Category: North Iceland

June 29, 2023 Driving in Iceland: Parking Fees and Road Tolls [UPDATED 2023]

The vast majority of destinations in Iceland offer free parking, and you can drive without worrying about paying any parking fees or road tolls. However, there are some places where the fee is mandatory, and sometimes travelers forget to look around to see if they parked in a paid parking spot. Generally, you can expect to pay in such […]

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January 20, 2022 Places To Visit In Iceland In 2022 According to the Locals

Iceland is a beautiful place to travel, and there are so many places where you can visit. If you plan a trip to Iceland, you may wonder which sites you should go to. In this blog post, I will tell you about the most popular destinations among local Icelanders. Consider including them in your itinerary when […]

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June 18, 2021 Myvatn Area: 8 Places to Visit on Your Camping Trip

When I wrote about the Diamond Circle in the North of Iceland, I mentioned that there are so many things to see in the Myvatn area that it needs a separate blog post… and here it is. 10,000 years ago, the area was under an ice cap. Time and a handful of cycles of fierce […]

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May 6, 2021 The Diamond Circle

You probably heard of The Golden Circle. It is the most traveled route in Iceland and often the very first one most people take upon arrival. However, if you are driving up North, get off of the Ring Road for a bit and explore the Diamond Circle. The Diamond Circle is a 250 km route […]

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June 21, 2019 Kolugljufur Canyon

Klougljúfur canyon is located in Víðidalur in Vestur-Húnavantssýsla. The canyon is said to be named after the female troll Kola, which is said to have dug the canyon to live there. The canyons run about 1-2 Km and are a couple of tens of meters deep. The canyon is, for the most part, unexplored and […]

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August 17, 2017 Gentle Giants in Husavik

I managed to participate in a handful of activities over my road trip in North Iceland with Happy Campers this summer. One of the activity highlights- over the entire trip- was taking Big Whale Safari & Puffins tour in Húsavik with Gentle Giants. Even to this day I rave about my experience with my friends and customers I meet […]

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July 5, 2017 Happy Campers Road Trip Highlights In North Iceland

I came, I saw, I conquered North Iceland with a Happy Camper…Finally! One of my oldest friends, Sarah, visited me for the first time since moving to Iceland and it was the perfect moment to plan a trip to the North. It’s somewhere I’ve been dreaming of travelling to since I moved to Reykjavík, so […]

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September 3, 2013 Top 10 Hidden Gems of Iceland

Many travelers I talk to only have a few days in Iceland so they usually just stick to Route 1 (the ring road). In that case, I highly recommend checking out some of the more popular attractions, like the Blue Lagoon, Myvatn Nature Baths, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, the Golden Circle, and other popular tourist places close to Route […]

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