Four days in Iceland from Friday: me and my girlfriend are travel writers and will eventually do a write up of the hotel, restaurants and attractions we visit. How can we best stray off the beaten path in only FOUR days? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Feb 18, 2008 -
In 1895 a Scottish printer by the name of James B. Ferguson introduced Icelanders to football (soccer) and gymnastics. Is there any way to find out what happened to Ferguson after he left Iceland in 1896? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Jan 7, 2008 -
I read in the Wall Street Journal this weekend that Iceland's Central Bank raised interest rates...to 13.75 percent! Can I move my money to Reykjavik? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler
on Nov 6, 2007 -
Where can I buy Icelandic dried fish jerky (Harðfiskur) in the US or Canada? And, if I like fish jerky, what other yummy but unusual preserved foods should I try? [more inside]
posted by Forktine
on Sep 6, 2007 -
Has anyone taken an extended (one month+) trip to Iceland? What was your budget and what did you do? [more inside]
posted by jacob
on Aug 14, 2007 -
On Friday on NPR a European banker was talking about "sub-prime countries" and mentioned Iceland in a list that included, for instance, the countries of E. Europe. I wasn't surprised about the latter, but thought it was interesting that Iceland got this designation. Can anyone explain to me the Iceland economy (in broad strokes) and why it might be considered "sub-prime"? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Aug 13, 2007 -
One of my favorite books is a collection called _The Sagas of Icelanders_. The cover is here
. There is a beautiful embossed set of work on the cover which i'd like more information about (i'm considering a design along these lines for a tattoo) and i'd also like more information on the design/carving of the (sword hilt, walking stick, etc) shown on the cover. There appears to be no information about either in the book.
posted by arimathea
on Jun 2, 2007 -
I've looked at most of the ask mefi questions on Iceland, but would anyone have good suggestions for reliable tour guides in Reykjavik? My family and I are going for four days, and we want to make the most of our trip without worrying about getting place to place. I'm not a big fan of tour groups, but I also don't want to do the legwork for finding out where everything is and how to get there.
posted by akka
on Apr 6, 2007 -
Where can a tourist see active lava in Iceland or Hawaii?
posted by king walnut
on Apr 2, 2007 -
I would like to find out about good providers of photography tours and/or travel-based photography workshops abroad. Preferably, the workshops should be pitched at the level of an intermediate photographer. [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Dec 27, 2006 -
I am thinking of visiting Iceland. Due to job assignments, I go to Finland a lot and usually have some free days I could use for travelling. Is it worth the trip? What is there to do besides dodging Bjork's music as much as I can? Last, but not least: I really need tips on the cheapest flights available, from Helsinki to Reykjavik.
posted by dcrocha
on Dec 6, 2006 -
Can you recommend a car rental firm in Iceland? (Or have you travelled around Iceland using public transit? In February? How'd it work out for you?) [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Dec 5, 2006 -
I'm going to visit Iceland for the Sugarcubes concert this Friday. I'm looking for some recommendations for the rest of my stay in Iceland until Sunday afternoon. Definitely would like to see the Blue Lagoon, but not sure what else and how to get there in the first place. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
posted by oferhalevi
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Met an Icelandic pixie in a bar; she disappeared in a puff of twinkly frost. I need you to help me spell her name. She went by "Anna" (so did her equally tall, equally blonde Icelandic friend!) but her full name was pronounced something like: Beern-Ana. Ok, so...who's got a clue as to how that's spelled? [more inside]
posted by snortlebort
on Aug 31, 2006 -
I'm planning on moving to Iceland in a few years (once I get school out of the way), and the biggest obstacle right now is learning Icelandic. [more inside]
posted by p3on
on Feb 25, 2006 -
LastMinuteTripFilter: What should i do in Reykjavík, Iceland for new years eve? [more inside]
posted by jba
on Dec 27, 2005 -
I got a parking ticket on a rental car in Reykjavik, Iceland recently (meter expired.) I'm back in the US now. The ticket is all in Icelandic (but there is a web address
) and I don't see any obvious location for a credit card # or really anything to make heads or tails of it. How do I pay it? [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Oct 13, 2005 -
I'm interested to find out if there are any (a) streaming radio stations or (b) mp3 blogs that focus on Icelandic music. [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Jun 20, 2005 -
I'm looking for good media resources (especially books) on the lands of the midnight sun (and ?daytime darkness?). Works that cover sociology, culture, work habits, sleep habits and other interesting aspects and adaptations of people living in such conditions.
posted by daksya
on Jun 13, 2005 -
We're planning a family trip to Iceland in June (3 adventurous kids 3 to 8 yrs). Any suggestions on how to spend a week?
posted by vega5960
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I'd like to register an ".is" domain. I have no connection to Iceland - I just really like a particular domain name. Is this possible? If so, where can I host it?
posted by letitrain
on Mar 7, 2005 -
Last year, a friend of mine went to Iceland where she spent a night bar-hopping with expat friends. While she was heading for the ladies' room, an Icelandic woman came up to her and proposed that they go together. My friend refused (she'd been hit on several times already and the atmosphere was rather hot) and later asked her friends about the incident: she was told that going to the lavatories in pairs was a local custom of Icelandic girls, but that she would have to accept the next proposal to find out what was actually going on down there. Of course, her friends may have just been pulling her leg, but she's still curious as she'll be back in Iceland this year... Any (girl, Icelandic) mefite with a clue to that mystery?
posted by elgilito
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I'm having to take an emergency holiday to iceland. I've got some ideas for things to do but further recommendations would be warmly recieved. [more inside]
posted by biffa
on Sep 13, 2004 -