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    • Backpacking in Iceland

      Iceland Yesterday

      Hi,

      My girlfriend and I are traveling to Iceland this upcoming July. We are spending the first day in Reykjavik, and then we have 4 days that we can backpack before we have to travel to the Blue Lagoon for a night and back up to Reykjavik to catch our flight back to the US. We know for sure we want to spend some time on the Landmannalaugar, other than that we have no idea of what we want to do or how to go about doing it. So our questions fall into these general catagories.

      How is Iceland on open ground camping?
      We are 23, how do we go about renting a car or should we? Alternatives?
      Best places to backpack that we can park our car overnight in the parking lot?
      Nicest hotels around the Blue Lagoon?
      How is the language barrier?

      Any and all advice is appreciated as this is our first international travel experience. Thank you!

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    • TOUR TO ICELAND

      Iceland Dec 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      Hi. I'm a traveler-photographer. I'm going to Iceland in April 7-12.15, my italian friend will be there and guiding us for Photography in a good places.
      I just need 2-3 friends to share the expences of Jeep renting, fuel, guide (not salary) and rooms in hotel.
      For more details don't hesitate to write. Waiting for meeting crazy traveler-photographers.
      Hrach

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    • Samsung Lenses or Adapter + Compact Flash Cards

      Iceland Dec 12, 2014 at 10:34 PM

      Hello, I made a massive mistake and forgot a Nikon - Samsung NX adapter at home for my Samsung camera. I am currently in Iceland and I'm looking for someone that sells Samsung NX lenses or might have the adapter.

      I do have a back up camera but it takes Compact Flash cards. Are there any retailers in Iceland that sell compact flash cards and memory card readers?

      I greatly appreciate any help!

      Jeremy

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    • Iceland Car Hire with Sand and Ash Protection

      Iceland Dec 1, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      I'm off to Iceland in October, and one of the insurances available is sand and ash protection. In Iceland, they can have storms that will literally strip the paint off the car and that is what this covers. We're planning on travelling down the south coast to Vik and therefore feel this insurance is worthwhile. I've only found the Hertz.is website that quotes a price for it, and the base car hire price for the Icelandic website is significantly higher than prepaying on the UK one. Hertz itself is more expensive than some of the other options available. What I don't want to do is think I am saving money by booking in the UK only to stung on insurance when picking up the car.
      Has anyone booked car hire in Iceland and who did you go with? Any suggestions?
      Thanks.

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      Suggestions.

      Iceland Dec 3, 2014 at 6:22 AM

      If I was to opt for a trip to Iceland, is it better to take a regular multi-day tour or can I put together a plan by basing myself in Reyjavek and take tours from there, which I have seen?

      I am single and do not drive, so I cant simply rent a car.

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      Thoughts / Suggestions / Additions to Itinerary

      Iceland Dec 2, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      Hi everyone!

      I'll be in Iceland March 5-14, and I would LOVE some advice on our current rough itinerary :)

      We're eager to see the lights (last time I came, I caught a very mild showing, and can't wait to hunt them down again)

      There will be 6 of us, and we are planning on staying in Reykjavik between Mar 5-9 (Airbnb booked) and a vacation home near Lake Thingvallavatn Mar 10-14 (Vrbo booked).

      Reykjavik - Fri-Mon

      Fri-Sun - Explore and walk the city! Museums, food, nightlife, swimming pool

      o Restaurants / Bars:
      o Hot Dogs
      o Fiskfelagid Fish Company or the Fiskmarkadurinn Fish Market (must try raw fish in Iceland!)
      o Microbar Beer Tasting
      o Dillon Whiskey Bar

      Mon – Pick up car rentals, go to Blue Lagoon (45 minutes away)

      Countryside – Tues-Sat

      Tues – check into Selfoss Home

      o Day: Open
      o Hot tub + chase Northern Lights

      Wed – “Golden Circle Tour” (3 hours total drive)

      o Selfoss Geyser
      o Thingvellir Tectonic Plates snorkeling?
      o Gullfoss Golden Waterfall *better when it’s sunny out – Snowmobile, Walk on glacier

      Thurs – Free day

      Fri – Vik and Ice Cave (6 hours total drive)

      o 7 a.m. Leave for South Iceland tour!
      o Stop by Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Black Sand Beach, on the way
      o 1:30 departure - Skaftafell Ice Cave (3 hours)
      o 5-6 p.m. – Eat and depart for Selfoss

      Sat – Check out, return rental cars, fly home!

      =

      1. How does this look?
      2. Based on the current itinerary and the fact it's in March, should we rent a 4x4?
      3. Any suggestions on car hire places? I've heard nightmare stories from Sixt, but they're the cheapest!
      4. How are:

      - Dog sledding
      - Snorkeling between tectonic plates
      - Superjeep
      - Snowmobiling

      5. Any tips on hunting for the lights?
      6. Any other crazy random ideas?

      Thank you so much :)

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      Car Rental from SIXT or CarsIceland.com

      Iceland Dec 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      Hey guys,

      Has anyone rented from SIXT before in Iceland?

      I've heard mixed reviews, but they're exponentially cheaper than the rest of the agencies.

      Cars Iceland -
      Vitara 4x4 w/ GPS for $489
      Duster 4x4 for $505.

      SIXT -
      Chevy Trax w/ GPS for $400.
      Chevy Captiva w/ GPS for $458.

      Both companies include unlimited mileage and winter tires.

      I thought Sixt might be fly-by-night, but they actually have multiple locations worldwide. In fact, they have a location down the street from me here in New Jersey.

      Thoughts please?

      Thank you :)

      Alf

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    • 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?

      Your
      Dieter

      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