Category: West Iceland

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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August 22, 2018 Vesturland Views

My girlfriend, Anya, and I have been together for over 3 years. We just graduated college together in May. We both love to travel; throughout the course of our relationship, some of our best memories have taken place whilst traversing foreign lands. Traveling together during college, we saw cities in France, Germany, and Canada. Not […]

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March 15, 2018 In Between Seasons in West Iceland

When you think of Iceland, the first thing that may come to mind is driving along an isolated road, cascading mountains on one side, epic coastlines on the other. And that’s exactly what it was for us. While the most popular seasons to travel throughout Iceland may be an ice-covered winter surrounded by the northern […]

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May 23, 2017 Journey to Vatnshellir Cave on Snaefellsnes

“Please turn off your personal flashlight and then close your eyes”, our tour guide, Soffía, said before turning off her super-powered lamp. “Now, open and listen.” Total darkness surrounded me, blinded without an ounce of light. Drip, drip, drip. Only the echoes of water splashing on my shoulder could be heard while everyone stood in silence […]

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May 11, 2017 The Real VikingSushi Adventure

My friend and I recently went on our first campervan adventure together to Snæfellsnes along the west coast of Iceland. There was so much we were impressed about, including Stykkishólmur, one of the film locations you may recognize from Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It’s also known for the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum where my colleague, Michael, came face-to-face […]

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April 14, 2017 Snorkeling in Silfra with Scuba Iceland

If you’re looking for a unique experience to cross off that bucket list of yours- and let’s be honest, to tell all your family and friends about- look no further as I share Happy Campers’ experience snorkeling in Silfra. Last weekend, we were graciously invited by Scuba Iceland to snorkel between the North American and Eurasian […]

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April 4, 2017 Golden Circle Itinerary

You’re not a regular tourist. You don’t want a posh penthouse Airbnb in the 101. Being out in nature sounds a lot more interesting. You don’t want a coach bus to cart you around Iceland with the rest of the tourists, you’d prefer the freedom of stopping and going wherever and whenever you please. You, […]

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March 12, 2017 Stykkishólmur: Camping Like Walter Mitty

By far, my favorite little town on the Snæfellsnes peninsula is Stykkishólmur. It’s the favorite of many others as well; this town has been a center for trade and commerce since the 16th century because of its natural harbour. If you’ve seen Secret Life of Walter Mitty, you’ll notice a lot of filming locations here as this […]

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January 5, 2017 Winter Road Trip in Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Another weekend, another road trip adventure. This time, Kristie, my wife, and I are exploring Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes is one of my favorite parts of Iceland and it makes for a perfect weekend destination, as it is only about 90 minutes outside of Reykjavik. We load up our Happy Campers van with food, camera stuff, […]

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November 23, 2016 Exploring Reykjanes Peninsula

Reykjanes Peninsula (Reykjanesskagi) holds some of Iceland’s best kept secrets and everything is within a 30 minute drive from the airport. Yet, many people either don’t know about what this area has to offer or choose to ignore it. It’s like people get so excited about leaving Keflavik Airport and head to Reykjavik, that they […]

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