Can someone tell me if there is a beach close to Reykjavik where you can swim with ice. We don't have enough time to travel to Jokulsarlon. I am a keen winter swimmer and would like to experience this aspect of Iceland. I have read about nauthólsvík beach - is there ice there in Winter?
1) Where is the best area to see the bright blue ice caves in Iceland in mid to late December? How long would it take to drive from Reykjavik to that area this time of year one way???
2) Do you have to hire a guide/do a tour to see them?
3) Is there anywhere close to this area to do a day ice climbing trip as well?
4) Any other tips?
We are traveling to Iceland around the end of september, and we planned on hiking for a week. Our route is close to the Katla vulcan. Does anyone know if the route around the vulcan is still accessible because of the chances of an eruption?
Uses rental car - last week of October '16:
Day 1 - Land in Iceland and night stay
Day 2 - Keflavik to Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls, Reynisfjara and stay at Kirkjubæjarklaustur lodge
Day 3 - Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Jokulsarlon, Staftafell, hike to Skaftafellsjökull glacier and stay at Kirkjubæjarklaustur lodge
Day 4 - Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Skógafoss, Gulfoss waterfall, Strokkur Geysir and stay at Selfoss lodge
Day 5 - To Þingvellir National Park, Reykjavik and stay at Keflavik
Day 6 - Leave Iceland
Questions: 1) Weather is the one everyone scares us. Can the above itinerary achievable and what are the risks?
2) Food costs and availability of vegetarian also is one we are afraid of and trying to do some good planning - any advise
3) Petrol and Diesel availability - considering the above itinerary maximum travel we will do will be around 350 km in a day - hoping we are not going to hit an issue - any precautions?
4) We want to see Northern lights - read somewhere it comes only after 10pm till early morning - will it come earlier?
5) I am travelling with my wife and 2 children (aged 11 and 7) - is the trip looking too aggressive to cover?
I am coming to Iceland (4th time) for Jólaþorpið í Hafnarfirði. I would like to visit all of the public pools (17) in the capitol area. I have already been to Vesturbæjarlaug and Laugardalslaug. If my idea does not work out which pools can I miss? and which pools must I visit? Klébergslaug, Varmárlaug, Lágafellslaug, Grafarvogslaug, Árbæjarlaug, Breiðholtslaug, Salalaug, Ásvallalaug, Suðurbæjarlaug, Sundhöll Hafnarfjarðar, Ásgarðslaug Garðabæ, Sundlaug Kópavogs, Álftaneslaug, Seltjarnarneslaug, and Sundhöll Reykjavíkur. By visiting the pools I will see different areas and see more residents than tourists.
Since I will be visiting Hafnarfirðar, those pools and the ones on the #1 bus line are almost certain.
Hi guys! I'm planning to make a solo trip to Iceland mainly for landscape photography and sightseeing & I was just wondering if it was a good idea to do so. I'm thinking of renting a camper van to sleep in, and visiting grocery stores for my meals. I'm also curious on how would I best handle my toilet/shower needs? Any help & additional information would be greatly appreciated! :)
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