How far in advance should I book my flight to Iceland from the US in March for the lowest amount possible? I typically buy plane tickets 4-6 weeks in advance to get the cheapest flights. Would this work for getting cheap flights to Iceland as well?
Hi all - I'm very interested in seeing Iceland this coming January. I'd rather not join a tour group but I thought I'd best check whether it's actually conceivable for a tourist with no grasp of the language to get around and see the sights without the help of a tour. Any insight would be appreciated!
As a matter of work I have to go to Iceland from this month until May when I want.
Any of you know when is the best time to see Northern Lights there? I've never seen them and would love to see them.
Is there any place to look them better?
My dad told me that there is this tradition in Iceland, where once a year, they close down the streets for the whole weekend, so the teenagers can run wild, party, and do what teenagers do. I think it's to celebrate either the end of winter, or start of summer, but I am not sure.
Does anyone know what I am talking about?
I would really like to know more about this tradition, and look at videos of it.
My son and I are visiting Reykjavik from 6 -12 December and would like to know if any churches will have Advent/Christmas music in concert or services during this time period.
My friend and I want to go to the Jokulsarlon lake & South coast on Sunday 24th November, but it is only available on a private jeep tour at ISK 135000. There are 2 spare seats in the car. Would anyone like to buddy up with us?! Cost would then be ISK 33750 each. We are 2 females aged 30 so let us know :)
Only 3 days in Iceland Nov 2013. Which of the most spectacular scenery can be visited by public transport in this short time?
Or is car hire necessary and safe at this time of year?
We hope to visit Iceland in September 2014, we have been before but and did Golden Circle & Vik then flew to Husavik where we stayed for a few more wonderful days before flying back to Keflavik for overnight stay and then back home.
This time however, we will be flying to Iceland, then to New York for up to 7 days before returning to explore Iceland. We hope to hire a car and explore Iceland more and wondered if we would have time in 6 days to go the whole way round on Road no.1, stopping off in various places along the way, as we can adjust the time in New York the total vacation time would be 2 weeks (It may sound crazy but works out much cheaper for us to go to NY from Iceland than UK so we plan on doing both!!)
While we would love to do this - realistically, I don't want my husband to be spending most days driving from A to B in order to achieve this..... Any suggestions?
Can one rent warm outerwear in Iceland?
Anybody have any experience with this company?
I am curious on vehicle sizing. We will be a group of 4 adults travelling around the country. Is the Suziki Grand Vitarra big enough for 4 adults and luggage (at least 6 -8 pieces)?
I'm trying to read the aurora viewing web site, and I still don't know if tonight, oct 31 will be a decent viewing night for the lights? If so, what time should we head out, and where is a good place to go view close to Reykjavik, we have a car...
hello guys i was thinking to go to iceland on trip i wanna go to mountain trips and that kind of stuff and i wanna know around how much will it cost me to go there for 1 or 2 weeks and if 1 week is enough thanks
I am planning a 7-10 day trip with my boyfriend next year and wanted to know when would be the best time to go. We would love to catch the northern lights but don't want to go when it's too cold
Where do i find time table/schedules for public transport to be taken from Akuyeri to Dalvik and back?
Hi we are considering a five day independant bentours iceland tour. Can anybody recommend bentours?
Hi ive arranged a 3 night suprise birthday trip to Iceland for my other half and me at end of November! Im starting to panic a bit about it now as everyone seems to say the weather is going to be awful and there will be nothing to do!! Or see if weather is bad!! Please help me start to look forward to it again!!
what to so see and do and the end of November?What is your question?
I'm looking to book trip to try to experience the Northern Lights in February but am currently torn between Iceland and Norway as destinations - does anyone have any recommendations?
If Norway, we were thinking of flying into Trondheim and taking the Hurtigruten up to Tromso and using this as a base. How easy is it to book activities once there and do these need to be in advance? Would people recommend a package trip instead?
Pros for Iceland for me are that it would probably be slightly cheaper and potentially a few more activities to do as we don't want to pin all of our hopes on seeing the lights so want to have some other fun stuff to do.
Any thoughts / info would be greatly appreciated!
I travel to Iceland on October 30th, staying for 7 nights. Our main purpose for visiting is to attend Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.
However, of course whilst we are in the country we want to explore a little.
We are going to hire a car prior to our visit.
1) Car company recommendations?
2) Is it true if you are under 25 (which i am) i can only hire a 2WD?
Our plan is to hire the car for 3-4 days.
We want to visit: The blue lagoon in one day, Gulfoss and Geyser springs another day, and skogafoss and jokulsarlon in another.
Do you think this will be achievable or are we trying for too much. We have already booked 7 nights accomodation in Reykjavik so cant really start changing that now to move around the country.
Also, any suggestions on things we may need to pack or suggestions on how much money to bring?
Its hard to plan a trip when you cant just ask someone you know for recommendations like you can in the rest of europe. :)
Anybody else travelling to the UK for Airwaves?
I'm Planning to visit Reykjavík somewhere between 17 December and 1st Jan for 4-5 days. And i'm wondering what is the weather going to be like and is it a good time for some northern light viewing?
I've done a bit of homework for a week in Iceland, 1 to 8 Nov and reckon I've got a reasonable trip planned.
Fly to Akureyri via Reykjavic (Wow Air swapping to Air Iceland!!)
3 Nights Akureyri seeing Lake Myvatn and Godafoss
Drive to Snaefellsness
2 Nights Snaefellsness - really just to have 1 day in this area
Drive to Reykjavic
2 Nights Reykjavic seeing Town, Smokey Valley, Thingvellir, Fullfloss & Geysir
- is this a reasonable itinerary for this time of year - it'll be 1 to 8 Nov
- do you reckon we could drive with a small car or take a 4WD. Especially for Snaefellsness
- should we have 1more night in Reykjavic and 1 less night in Akureyri
- anywhere we could stop between Akureyri and Snaefellsness for a lunch, short walk. It's a pretty long drive.
Any other ideas, suggestions would be hugely appreciated. We'd rather see a small area well than try and dash around to pack more in.
Do you necessarily recommend to book every tour before hand or if we just book a hotel and flight, would it be easy to sort out tours etc when we are already there?
My partner and I are going for a long weekend to Reykjavik for my 30th towards the end of November, whats the weather like at this time of year?
Hello, Is Harry's Restaurant still open.
what to do at night in reykjavik for over 50's?
Hi, I'll be traveling in Iceland in early October(Sept 30th ~ Oct 8th) and I heard that there was a big snow blizzard in Iceland recently, How you guys in Iceland think the weather will be during my trip?
What public toilets are available in Reykyavik and on the Golden Circle tour ?
Can you get to Landmannalaugar in October? Would love to see it but am not sure you can even get into the area during early to mid October or if it is 'shut down'.
We are traveling to Iceland on October 4th-14th and are planning to drive the ring road counter clockwise. We have a 4 wheel drive rental car so we can access the F-roads and also in case of any bad weather.
My question is, is there anything worth seeing in the West of Iceland? From my understanding it is past the time to see Puffins. Is this correct? What else is there to see in October in the West of Iceland or should we bypass that altogether?
Anything else that is a must see/must do between Husavik and Reykjavik in October?
Also, best location to see the Northern Lights in Iceland?
Five star hotels in Iceland?