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    • Road trip in October with two Kids.

      Iceland 9 hours ago

      Hi all,
      We are planning on travelling all the way around Iceland in October next year with our two kids. At that time they will be 3 and 6 years old. We almost haven't been able to find anyone who has experience with travelling with kids in Iceland, so we hope that some of you has got some insight.

      We are planning to do the ring road in 30 days, so we have LOTS of time, which we find important because we will make a lot of stops because of the kids, and also because of the unpredictable autumn weather. So we are in no hurry, and will have time to wait for better weather and road conditions along the way.

      We hope to rent a 4WD camper jeep so that we will be able to sleep in the car at campsites. Our questions are:
      - Will it be fine to sleep in the car, if it has got a heating system for the night times, or will it still be too cold?
      - We know that a lot of campsites will be closed, but does this mean, that we won't be able to park there, or can we park the car in the area for the night anyway (even though all the campsite's services has shut down)?.

      - Does anyone have experience with travelling the ring road with young kids? Any tips or recommendations will be much appreciated.

      Thanks :)

    • Sim Card for my US phone?

      Iceland Oct 14, 2016 at 12:06 PM

      Hello all,

      So my trip is fat approaching and I just remembered that I need to figure out a phone while in Iceland. I was thinking of either (a) getting new SIM card for my phone, or (b) trying to find a 4g wifi unit. I like the idea of the wifi unit just because it allows me to continue to use my regular phone number... making it easier for those form home to get in touch if needed. But, it appears that companies such as Trawire don't have anything available for my dates. So, where might I find a SIM card that I might be able to use for data, and for moderately priced calls home?

    • Iceland in Late October?

      Iceland Sep 26, 2016 at 8:32 PM

      Hello all,

      I have just stumbled across this fantastic board and am excited to read pages and pages of posts while I research!

      It looks like I may be taking a solo journey to Iceland towards the end of October (around the 18th or so for about a week). I know that I'm pretty far into the shoulder season, but I was hoping to drive the ring road (or at least a good portion of it, as I know it is recommended to take longer). My main goal will be to just be out on the road driving, seeing Iceland, and filling up as many memory cards as I can. Unfortunately, my budget precludes group tours so I'll just have to see what is there on my own! I'm hoping that there may be some fall colors in the ground cover to bring a different look to my images as well. So maybe some clear nights, maybe some fall colors, but hopefully some solitude and travel.

      With that in mind, are there any specific things I should be aware of? I'm generally a camping type of person, but realize that that is most likely not an option at that time of year. Might it be best to find hostels? Are many hostels open at that time of year? I'm a confident winter driver here in the States but realize that winter in Iceland is a different beast all together. Between possibility of snow and high winds, are there areas that you might suggest I avoid?

      Any tips, pointers, thoughts, links to threads I may have overlooked would be much appreciated! Thanks.

    • acrylic mirror

      Akureyri Jul 9, 2015 at 9:04 AM

      hi there, i am an artist being a resident here for a month an want to do an installation with acrylic mirrors.
      but i dont know where to buy that in akureyri.... does anyone have an idea?
      i really have no clue! it would be great, if anyone could help!!!
      thank you!

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2015 at 2:57 PM
    • Name of Sweater Shop

      Akureyri Jul 14, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      I was in Aukureyri in May and purchased a sweater at a shop that was to be mailed to me. The name is something like Anna Hanna in it. It is on the main street. Need to find the correct name and telephone number as I have never received the sweater. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

      1 Answer Jul 15, 2014 at 12:05 AM
    • Akureri airport to bus station

      Akureyri May 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Where do i find time table/schedules for public transport to be taken from Akuyeri airport to bus station which go to olalsfiordur?

      6 Answers May 2, 2014 at 1:38 PM
    • Local tours in Akureyri

      Akureyri Dec 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I will be in Akureyri for 2 days and 2 nights. One Northern Lights tour is included in my Icelandair package. Should I prebook other tours or wait until we are there? I really hope to see the N Lights.

      5 Answers Dec 31, 2013 at 8:46 AM
    • Akuyeri to Dalvik

      Akureyri Oct 26, 2013 at 7:14 AM

      Where do i find time table/schedules for public transport to be taken from Akuyeri to Dalvik and back?

      4 Answers Oct 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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      Looking for delicious lundi

      Akureyri Dec 26, 2011 at 5:30 AM

      Hi friends,

      in summer 2012 I visit Akureyri on the 4th of July. Last time I was there was in 1992. But now I want to taste lundi.
      Is there any restaurant to get it?


      1 Answer Dec 26, 2011 at 12:32 PM
    • 7.00-16.00 from cruise ship.

      Akureyri Apr 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM

      As only got this short amount of time Im quite scared to book one of the icelandic tour opporators in case they do not get me back in time to catch the ship. Does anyone have any experiences of this, be it good or bad?. Basically the ships tours are very expensive but the ship will not leave without them. Thank you for any advice you can give me.

      2 Answers Apr 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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      Taxi or mini bus in Akureyri

      Akureyri Jul 23, 2009 at 7:12 AM

      Arriving there by cruise ship on 7th August 2009

      Are there taxis or mini buses at the docks?

      There are 7 of us and want to hire a mini bus for the day to go to Myvatn and Namaskard

      Anywhere else worth visiting?

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    • help in akureyi (and iceland)

      Akureyri Jul 1, 2009 at 11:56 AM

      hi--visiting akureyi on cruise ship--there 7am to 4pm--how can we see myvatn and godafoss on our own--ship trips so expensive--we also visit grundarfjordur, isafjordur, seydisfjordur and reykjavik , so i'd welcome anny don't miss suggestions, since we'll have 7 or so hours in each port--thanks--pammywb

      7 Answers Jul 6, 2009 at 6:28 PM
    • One day in Akureyri off a cruise ship in August

      Akureyri Feb 17, 2009 at 2:34 PM

      Would you suggest a tour to Myvatn area or a day in the city with 7AM to 3Pm the time available? Also, is the town close to the port so walking is possible? If not, what means of transportation are available? Thanks.

      5 Answers Jul 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM
    • Akureyri nightlife

      Akureyri Jun 23, 2003 at 11:15 AM

      I will be traveling to Akureyri this summer for the first time. I will be there in late July, for a Wednesday and Thursday night. I was wondering if anyone could recommend bars/clubs that might have people on those midweek nights. I have been to Reykjavik before. Will young people in Akureyri speak English, like people in Reykjavik (we never had a problem with language there)? Thanks very much. David

      3 Answers Feb 16, 2005 at 2:44 PM