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July 23

Iceland with young boys over Christmas

My family is going to Iceland over Christmas vacation! Yay! But.. well, the reasons are mostly "it's cheap to get to" and "it's different than anywhere we've ever been" and "it's time the kids start learning how much bigger the world is than the United States". Are we insane? [more inside]
posted by DoubtingThomas around Iceland at 7:13 PM - 7 answers

July 2

Iceland adventures via campervan

I've never been inside a campervan and I've only been inside a tent once. Despite this, I will be traveling via a campervan around Iceland in September. Any advice for campveran-ing in general and specifically, Iceland? I'd like to not die. [more inside]
posted by inevitability around Iceland at 9:02 AM - 10 answers has best

May 22

Iceland/Amsterdam Adventures

looking for itinerary help... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy around Iceland at 3:35 PM - 12 answers has best

March 9

Am I converting USD to Icelandic dollars correctly?

This is probably a dumb question, what with all the converters available online, but I'm actually confused. [more inside]
posted by rancher around Iceland at 2:45 AM - 2 answers

February 16

A Month in Reykjavik

I will be in Reykjavik, Iceland, to study during the month of March. Please help me anticipate what daily life will be like there. I'd like to anticipate my culture shock (if any) before I go. [more inside]
posted by ADave around Reykjavik, Iceland at 9:20 AM - 10 answers has best

December 25, 2014

Which prepaid smartphone should I get for international travel?

I'm planning my first (and hopefully not last) international vacation and I'd like to get a smartphone for traveling that can be used on a prepaid basis for both voice and data. When not traveling it will not be used as a phone, although I'd still like it to perform double duty as a mp3/move player at home. Home is the united states and travel will be to Iceland (and beyond). [more inside]
posted by waxboy around Reykjavik, Iceland at 8:19 PM - 8 answers

December 23, 2014

Where's Rick's Cafe?

I'm in Reykjavik for Christmas! But what should I do? [more inside]
posted by iNeas around Reykjavik, Iceland at 12:03 PM - 3 answers

December 19, 2014

Reykjavik, Iceland for 24 hours

I'm going to London in early February for work and thinking of taking advantage of the fact that Icelandair doesn't charge extra for stopovers in Reykjavik. Would this be worth doing in early February for 24 hours on a pretty small budget, and on a Sunday? [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Reykjavik, Iceland at 5:13 AM - 9 answers

December 17, 2014

How to spend National Day in Iceland?

We (2 adults, 2 kids) will be in Iceland over National Day (June 17th). Before we found out that we would be there for National Day, we had planned on leaving Reykjavik to drive the Ring Road on the 17th. Now that we know about National Day, should we stay in Reykjavik one more day to experience National Day there? Or is National Day better experienced in a smaller town? We are open to anything, but just want to really experience Iceland.
posted by Mrs. Green around Iceland at 4:52 AM - 3 answers

December 16, 2014

Iceland for a few hours. What should I do?

I will have a nine hour layover in Iceland. Are there any must-do items I can do in this amount of time? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus around Iceland at 6:22 AM - 7 answers

July 21, 2014

No, really, what can we expect and what should we do in Iceland?

I'm visiting Iceland with my husband, his parents, my sister in law, and her husband. We're excited but my husband and I are wondering what we can actually expect and what we should do while we're there. [more inside]
posted by kat518 around Iceland at 8:47 AM - 15 answers

June 28, 2014

Do I need to book in advance in Iceland?

My friend and I are driving the Iceland Ring Road the first two weeks of August. Should I book accommodations in advance? Or would it be OK to book along the way (or just show up at places). [more inside]
posted by Geppp around Iceland at 12:55 PM - 5 answers

May 31, 2014

1 woman + 1 island + 10 days = 1 bag?

Hello, efficient international travelers! I'll be in Reykjavik for 10 days this July and am hoping to do carry-on only (from the US). Given the changeable temps and varied activities I have planned (whale watching, guided horseback riding, museum visits and shopping, light hikes in the Golden Circle and dancing as much as I can) this should be do-able, right? I don't mind washing things in the sink at night or re-wearing jackets, etc., but do you have packing tips or experience to share? Oh and if I can add an addendum in - do people still use Traveler's Checks? Last time I was abroad they were very helpful in setting a daily cash budget but that was more than a few years ago. TIA!
posted by PaulaSchultz around Reykjavik, Iceland at 8:21 AM - 20 answers has best

May 6, 2014

Eurovision in Iceland?

I'm going to be flying in to Reykjavik Saturday morning. Where's a good place for us to watch the Eurovision 2014 finals? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse around Reykjavik, Iceland at 6:33 PM - 1 answer

February 23, 2014

Iceland, best time to visit and some other questions

I'm considering going to Iceland this summer and I have a few questions that haven't exactly been answered in the other threads and/or the the rest of the internet. For background, I'm traveling alone, planning on staying a week to ten days, and I'll be renting a vehicle. [more inside]
posted by buttercup around Iceland at 9:12 PM - 6 answers

December 6, 2013

Recommendations for non-group non-driver Iceland stuff to do

Mr LyzzyBee and I will be honeymooning in Iceland, probably in June, as we found out that the buses don't run until then. We will be there for a week to 10 days. Special snowflake details: (1) We don't drive, so we won't be hiring a car. Much information assumes we are doing that. (2) We are on our honeymoon, so we don't want to go on a week-long trip with other people! [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee around Iceland at 1:09 AM - 10 answers

November 12, 2013

Iceland in the winter

Three friends and I semi-impulse bought tickets to go to Iceland in a month (December 4-8) -- what should we try to do in the short time we're there? Winter-specific suggestions most welcome! [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia around Iceland at 7:23 AM - 6 answers has best

September 25, 2013

10 Hour Layover in Reykjavik - Enough time for downtown and Blue Lagoon?

I've got a layover in Reykjavik Keflavik next month that lasts just over 10 hours. I definitely want to check out Blue Lagoon, but will I have time to go into town and stroll around there briefly too? [more inside]
posted by the other side around Reykjavik, Iceland at 7:50 AM - 13 answers has best

June 25, 2013

Prepaid (micro-)SIM cards (with data) for Iceland

I'm going to Iceland for a few days soon, and am looking for a prepaid local SIM card to put in my iPhone 4S. It has to be a micro-SIM (though they can be cut down to that size) and to have a data allowance (I'll only be there for a few days so it doesn't need to be huge; I intend to use it for basic things like ). (It staying alive after I go back to the UK would be a nice feature, as I'll be back in Iceland again.) Is there a local mobile phone company who have a recommended prepaid SIM-only package, and if so, where in Reykjavík could I pick one up?
posted by acb around Iceland at 7:12 AM - 3 answers

January 21, 2013

Heading to Iceland with an infant

My wife and I are thinking of heading to Iceland for our summer vacation. This year will be a little different as we will be traveling with our 14month old. Since are on the East Coast the flight to Iceland is reasonably quick and Iceland is quicker than some domestic locations We hope to rent a house in the south eastern part of Iceland in late May or early June. We will use the house as our base and do some small day trips from there. Our only goal for the vacation is to enjoy the scenery and see a few things. We are going to travel light and purchase most food and diapers there. Any hints, tips, and tricks traveling to Iceland with an infant. What can we expect in terms of availability of conventional baby foods and diapers? Anything else we should know?
posted by burlsube around Iceland at 5:06 PM - 10 answers