i want to travel in late September for about 10 days.
i wish to know about the tourist area, hotels, sights and more. are the all still opened and working regularly?
is the Weather enabling to travel?
Hello there, and welcome to VT.....d:o)
To answer all your direct questions, a resounding yes. Sptember is a great time to visit and I know you will love it. Here is a bunch of stuff for you to consider.
Glad you are enthusiastic about my country. Take a look at the below choices, and pick and choose. After reviewing this information, ask some specifics, and we can make sure you get the most out of the experience.
You are going at an ideal time of year, at the height of summer, when the colors are as vivid as possible.
First, as I have been lacking in my building of pages on Iceland, I highly encourage you to take a look at the incredible pages and tips, of my friend Regina1965. They are so good that she was nominated for several and won a Barney Award for her Reykjavik pages.
"Welcome to my travel pages :D" - Regina1965's Profile
Iceland will be easy for you to navigate, and there are plenty of good local tours for you to join. Be ready for some serious party time in Reykjavik, as there are a number of clubs and pubs to hang out at. Know that nightlife really does not get in gear until around midnight, and stays funky all night. Everyone speaks English, and folks are very friendly.
I frequently respond to questions about my country and rather than be redundant I have combined a few of them for you. Make sure to add the Blue Lagoon to the itinerary. Depending on your flight time, a good way to catch the Blue Lagoon is the day you leave. As it is between the city and the airport, the flybus will drop you off there for a couple of hours and pick you up later and deliver you to the airport. However there is also a tour to the Lagoon if you prefer. Bring a swimsuit...
Two good tour companies are Iceland Excursions and Reykjavik Excurcions.
Good places to stay are the Hotel Fron and Apartment K hotels. Both within walking distance of the town center. OK, the Apartment K, is a boutique hotel and is a higher price than the Hotel Fron. Both are right in the heart of the city. Fron is on Laugavegur (street), and a short walk down the hill to the center.
By all means either self drive or take the Golden Circle tour. It will take a day. Dog sled tours, as well as any 4X4 tours will also be a full day tour. They will take you to the glaciers.
The night life in Reykjavik is off the hook, and many excellent restaurants, and clubs and pubs and friendly people. This is a very nice restaurant and within the complex is the Viking Museum that you should sample. The restaurant revolves, I believe a full circle per hour....
Here is a list of many clubs and pubs...
You should not have any problems with seeing the interior during that time period. I would highly recommend renting a 4X4 though if you intend to go on the socalled F roads, that are prohibited for regular rented vehicles. Be sure to go over the contract in detail with the agency, if you decide to stay off the F roads, and make them show you what you can and cannot do. They can and do inspect the wheels, tires and wheelwells for any sign of the F roads, and they are pretty good at telling. This is particularly true if you bring back a car with any damage.
If you do not want to do 4X4 off roading or F roads, you should stay mainly on the Ring Road. Here is some more information regarding the Ring, including a trip planner and a map of the Ring Road, with many highlites. Also a site for road conditions, and one for gasoline/petrol prices
A two and a half hour Reykjavik tour runs about 40 Euros. Or you may want to go horseback riding with the unique pure Icelandic horses, nowhere else to be found...
Although Reykjavik is a metropolitan city with all the arts and culture of a major city elsewhere, - it is a city of only 200 thousand people and extremely easy to navigate. All the tours you could want are available with very little effort. Here is the local weather report site:
Go to YouTube and type in Reykjavik and/or Iceland and see some videos done both winter and summer. When you have looked around come back for further details. For overview:
For Icelandair tour packages
For hotel information
For dog sled tours exploreiceland.is/travel_boo...
For the Golden Circle tour
If you review this information you will find the many additional tours available in Iceland, and you should not have a problem booking them once you are there. Your hotel will be happy to help, but as most of the operators are within walking distance, you have several options.
Iceland prices, although still somewhat high, have dropped considerably due toe economic crash a couple of years ago, so this is the time to do this, as prices are likely to rise, as the country pulls itself back out of the economic pit.
.....and here is a video that teaches you some basics/greetings in Icelandic:
Come back for specific questions after you take a look at all the information, we will be happy to help guide you along.
I will throw this in just for fun Nowhere in the world will you find a museum like this one.......d:o)
Hope you enjoy my country and that this is of some help to you.....d:o)
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I can only agree to what Odinnthor said about Regina1965's pages: they're al real treasure-chest on helpful information !
We've been to Iceland for 15 days last april.
I created several VT-trip planners out of Regina's tips, made PDF's out of them and put them on my smartphone ... So were traveled in Iceland with a true "Regina's Iceland trvalguide" in our pocket ... :-)
It was a great holiday ...
Although we stayed the entire time in Hafnarfjordur (Reykjavik area), the 2 weeks went by in a flash.
We did a lot of excursions from there, always on our own in our rental car.
* drove around the entire Reykjanes peninsula
* Golden circle tour
* explore Hafnarfjordur
* Reykajvik town with Hallgrimskirkja & Perlan
* whale watching from Reykjavik (with company Elding - excellent)
* Snaefelsnes peninsula
* went as far down south as Vik and visited a lot on the way
* of course several waterfalls: Skogafoss, Seljalandfoss + Hjalparfoss & Thofafoss more inland
* went to Bjarnafoss and Hraunfossar (last on is really great: waterfalls without a river at the surface)
* Krysuvik area at Reykjanes
* of course Blue Lagoon
* visited Keldur (on the way to Vik) to see those old sod farms - really nice and much less touristy than the museum at Skogar
* visit Solheimajökull (right next to road 1 - you can walk up to the glacier)
* Reykjanesviti & Gunnuhver
* Deildartunghuver (Iceland's biggest hot spring)
* went to Geysir area again as the kids wanted to see the impressive Strokkur once more ... :-)
Lots seen and done in those 2 weeks.
The rest of the island will have to wait until next year (yes, planning again already ...)
If you're in to staying outside Reykjavik, have a look at my hotel tip. Our apartment-hotel "Hafnarfjordur" was really great: Hotel Hafnarfjörður: "Great hotel in Hafnarfjörður" - Hafnarfjörður Hotel Tip by jojes
No matter what you decide to do, I'm sure you'll absolutely love your stay in Iceland !
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OK, just noticed some typing-mistakes ... sorry, thoughts went quicker than fingers could follow ... :-)
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