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?
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!
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?
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?
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
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 !!
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..
We are planning a trip to iceland with our two kids - ages 4 and 2.
I read up the last few days and came up with a basic itinerary that we could do,in our one week over there.
Reykjavik - 1 day
Golden Circle - 1 day
Do the ring road up to Jökulsárlón lagoon.
Keflavik or snaefellsnes if there is time.
I would like to split the trip from Reykjavik - Jökulsárlón lagoon in 2-3 days at least. That way we won't be too rushed with our kids. However I was looking for accommodations and expedia or any other major website, barely shows any hotels along the south coast. There seem to be hotels in Hella, but nothing much else.
Can anyone suggest how we do this trip? And where to stay or how to split our trip over a week? Thanks a ton!
I am working on a 5 day trip to Iceland. Never been there before. Not planning for any trekking specifically. I would appreciate your recommendations on getting the best out of 5 day trip.
I'm travelling this august in iceland for 5 days and am interested to make a 4 day trek in thingvellir national park...
i would like too know if the is a circular route of a 4 day trek that stars and ends at the same destination...
thank you for your cooperation and hope you'll answer soon...
I want to rent a small car for 4 days the end of April. Does anyone have a recommendation of who to rent from? Thanks.
Hello everyone !
This is my first time posting but I'd like to say thank you for all the helpfull people who's messages I've already read several times over :)
Will be going to Iceland early may for 6 days.. my itinerary is somewhat of a puzzle but i'm getting it sorted out little by little..
My question to which i've found no answers is..
On the last day we are planning : Reykjavik-Blue Lagoon-Keflavik (town, not airport)
So Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon (on saturday May 9 late afternoon) I found Fly bus or other.
But Blue Lagoon - Keflavik city is problem ..as bus schedule stops at 3pm to keflavik.
Is it possible to take a taxi for a reasonable price from BL to Keflavik? And if so where do we get it from ?
thanks for any suggestions !
On a cruise which only stops in Reykjavik for a couple of hours 1pm till 11pm. There will only be 2 of us. Seems most shore excursions depart before ship arrives, so I was thinking of visiting Blue Lagoon. I have found a tour that departs from the BSI Bus Terminal. Can anyone tell me how far from the port the bus terminal is and how do I get there.?
I was also considering the Hop on Hop Off Bus as I think we would have time to do both. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
I have a question, we're travelling to Iceland and while trying to to rent a car through the rental agencies and all of them are asking a credit card for payment (or at least for a deposit).
Unfortunately, we don't have a credit card and getting one in 2 weeks here is impossible (already asked).
So, we're stuck with debit cards and cash.
Do you know of a rental agency that would accept all payment with debit card? Or maybe a private person who rents a car?
We're quite in a hurry because flight is in two weeks and we already booked all accommodations in various places.
In the end, the thing we thought will be easiest turns out to be the hardest.
Thank you in advance
I would appreciate a recommendation for nice, reasonably priced hotels in Reykjavik city-center for a middle-aged couple arriving in July 2015. thanks for your assistance. mark
hello everyone. me and my friends group will visit iceland on this may. but since no one in the group knows how to drive we have to depend mainly on public transport. what about visiting the main tourist spots outside reykjavik? is public buses available outside reykjavik?
We, a company of 6 (maybe 5), are going to explore to Iceland for 2 weeks in June. We will rent a motorhome or a camper. I've already been to Iceland, however it is my first experience with campers. So,
1) What is a difference between a camper and a motorhome (except that a motorhome is a big camper), what is better for not too whimsical travelers?
2) Which company to choose? This one - Campervan Iceland (www.campervaniceland.com) - attracted us with prices and very helpful attitude, however I didn't manage to find any reviews about it.
3) All kind of tips appreciated!
Thank you =)
I have the Iceland trip (for 14 nights which will be around the island) in early of Sep. I'm thinking for staying 1 night at Blönduós or Varmahlíd. I'll be coming from Akureyri and will go to Westfjords. The two small villages are on the way.
Understand that they are difference; one is on the hill and another next to the coast. Which one would you recommend to stay? I look for the scenic view.
PS. Prior to this, I will have experience on staying in villages located next to a coast at Vik, Hofn, Seyðisfjörður.
I planed a trip of Iceland in this Sep (4-18) by driving a small car (not 4WD).
My question is I'll be driving from Höfn to Seydisfjordur (inspired by Walter Mitty). Originally I planed to overnight at Seydisfjordur, however later by seeing Dr Watson'sTravel Trip map, it pointed out Neskaupstadur. So is it better to stay at Neskaupstadur?
Can I reach Gullfoss waterfalls with a normal car? is the road fully paved? and the ring road is all paved?
we are planning to drive the ring road (or parts of it) in early september. we would like the flexibility of going without reservations so that we can stretch or shorten our stay in any given place as we go. there are three of us, so we'd generally need two rooms. camping out would be far, far from optimal. are we likely to find easy availability at the last moment?
if not, do any of the tour companies who help to plan self-drive trips offer a service that would allow us to contact them and have them rearrange stays as we go if the mood strikes us?
Looking at all the travel sites in Iceland and wondering what to do. We are interested in doing a 2 week independent tour but having trouble getting help from websites. Seems there are some questionable sites and their practices. Can anyone help with my dilemma. Just want car rental, hotel accomodations info and some tips.
Thanks in advance for any help.
There is a Krossárfoss in my map and I supposed it's the small and awful (look at the tubes at each side of the falls) here enclosed. But looking for "Krossárfoss" I found pictures of which for sure is Foss á Siðu. What's wrong concerning this?
Driving eastwards along the Southern Ring Road I found three waterfalls with apparent no name between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Foss á Síðu. Two of them are very similar but not the same one, they are also of the Foss á Síðu type. Does anybody know the names of these falls if they have one? Shoukd like to add the pics but I don't know how to do it (if possible).
We will be in Reykjavik for ANZAC Day and wonder if any other Australians and Kiwis who will be there, or have been there, for ANZAC Day know of any dawn gatherings for the occasion?
Andrew and Judy
Im looking for the locations of each of these (archdaily.com/90406/geotherm...) Geothermal Pump Stations by PK Arkitektar. I wondered if you guys could help me with this information as I can't find any online. I need to know how many there are and their locations. Any more information about the hot water wells in Reykjavik would be a great help.
I am going to hike the Laugavegurinn Trail from Landmannalaugar to Skogar in the first half of July 2015. I am planning on going by myself (I am an experienced hiker), but if there is anyone who is going alone or in a small group that is interested in hiking together, please contact me: email@example.com
I realise that rates fluctuate but in general am I better changing my money in the UK or am I likely to get a better rate in Rekjavic? Many thanks.
My wife and me will be passing through KEF at end of April to early May. Would love to spend 4 to 5 days at Iceland. Need some suggestions of want to do for two 65 years old couples.
Hi. We are 4 adults. What are the options and costs of getting from the airport to the centre? We are staying at the Hotel Fron and will arrive on a Saturday afternoon. Many thanks.
Will be in Reykjavik for 4 days in February. Main purpose is to hopefully see the Northern Lights. How much light will we have during the day and what do you recommend to see other than Golden Circle Tour? Thanks.