My friend and I are in Reykjavik tonight and our evening boat tour was just canceled. We are looking for some type of chill/mellow activities for tonight besides going out for dinner. We walked around the city for about 10 hours today and would like to do something that keeps us off our feet. We also have an early appointment tomorrow, so nothing too crazy or late-night. Thank you for any suggestions!
We have a flight from KEF to NY on Oct 8 at 17:00 (5pm). We will leave Italy to get there and most all flights don't land in KEF until 15:30 (3:30pm). My question is how difficult to change planes at that airport? We will have carry-on luggage only, but is that cutting it too close to catch an international flight or should we get there a day earlier?
Most of what I've read says the Park is only open during summer. We were thinking of driving from Reykjavik to Snæfellsness during our visit next week, but was wondering what to see there if the park is closed. Any suggestions?
I'm a retired U.S.Navy man. I laid down fertilizer (horse manure) in the planting of a thousand trees on the NATO Base, in the early 90's. I would like to know if the trees survived? Would love to see a photo!
Is there a side by side comparison site to help me determine which company to use for renting a 2 person camper?
Where is the soup and bread restaurant that advertises 800 isk for soup in reykjavik?
Do you know why the bus transportation in Iceland is so expensive?
1. Best place to view the Northern Lights week of March 10-14?
2. Which is best this time of year, Dog sled ride or Nordic horse rides?
3. Is it difficult to get to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula this time of year?
Hi, I'm travelling to Iceland very soon... will be arriving on 20 April evening 7.30pm, may i know which is the best way to get into Reykjavik Downtown ?
And also one of my itinerary is to visit Akurery on 23 - 25 April, however, my hosterl told there is no bus. I do checking on iceland carpooling list, still cant find any rider there. Can please advise how could i get there?
Lastly, one of my dream is to see Northern list during my visit to Iceland. Sad to said there is no northern light trip after 15 April. How can i go about it to fulfill my dream Northern light at this time between 20 - 26 April ?
Thanks in advance for all the help.
Jamieanne : .... :o)
How is the easiest way to get from reykjavik to Askja and back again. I'm not confident enough to drive so it would be tours or public transport. Can anyone help?
Me and my friends are planning a trip to Iceland in time over New year 2015-2016. We are already starting to plan everything so we can be fully prepared for the time we go.
We will at that time be aged from 17-20 years old and will be looking for some a bit cheaper places to stay. Any recommendations of where to book a place to stay that is not like most luxurious and expensive? Would help us out a whole lot. We would go for about 10 days.
We are thinking of staying in Reykjavik and then taking the bus to places we want to go and see. We thought about renting a car but I think it might be a problem because in loads of those cases you have to be 21 to rent it.
Is it smarter to just stay in Reykjavik and drive around, or change places to stay? We haven't discussed that yet.
If you have any recommendations where to go and what to see most importantly in the winter over there, please let us know! (:
greetings from Slovenia.
First let me thank all of the people who have written tips, reviews and forum comments on Iceland already. Your work is greatly appreciated. I'd like to particularly acknowledge Regina1965, whose many pages have been very valuable in helping me plan my upcoming trip. I've learned a great deal beyond the published travel guides.
I am a landscape photographer who will be journeying to Iceland early this summer. I will be spending 13 days there late May-early June, driving around the country to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. To get around the island, I've rented a 2WD campervan for the duration of the trip. Having done a lot of reading on Iceland already, I have a good idea of those places I absolutely need to visit (Jökulsárlón, Mývatn, Tröllaskagi, Snæfellsnes, many waterfalls, etc.). So I'm looking for advice on the following:
1. Outside of the famous, spectacular scenic highlights, and outside of coastal routes, are there other, less-well-known places or roads that are worth a visit from a photographer? - places that the guidebooks say little or nothing about, but are quite beautiful nonetheless?
2. Are there any places I should not bother going - because it is not scenic, inaccessible, etc.?
I thank you in advance for any advice you may offer.
A group of us are going to ride mountain bikes in Iceland at the beginning of June and would like to know where the best place to rent a bike rack is? We are hiring vehicles for the trip.
My wife and I are planning to visit Iceland for a 7-10 day holiday in mid-May, just wondering if there are things we will miss out on (attractions) because we are not going during the peak period? We have the option of both but would like to avoid the crowds. Thanks in advance.
has anyone stayed at the Hotel Ranga in September? It is pricey but is it worth it? Any advice on activities in the area?
Is there a fishing tackle shop in Borgarnes that sells worms for Salmon fishing?
We're planning to go to Iceland somewhere around mid-summer this year.Undoubtedly its one of the most beautiful places on the earth but still I'm a bit worried to go too close to the nature..Volcanoes..glaciers..falls..springs and a lot of natural activity going on every second. Is it still safe to go there to enjoy?
Hi, my wife and I are making a second trip to Iceland in mid-march of 2014. On our last trip, we did the golden circle, Reykjavik, North Iceland, Husavik, Akureyri, etc. On this trip, we want to drive the ring road to the south coast towards Vik. We will unfortunately not have as much time as our last trip as we are using Iceland as a jumping point for travel in Scandinavia so we'll only have roughly 3 days with one night in Vik. I understand it's not a lot of time but I was amazed at the amount of things we were able to see with only 3 days to travel to Husavik and back on our last trip.
We probably won't make it as far as the Eastern Fjords but would like to see things near Skaftafell National Park. Any must sees on this trip? We're more of a 'rent a car and discover' kind of traveler so we're probably not going to book any tours unless Volcano Hotel can offer us something spectacular. I know they do tours.
Hi. We are planning to visit Iceland in July or August for about 10 days or so and we dont have any idea where to go, and where to start.
We enjoy dramatic scenery and take photos, rent a car and drive around. Take a rout and stop where ever is nice and beautiful.
Any idea and advice pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee ???
Many thanks !!
I'm travelling to Iceland in October and don't know if I should book my excursions before I travel or when I get there, we're wanting to go to the Blue Lagoon, whale watching, a Northern Lights trip and perhaps a geep day or glacier trip.
There are 4 adults travelling - can you give us an idea of a good reasonably priced hotel?
Need to plan the trip for me and my wife both over 65 in Iceland. We love nature.
We are visiting as a family in a few weeks (17,20,23 + mum and dad)
We are staying in Hafnarfjordur for 4 nights. We are doing the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle and Northern Lights tours.
Does anyone know how much the bus is from Hafnarfjordur to Reykjavik?
Random question: Is it walkers or lays crisps?
Any must visit places in Reykjavik or Hafnarfjordur?
We are keen bird watchers and photographers so any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance
Hi, we are travelling to Iceland in 3 weeks for a few days.
Everywhere we have asked in the UK, don't exchange Iceland Kurona and understand everywhere in Iceland accepts Credit cards.
We wouldn't mind having some cash, is there anywhere in the airport to change some money over? If so, how much do they charge? and whats the rate?
We arrive in at midnight on a sunday
We will be visiting Iceland in mid-March and plan to stay in Reykjavik most of the time. We would also like to visit Skaftafell National Park and Vik. What's the approx. drive time from Reykjavik to Vik? And then what's the approx drive time from Vik to Skaftafell? Is there likely to be icy roads?
How can you get to Gullfoss at reasonable cost using public transport?
Thanks in anticipation of your help?
Hello! Due to stay in Hafnarfjörður last week of Feb, any birders know where to watch birds?
We arrive in Keflavik at 8.50am and are flying on to New York at 5pm - we plan to go into Keflavick for a few hours and just wondered if there is storage for luggage in the airport and is there a local bus to and from airport?
(We have been to Keflavik before and know there isn't much there but we will be back in Iceland and have several days exploring after New York!)
My flight arrives at 6:45 am. I was hoping to go straight to the Blue Lagoon, but it doesn't open until 10. Should I go to Reykjavik instead, try to check in early to my hotel, and then go to the Blue Lagoon? Or just kill time at the airport?
I'm spending ten days in Iceland in early March driving around the island. I want to know how much time I should allocate to Reykjavik. My prime interest in going is to see the landscape and hopefully catch the Northern lights. I'm not a great museum person, and I wonder if one day and two nights is enough, or should I allow two days and three nights?
Thanks in advance
In 2015 i am planning on a trip to iceland with my girlfriend and our son (who will be almost 5 when we go).
Is iceland a nice place to visit for children of this age? If not we may go for 3-5 days and go just us two. That may seem harsh but we are desperate to go and we are going on a family holiday this year. He also really enjoys staying with his grandparents so he would not be too unsettled.
I was wondering what is the best option for visiting with regards to accommodation? Also, what is the best option on car hire? is it worth it or is it better to just pay for excursions? I think we'd be staying in reykjavik like most people do but we would like to do a bit of travelling as wed like to see the glaciers and the northern lights.
I think we'd be looking to go in February or in September . We'd like it to be cold (near 0 degrees) we'd like to see the snow and i think that we'd most likely have to travel to the north of iceland to see this? I want to go to Husavik but i know this is about 5 hours drive from Reykjavik. Is there anywhere near Reykjavik that has scenary like husavik where we can see whales and the snow?
I'd really really like to go to Melgerði, Reyðarfjörður, East, Iceland but i know this will be too far on this particular visit, so would have to go back a 2nd time. The scenary in Reyðarfjörður looks amazing. I am so jealous of the people who live there.