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    • Hiking around Katla

      Iceland Aug 31, 2016 at 4:39 AM

      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?

    • Do we need snow tires from 9/17 to 10/8?

      Iceland Sep 9, 2016 at 7:09 AM

      We're driving around Iceland from 9/17 to 10/8 this year by our car.
      Do we need snow tires that time?

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      6 days trip - comment on itinerary

      Iceland Sep 20, 2016 at 4:52 AM

      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?


    • Solo trip, late September to early October

      Iceland Sep 17, 2016 at 11:40 PM

      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! :)

    • 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.

    • European Health Insurance Card

      Iceland Sep 21, 2016 at 5:56 AM

      I have heard that, though medical assistance is covered in Iceland through European Health Insurance Card, you will be charged a fixed amount with each service. Does anyone know how much is that fixed amount? Thanks for the answers.