I will be traveling back to Iceland in December and arrive on a Monday and return to home on Friday. Are there specific nights that restaurants are closed or close early in winter? We will be doing "northern lights" activities most nights but would also like to eat/drink out. Thanks for any feedback!
We want to see the northern lights. Anyone with some advice on the best way/place/time in Iceland for this?
Hi guys.I'm on exchange visitor program in the states for second year so i saved some money and now im looking for some new adventure.I'm planning about moving to Reykjavik,i already bought my flight tickets and payed for my hotel for a week.And after that i don't know what's next.I'll look for a job and a place where to stay,but with those icelandic advertisments it's start to get a little bit hard for me.I'm asking for any directions how to find a place to rent for a term of about 6months and how to look for a job.Thanks all and have a nice rest of the summer :)
How long does it take to get to the mountains if you're in the Nauthólsvík beach? Can we hike there?
I am planning to stay in Reykjavik for 2 days in mid Oct. (16-18). Will it be already too cold for comfort? Also, can someone give me an interesting (but not too hectic) plan for the two days?
We need enough money to cover food, drinks and souvenirs for a weeks trip in November?
Already booked and paid for EVERYTHING ELSE!
Is it possible to do the Reykjadalur hike in winter?
Is there anything in Iceland where we should get a senior citizens' discount (we're not Euro citizens). Do I have to show a Senior Card (we have Israeli cards) or a passport copy?. Here we have to show the cars only in museums, it's usually just enough to look at us.
Hi everyone, I found a guest house for rent that will hold out family of 5. I have been in contact with the owner. The listing is through airbnb. Has anyone used this service before? Alternately, can anyone offer any information on OK hotel, Thomsen apartments, CenterSpot Apartments, or Lighthouse Apartments?
Looking at the weather reports page, I see this article, about "impending outburst flood in Skafta, likely hazards". When did this last happen? How long in advance is there a warning to stay away or get away from the area? How is this warning transmitted to drivers?
"Varúð - vinnusvæði" means "danger - construction area", this is from Regina's tips.
When I was a girl we lived close to a stone quarry. Every afternoon they made an explosion to break the stones, and shouted BARUD !!! to warn everybody.
I don't know that we have Icelandic words used here, but many technical and construction words are German.
There is 2 of us travelling
We already have ; flights, accommodations, and iceland airwaves tickets.
We are going to be eating out for all meals and also drinking alcohol.
We would also like to do some excursions.
Hoping to go to the blue lagoon and the ring road trip.
I am a driver but im only 23 so not sure if i would be ok to drive abroad.
Thanks for your help!
Hi All, I am planning a 10 days trip to Iceland on 1 Nov. I hope very much to see the Northern Light but understand that it all depends on the weather. Just wonder what would normally be the weather condition in early Nov. Thanks.
Will be visiting Iceland in late March. Want to try and catch the Northern Lights, know that it is a long shot.
Trying to decide if I should stay in the south (possibly near Hella) or go north and head to Akureyri or even Lake Myvatn to try and see the lights. Which area would be better for day time activities?
Hi, we found out we need to pay cash for one of our tours. I'm wondering if it is easy to exchange Canadian dollars in Iceland. We could bring USD for the exchange, but that means we'll have to lose out on F/X twice. Also, we are not sure how accessible ATM's are in the Eglisstadir / Myvatn area, so we want to make sure we get enough cash in Reykjavik and I understand there are daily limits on ATM.
What is the drive time from Reykjavik to the Geyser? We are only in iceland for a day and there is so much to see. Is there any half day tours?
I didn't find any mention of tides, except a Reykjavik tide timetable. Are there any interesting views, we're going on the ring road and to the Westfjords. I don't think that we'll go to walk on beaches, but maybe?
We saw crazy tides clashing around the Lofoten, it's something we don't have at the Mediterranean.
We are going to iceland 17-27 October. As we are on a limited budget we can only afford 2WD vechicle.
I was wondering if we will be able to get to the West Fjords area with 2WD in October? is that doable?
I can add I am confident driver :)
Also, we would like to go to WhaleWatching and Snowmobiling trip. Are they both worth it?
Should we look into getting those in Reykavik or are there any other places (better?) that offer them too?
We are trying to stay away from Cities as much as we can. We love nature and after living in london for past few years, you do want to escape the city when you have a chance:)
While I am on it, any Hotspots for Nothern Lights (fingers crossed!)? :)
Any advice highly appreciated!
hi there, we are two friends (girl and guy) who are planning to do the ring around Iceland this November. If there is anyone who would like to share the car and join the trip we are happy to do so. We are thinking to rent a 4x4 nothing booked yet, so also if you have already booked a car but you have 2 free seats let us know.
We are thinking to do the typical intinerary, but open to any changes if it is worth it :).
We have almost two days for going from Akureyri to Brjanslaekur, where we will take the ferry to Stykkisholmur in the afternoon.
We have read recommendations of going to Vatness and Látrabarg, but not sure what route to take from Akureyri and what places we shouldn´t miss. We think that we could sleep first night in Holmavik, is it possible or is it too far?
What can we see the second day before catching the ferry? Can we go to Latrabarg?
We appreciate any recommendation.
Thanks in advance
We think we'll take a regular car, not 4x4. We have a Yaris at home, you can't fold the front seats straight back, to take a nap in the car (we put our feet up on the windshield). Do you know if the seat can be straightened in a Corolla? They have new models each year so there's no sense checking my son's, that is several yeas old.
I saw the RAV4 in a parking lot, it looked huge. I know, Iceland is spacier than this parking lot.
Hi, I'm planning to visit Iceland for a week during Autumn, when trees change color. I'd also like to see northern lights. My questions are: when is the peak of Fall foliage near Reykjavik? How long is the day time in Autumn? Is it dark enough for lights to appear at night? Where do you suggest to take photos of Fall foliage and the lights? Is a mini car (Ford Ka or similar) sufficient enough to drive in national parks? Thanks in advance.
Going to Iceland next week, should I pack some warm clothes? We have a GPS which is work all over Europe, but Icelaland is not available in it...so, I think we have to used maps
Any one can recommend a good maps for Iceland
Thanks in advance!
We've been planning to go to Iceland for ages and every time some work or family event got in the way. Now we are determined to make it happen. Workwise we can go either beginning of December or over New Year, possibly also in early March and next August. I'd love to see the Northern Lights ( no guarantee, I know )and I'd also love to see the puffins and I know I cannot see both.
I'm afraid if we go in winter, it will be dark most of the time.Is it still a good time for tourists? I see full-day tours are offered from Reykjavik, will they be in the dark for most of the tour?
If we go in early March, will the puffins be back or is it too early?
What would the Iceland experts advise?
Thank you for any tip.
We received a nice program for our end of August - September trip. The direction is counter-clockwise. On 2 Sept. the program is Vestmannaeyjar Islands. From which port does the ferry leave? On the website it wasn't clear, that it could be changed. The agent wants to reserve for us the tickets including car. So if they decide to change port during the day, of course we must take the car with us.
Is it after the puffin season? We just missed them in Norway. We'll be in the Westfjords two weeks later, so I guess there's no chance at all to see them.
Hi, my boyfriend and I are trying to plan a trip to Iceland! We are hoping to go during the month of October and are wondering what sorts of things are happening there that time of year? Ideally we would like to stay in Reykjavik for a few days, then maybe rent a car and go around the island. We like to hike and discover cool places. Does anyone have any info they are willing to share? Many thanks!
I've seen several trip plans, they all went clockwise on the ring road. Is there a special reason to do it in this direction, and not counter-clockwise? That way we could know at the end of the round, how much time we have for Snaefellsnes without going twice on the same road from Reykjavik.
Should we save time for the West Fjords? We have only twenty days, and won't drive all day long.
We'll be in Iceland on 1-20 September 13.
We think of renting a car, and doing first the ring road, and then the sights closer to Reykjavik. Is it possible that there's snow on the road, specially on the Myvatn part? I checked all the altitudes, it gets to 635 meter high. Right? We have no experience in driving on snow, only on cleared roads (Norway). I guess this can't be forecast early enough, to decide if we can do the circle, or turn back - and go from the other direction.
If we stay in Reykjavik for our entire visit ( 9 days), do you think we can still see most of the great sites via tours?
Hi, my friends and I will driving around iceland around end of August / beginning of September. I know it is a probably a bit too early for the annual sheep round up since these events usually take place in mid-September. I'm wondering if anyone has information about the 2013 round up as I cannot seem to find a schedule anywhere. Also, is it easy to figure out where each farm is located? We have reserved a Toyota Rav 4 or equivalent vehicle, so I'm not sure we can go off-road.
Thanks in advance.