the bottom of the […]

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June 20, 2019 Arctic Henge

Heimskautsgerðið, or the Arctic Henge, lies in the northernmost town on the main Island, Raufarhöfn. Interestingly, the Arctic Henge is not in the arctic circle but is only a few degrees south of the arctic circle. The Arctic Henge has some similarities to the Stone Henge in England in the sense that they are both […]

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June 20, 2019 Seydisfjardarkirkja Church

Seyðisfjarðarkirkja became famous on Instagram mostly due to the rainbow road leading up to the church. But the church itself is not the traditional black color as most churches in Iceland as Seyðisfjarðarkirkja is completely blue. That combination of the blue church and rainbow road makes this one of the most picturesque churches to visit […]

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June 20, 2019 Hengifoss Waterfall

Hengifoss is located in Hengifossá in fljótsdalshreppur. It’s the third highest waterfall in Iceland, standing a whopping 128 meters tall. It’s also known for its beautiful surroundings; being surrounded by Basaltic Strata with thin, red layers of clay between the basaltic layers. The red layers are actually very old clay that has been colored red […]

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June 20, 2019 Hjalpar Waterfall

Hjálparfoss, or “Help Waterfall” is a beautiful waterfall where the Fossá and Þjórsá rivers meet. These two rivers fall from a lava field from the same height and their cascades merge into a pool. The surrounding area is also incredibly picturesque, but the contrast between the vegetation, lava, and water is something to behold. Not […]

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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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June 18, 2019 Are you ready for the Happy Challenge?

We at Happy Campers are excited to introduce the Happy Challenge, where travelers can get huge discounts on their rentals and earn a place on our Happy Wall of Fame. All you have to do is visit our favorite spots in Iceland. How does it work, you ask? The Challenge is simple: 1) Visit 20 […]

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