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December 7

Staying warm in Iceland: footwear?

Heading to Copenhagen for the first week of March, and Iceland for the second week. Activities in Iceland will include a glacier walk, ice cave visit, some hiking, hopefully gazing at the Northern Lights. I’ve found some packing lists, and I’ve got my wool base layers. I’m uncertain about footwear. I would like to only bring one pair of footwear, so I’m not sure if they should be hiking boots or winter boots or...something else? I care more about being warm than about being stylish, although if there’s an option to incorporate both into one that would be great. If you have any recommendations for waterproof, windproof top layers that you’ve tried out in these conditions, I’m all ears as well. Also: can one fly with hand/foot warmers (the air-activated kind) in their carry-on?
posted by sugarbomb around Iceland at 9:21 AM - 9 answers has best

October 15

Is that a pagan circle outside Hallgrímskirkja?

Can anyone tell me what this plaque says? [more inside]
posted by Joleta around Reykjavík, Iceland at 5:18 PM - 9 answers has best

June 29

Ice, Ice, Baby.... Where might we jump in, Reykjavik?

Baby lóóóóóóóóóóóóóóves swimming! Pools and other recommendations for travel with a baby under a year old? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree around Reykjavík, Iceland at 3:45 AM - 4 answers has best

June 6

Reykjavik Restaurant Recommendations

We're leaving for vacation next Thursday and will be in Reykjavik for two days. Need a couple of restaurant recommendations for dinner for Friday and Saturday night (June 16 and 17). Casual is probably better than fancy. I am dairy-intolerant. The hot dogs are already in the plans as lunch.
posted by briank around Reykjavík, Iceland at 6:14 AM - 12 answers

May 3

where can I drive near Reykjavik

As part of an upcoming trip, I'll have a 25 hour layover in Iceland. I land at Keflavík airport at 3:30pm and leave the next day at 4:50pm. I've reserved a room for the night in Reykjavik and have rented a car. Where should I drive? Is this enough time for the Golden Circle? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia around Iceland at 1:32 PM - 9 answers

April 22

Iceland without renting a car?

Did you go to Iceland without renting a car? If so...did you feel your trip was limited by not having a car? Or dId you find other ways to get to awesome places? [more inside]
posted by flourpot around Iceland at 10:37 PM - 12 answers

April 7

Recommendation on whether to purchase a GoPro for Iceland trip?

Should I purchase a GoPro for an Iceland trip? [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 around Iceland at 10:25 AM - 12 answers

March 28

Where to eat/what to do in Iceland?

So my dear friend is heading to Iceland next week for a week. Staying in an Air BnB outside of reykjavik. She will have a rental car for half a week. Where should she go? Where should she eat? What is she do? No food restrictions. Both adventurous hikers and eaters.
posted by Suffocating Kitty around Reykjavík, Iceland at 4:00 PM - 14 answers has best

March 9

Two Days In Iceland

Our summer vacation this year is taking us to Amsterdam by way of Iceland thanks to the cheap airfare packages Icelandair runs out of Logan Airport. We will have two days to spend in Iceland before continuing on to our final destination. Help us figure out what we can realistically fit in to that all-too-brief window. [more inside]
posted by briank around Iceland at 7:17 AM - 16 answers has best

August 31, 2016

Making the most of one day in Iceland

We have a one full day stopover in Iceland on our way from Montreal to Spain. We are arriving late on a Monday night and leave again relatively early on a Wednesday morning. [more inside]
posted by 256 around Iceland at 3:47 PM - 13 answers

July 31, 2016

Addressing mail to a Icelandic hotel guest who hasn't arrived yet

The hotel in Iceland where we are staying will hold mail that arrives before we do. How should I tell people to address the envelopes? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr around Reykjavík, Iceland at 1:56 PM - 8 answers

July 21, 2016

Iceland - campervan recommendations

We want to go to Iceland late August/early September. We've never camped, or vanned, much less campervanned, but it sounds like an adventure! Now seeking advice from Iceland holiday veterans, van connoisseurs and fellow travelers. [more inside]
posted by harujion around Iceland at 5:25 AM - 6 answers has best

June 30, 2016

Things to do in Reykjavik when you're too early for check-in

As seems to be the trend around here, my wife and I will visit Reykjavik in October. However, our flight gets in to Keflavik very early. Any suggestions for entertainment in the mean time? Additional questions inside. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr around Reykjavík, Iceland at 3:50 PM - 7 answers

June 20, 2016

Strolling in Iceland: looking for short, flat, remote, and scenic trails

We are a small group of photographers spending 2 weeks in Iceland. For us, somewhere that feels remote is way more appealing than checking off the can’t-miss attractions alongside everybody else. However, this is in conflict with our hiking ability: the group can handle moderately rough trails (no scrambling, but some loose rocks are fine), we are probably OK with up to 2km round-trip per hike, but hills are a problem (please, no more than 30m elevation change.) Just like everybody else, we’re driving all around the island, including the westfjords, and have a (questionable) 4x4. [more inside]
posted by Metasyntactic around Iceland at 7:51 PM - 1 answer

April 20, 2016

Iceland vacation plans a bit amiss - help!

When there seemed to be an endless supply of RV's/motor homes for rent my week in Iceland yesterday, I bought my air tix from the US. Today though things seem to have dried up and I'm being offered only trailers mounted on an F-150, which might work if I have to. Plan was to drive around Ring Road etc. and since we're obviously late for this summer, figured that would save the trouble of endless hotel reservations and disappointments. Any MeFites have any suggestions to save my trip?
posted by VeniceGlass around Iceland at 10:56 AM - 4 answers

January 31, 2016

Iceland at summer's end?

I will be in Iceland from August 25-September 2nd this year. So far all I have booked are my plane tickets and two nights in a youth hostel in Reykjavik to start off the trip. What should I do? What are some places that are must sees? [more inside]
posted by aspenkf around Iceland at 3:43 PM - 15 answers

January 21, 2016

Iceland vaction this summer - camping, RV or hotel/hostel? Or tour bus?

Looking for tips on which would be the best way to see most if not all of the natural wonders on a sorta cheap budget. Which way to the Bjork statue? [more inside]
posted by kilohertz around Iceland at 4:35 PM - 3 answers

November 4, 2015

Iceland: specific question about transport, car hire & campers.

I know there have been lots of Iceland questions, but I am specifically trying to decide how much I'll regret not hiring a 4x4, and whether a 4x4 camper van would be worth it, given the only ones you seem to be able to get are really basic car-sleeping models, not motorhomes. [more inside]
posted by AFII around Iceland at 7:27 AM - 5 answers has best

November 1, 2015

Best or cheapest horseback riding in Iceland

My girlfriend and I are experienced riders but do not want to spend over $100 for a couple of hours for a tour. Are there any cheaper services or ones that you have experience that are worth that amount? [more inside]
posted by senterstyle around Iceland at 8:14 PM - 3 answers has best

October 15, 2015

Iceland decisions: ice cave or glacier?

My friends and I will be in Iceland for four days in late December. The plan is to start in Reykjavik on our first day and to end at the Blue Lagoon on the last day. Now we're trying to decide what to do with our free time. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd around Iceland at 11:58 PM - 13 answers has best