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    • 8 night iceland trip some questions

      Iceland May 8, 2015 at 3:40 PM

      hi all !!

      We are a 30 yr old couple going to iceland for a 8 night trip, landing tomorrow night. We rented a 2wd car for the whole period, we want to see the nature sight and incorprate small (few hours) hiking trips. We have not made sleeping arrangments yet.

      so i have one general question and one specific one - we have 8 nights for the trip (not including landing night) - generally would you recommend to do the entire ring road or to focus on one area and do it more thoroughly? i would be happy to do the whole route but i dont want to feel that were driving too much of the time.. is 8 nights enough not to rush?

      and now for the specific question.. if you do recommend the ring tour - here is a rough plan i made from previous tips and suggestions... do you think it makes sense? any good suggestions or things to change? I made a 7 night plan so we could stay an extra night in case we like someplace but open for other suggestions .. thanks again:

      9/5- arrival at night sleep in reykjavik or airport area
      10/5 The golden circle, Kerið crater - sleep in reykjavik/Arborg/Selfoss
      11/5 Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Hiking Sólheimajökull Glacier, sleep in vik
      12/5 Laufskálavarða, Skaftafell-Hiking Vatnajokull?, Jökulsárlón Iceberg, sleep in Hofn
      13/5 Driving The Coastline, Fossardalur waterfall, Egilsstaðir, Fardagafoss, Ásbyrgi canyon ?? sleep in??
      14/5 Dettifoss waterfall, Myvatn Geothermal Area ( Námafjall Hverir geothermal area), Dimmuborgir lava field, Goðafoss - sleep in akureyri
      15/5 akureyri - whale watching?, Grábrók volcanic crater, Deildartunguhver OR
      Snæfellsnes Peninsula (Kirkjufell Mountain, Kirkjufellsfoss)??? sleep in Reykjavik or on the way
      16/5 Reykjavik
      17/5 extra night if we want to stay somewhere 2 nights
      18/5 blue lagoon + flight

      P.S is there a good volcano tour to take and which one would you recommend and from where?

      Thanks for the quick responders !!

    • Landmannalaugar Day Hike

      Iceland May 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      We are wondering if it is worth traveling to Landmannalaugar if we only have a few hours to hike? Will we see the colored hills/mountains? The beautiful green scenery?

      We have a 4x4 F-rated vehicle. How long will it take to drive to the entrance to start the hike from the ring road? Which F-road and from what city?

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      Central location for a visit

      Iceland May 13, 2015 at 8:40 AM

      Thank you for your answers on the winter time visit options. I'm not going to do specifics now, but I'm thinking so when it comes time to present this to Bob I will have some answers.

      Usually when we go someplace, we go for a week and get an efficiency (someplace with a frig and some kind of heating capability like a microwave or stove) and rent a car. We then tour around and see the sights on our own. We usually have breakfast in the unit and go out for lunch. Normally people give us too much to eat for lunch so we take it back and have the rest for dinner. Or we go to a grocery. But usually when we do this, we've been there before.

      Is it possible to do this kind of trip in Iceland and stay someplace central and see the things that someone should see in Iceland. Will it be easy to drive in the winter? I see lots of bus tours advertised - Northern Lights Tours, Northrern Lights plus Golden Circle etc. Can we see the sights like that on a tour and come back to town at night?

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      What time of year?

      Iceland May 11, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      We normally don't travel in the summer - only in the late fall, winter or late spring. Is it possible or appropriate to go to Iceland at a time such as October or the first week of December?

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      3-day Iceland Itinerary, Renting Car

      Iceland May 14, 2015 at 10:28 AM

      We are stopping for 3 days at end of June on way home from Europe, two adults with teenager. We will arrive Sunday morning. So far I have booked a hotel in Reykavik for the first night, and the second night the Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel. Planning on renting a car, not doing any big hiking. Here's what I'm thinking ...

      Day 1: Arrive about 9:30am - Get rental car - Self-drive Golden Circle, stay in Reykavik
      Day 2: Drive Southwest Coast to Vik, back to Blue Lagoon by dinner time, stay at Blue Lagoon.
      Day 3: Blue Lagoon, fly out late afternoon

      Here are my questions -
      Will we need a 4x4 car rental at end of June for Golden Circle and SW to Vik?
      Is the sand/gravel insurance necessary this time of year?

      Appreciate any feedback or advice. Thanks so much!

    • damaged door car repair

      Iceland May 4, 2015 at 7:23 PM

      How much do it cost to repair a door damaged cause by strong wind... In April 4,2015 wind blow my rental car door wide open damaged the driver car door . April 11,2015 they claim a repair was 648.000 Isk...+ temp repair 15.000 isk and rent that damge 5 day for 59.000 isk How do they estimate without investigate cause I return that car April 11,2015 ??? This was a trap or not..


    • Name of Sweater Shop

      Akureyri Jul 14, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      I was in Aukureyri in May and purchased a sweater at a shop that was to be mailed to me. The name is something like Anna Hanna in it. It is on the main street. Need to find the correct name and telephone number as I have never received the sweater. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

      1 Answer Jul 15, 2014 at 12:06 AM
    • Akureri airport to bus station

      Akureyri May 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Where do i find time table/schedules for public transport to be taken from Akuyeri airport to bus station which go to olalsfiordur?

      6 Answers May 2, 2014 at 1:38 PM
    • Local tours in Akureyri

      Akureyri Dec 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I will be in Akureyri for 2 days and 2 nights. One Northern Lights tour is included in my Icelandair package. Should I prebook other tours or wait until we are there? I really hope to see the N Lights.

      5 Answers Dec 31, 2013 at 8:46 AM
    • Akuyeri to Dalvik

      Akureyri Oct 26, 2013 at 7:14 AM

      Where do i find time table/schedules for public transport to be taken from Akuyeri to Dalvik and back?

      4 Answers Oct 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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      Looking for delicious lundi

      Akureyri Dec 26, 2011 at 5:30 AM

      Hi friends,

      in summer 2012 I visit Akureyri on the 4th of July. Last time I was there was in 1992. But now I want to taste lundi.
      Is there any restaurant to get it?


      1 Answer Dec 26, 2011 at 12:32 PM
    • 7.00-16.00 from cruise ship.

      Akureyri Apr 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM

      As only got this short amount of time Im quite scared to book one of the icelandic tour opporators in case they do not get me back in time to catch the ship. Does anyone have any experiences of this, be it good or bad?. Basically the ships tours are very expensive but the ship will not leave without them. Thank you for any advice you can give me.

      2 Answers Apr 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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      Taxi or mini bus in Akureyri

      Akureyri Jul 23, 2009 at 7:12 AM

      Arriving there by cruise ship on 7th August 2009

      Are there taxis or mini buses at the docks?

      There are 7 of us and want to hire a mini bus for the day to go to Myvatn and Namaskard

      Anywhere else worth visiting?

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    • help in akureyi (and iceland)

      Akureyri Jul 1, 2009 at 11:56 AM

      hi--visiting akureyi on cruise ship--there 7am to 4pm--how can we see myvatn and godafoss on our own--ship trips so expensive--we also visit grundarfjordur, isafjordur, seydisfjordur and reykjavik , so i'd welcome anny don't miss suggestions, since we'll have 7 or so hours in each port--thanks--pammywb

      7 Answers Jul 6, 2009 at 6:28 PM
    • One day in Akureyri off a cruise ship in August

      Akureyri Feb 17, 2009 at 2:34 PM

      Would you suggest a tour to Myvatn area or a day in the city with 7AM to 3Pm the time available? Also, is the town close to the port so walking is possible? If not, what means of transportation are available? Thanks.

      5 Answers Jul 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM
    • Akureyri nightlife

      Akureyri Jun 23, 2003 at 11:15 AM

      I will be traveling to Akureyri this summer for the first time. I will be there in late July, for a Wednesday and Thursday night. I was wondering if anyone could recommend bars/clubs that might have people on those midweek nights. I have been to Reykjavik before. Will young people in Akureyri speak English, like people in Reykjavik (we never had a problem with language there)? Thanks very much. David

      3 Answers Feb 16, 2005 at 2:44 PM