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.
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 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?
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?
What public toilets are available in Reykyavik and on the Golden Circle tour ?
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!
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 :)
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?
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?
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?
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.
Hi, is anybody know if it's possible to rent an appartement in the city but for young people working here and for a correct months pricing not for a days prices?
Hello, my name is Stephi, I am from Germany and I will visit Iceland for the first time this year. Is there any rock n roll girl (or guy), that would like to meet the above mentioned evening?Get out and eat or a drink and talk and see stuff.
I am 26 years old and quite okay I guess :) I really would love to meet nice and interessting people! Looking forward to hear from you! :)
Can you tell me the approximate cost of taking a taxi from the Skarfabakki Cruise Terminal to Culture house? I'll be arriving on a cruise ship and want to see how expensive a taxi into the city will be. Thank you! Donna McKenzie
How much money should I exchange before coming to Iceland for a 10 hour layover? We plan to go to the Blue Lagoon. Do you have any other suggestions for places we could visit as well within the 10 hours?
I am flying into Iceland in August, my plane arrives at 730 am to KEF airport. I would like to take a Viator tour which leaves from Reykjavik at 900 am. Do you think realistically this is enough time to get through customs and into Reykjavik so that I can catch my tour? I understand there are no guarantees but just wondering what's realistic to expect. I am flying in from another European country (Sweden). Thanks so much!
I would appreciate some help from you! :) I see many of you visited Iceland or live there, to you're perfect to ask some questions.
You see, this summer I am going there to do EVS voluntary project in Reykjavik, for 1 year! The only thing that concerns me is the food. I have this diet recommended by my therapy - chinese traditional medicine, also similar to ayurvedic principles etc. That means I'm vegetarian (but sometimes I let myself eat fish, because well, I just like it!), I don't eat a lot of diary products (when I do, I watch with what I'm combining it with), eat a lot of different vegetables and fruits, cook only on coconut oil and sometimes also buy some special foods like: spices (big spice lover), quinoa, tapioca, pinenuts, goji berries ETC. Some main things, like a toothpaste, schampoo, face cream and body lotion, I also rather buy organic (certified).
I really can't imagine what are prices for this kind of food and products like. I'm going to self-cater there, don't intend to eat outside in restaurants. Yes I heard that Bonus is the cheapest, but why is it so cheaper then the other shops? Is it possible that the food is more artificial? I AM planning to have a low or normal budget, but still wish to buy good quality food, and if so - sometimes affording even the organic-one. Can anyone recommend me some good shops with special foods or organic veggies, that don't have such fancy prices, perhaps? Or can anyone give me some info about cold pressed coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil? Because I was thinking about bringing a few stuff with me, but the suitcase will be packed with other things, and I don't even know if people are allowed to do that. I mean if the prices are relevant to ours (here in Slovenia... since we all get quinoa or coconut oil from same countries), or not much higher than here, I will of course buy all when I arrive and won't bring food with me like an obsessed fool :).
I'm not picky, but I love to cook and love good food, and that is not neccesary to be expensive or fancy, just healthy and tasty.
Ooh, and where do they have best fish markets? :)
Uuh this is kinda long, I hope anyone reads it. But I'd be really really thankful if you did!
REGARDS FROM SLOVENIA, BY ANA
I'm going on my own to Iceland for 70 days (roughly 2 months) for tour and photography in the middle of April to about July 5th. I was thinking of renting a studio apartment in Reykjavik, which I've read could be as low as $650 per month? My plan is pretty basic, just rent an apartment for 2 months and occasionally travel by bus to destinations outside of Reykjavik. Other than that, I will probably only be spending on food. I don't drink alcohol (I'm 18) and I don't eat meat other than fish. I plan to do grocery shopping and cook my own meals with the exception of maybe buying small pastries from coffee shops.
We're just beginning to brainstorm a trip to Iceland. We would like to spend a few weeks touring in a smallish camper or motorhome. I've poked around online and found the prices for this in the summer months to be pretty outrageous (US$350-400/day). For 2-3 weeks we would be looking at something like $8000 which seems a bit excessive.
So, the question is, does anyone have experience shipping a vehicle to Iceland? We are in California, but it would be easy enough to drive to New York, or some other East Coast port. We have our own small motorhome that I doubt would fit in a container. The other option would be a full-sized van converted for camping.
And, what about importing? I wonder if it is an option to buy a van here - ship it there - spend our time traveling - and then sell it (profit or not) - and come home empty handed.
Any advice would be wonderful.
(I should add that we are two adults and three small children...)
4 family members will tour Iceland for 2 weeks in June. Car rental- 4x4 or van in order to cover most of the country? Is that true some roads are 4x4 only? If we don't rent 4x4 What do we miss? Price is a lot more! Any suggestion as to rental company? Canadian / UK driver license holder- do we require additional International driver license? Thank you!
My fiance and I are looking to go to Iceland in November 2013 for our honeymoon. I am wondering how far in advance we should book tickets to get the best price? Right now on Icelandair they are 667 round trip. I think thats a pretty good price, but I'll be kicking myself if the price drops. Any experience with that?
I'm looking to visit in September but I don't really know anything about Reykjavik apart from bits I've read online.
I'm looking at booking Reykjavik Residence Hotel, do any local people know what it is like? How far is it from the main part of town (I've checked tripadvisor but it would be nice to know what locals think).
How much money will I need for 3 nights Thurs - Sun. I'll be travelling as a couple and will want to do a few tours and go out at night for meals and drinks. I've read that alcohol is really expensive, we are in our 20's and probably drink more than we should!
Is it easy to get to and from the airport? On a Sunday also?
We are thinking of spend our Anniversary in Reykjavík, a complete strange environment to us, due to the weather, the usual beach, swiming, and side-walk cafe peopel watching activities are out.
So what can we do for 3~4 days there? We are a couple love music/arts, local gourmet eating, cafe, can any of your veterans recommend any adventures there?
We are flying from New York, good thing I heard it won't take long to be there.
Heard warm natural spring spa is pretty cool there.
We are 2 women stopping over on the way from Paris to NY.
Our flight leaves Keflavik at 17::00. Assuming we want to spend a couple of hours at the Blue Lagoon on the way out, we hope to do a little historical and/or geological sightseeing in the morning.
Years ago when I did this, there was a fascinating historical site with an underground Viking house. Does anyone know if this still exists, and where it is? It is not the Settlement, as that is a recent excavation, and I visited in 1978.
Thanks for any ideas.
a) Which month of year is best to come to Iceland to see the Northern Lights ?
b) Is renting a car and driving on my own a good idea ?
Thank you all who answers my questions.
I'll be staying in the center of Reykjavik (near Hotel Borg) and have found sites saying "take Bus S1 or S2 from the Hlemmur or Laekjertorg bus stations." I looked up the Straeto website (and various city maps), but can't find these bus stations mentioned on these sites.
Can anyone please point me in the right direction?
Thanks very much.
In regards to budgeting, I need to have an idea of how much things cost in Reykjavik. A beer, an average taxi fare, a subway or bus token (do they have a subway?), a moderately priced meal, etc.
I will be visiting in March and I have my airfare and accommodations booked so that is not an issue. I'm just wondering how much I should anticipate spending if I am there for 3-4 days.