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June 28

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

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

May 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 16, 2013

I'm planning a trip to Iceland, probably for May, and a friend has expressed interest in coming along. I'm a bit worried ... [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend around Iceland at 11:13 AM - 21 answers

November 6, 2012

Touring Iceland in March: bad idea? [more inside]
posted by eugenen around Iceland at 5:51 PM - 11 answers has best

August 12, 2012

Do you speak icelandic? If so, you could really help us out! [more inside]
posted by crapples around Iceland at 1:41 PM - 11 answers has best

July 13, 2012

Iceland: Renting cars in Iceland is EXPENSIVE! My family is only going to be there for two days - five of us. What's the best way to get around? [more inside]
posted by crapples around Iceland at 8:48 AM - 14 answers

June 2, 2012

Road tripping around Iceland in August. I am very on the fence about booking a dive trip in the Silfra fissure. Would love to hear from people that did it. [more inside]
posted by corn_bread around Iceland at 7:11 AM - 1 answer

June 1, 2012

Four days free next week in Reykjavik. What to see and do? Love to get out into the mountains and glaciers, but also city things. Catch: no car. [more inside]
posted by matthewr around Iceland at 4:08 PM - 9 answers has best

May 22, 2012

I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights, so my boyfriend and I booked a package through IcelandAir for the end of October*. We're spending two nights Reykjavik and two Akureyri. What might we need to know or want to do that a guide book might not mention? With what seems like so much to see in a short amount of time, what's not to be missed? [more inside]
posted by amarynth around Iceland at 8:44 AM - 8 answers has best

March 30, 2012

Planning on going to Iceland this July. I'm looking for advice on must-see/do thing during this time of year in Iceland. Also, suggestions for incredibly amazing/maybe even life-changing music and art festivals during the summer there? [more inside]
posted by corn_bread around Iceland at 4:18 PM - 9 answers

January 27, 2012

I asked this question a week ago and thanks to the wonderful answers I'm taking my girlfriend to Iceland for her birthday from February 10-15! We're both excited, but I'd love some more suggestions as to how best to fill our time in Iceland... [more inside]
posted by slide around Iceland at 4:32 PM - 15 answers

September 18, 2011

I'll be heading to Iceland Airwaves next month in Reykjavik. I've never been to the country or festival before, and would love to know/meet a few kindly people to enjoy my time with. Where would you suggest meeting them, either during or in advance of my trip? Other tips for Icelandic tourism are welcome as well.
posted by Mr C around Reykjavik, Iceland at 4:13 PM - 6 answers

May 22, 2011

What are the odds that yesterday's volcano eruption in Reykyavik has nixed my Iceland Air flight 6 days from now? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos around Reykjavik, Iceland at 6:34 AM - 17 answers