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March 9, 2017

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

September 23, 2015

Ultra cheap bedding in Reykjavík?

We will be car camping in Iceland in a few weeks, we have rented a car already but need to source the cheapest possible (ideally secondhand) duvets, blankets and pillows as we're liable to need lots, and will have to leave them behind. Where can we pick bedding up for the lowest possible price in (midweek) Reykjavík? Alternatively is there anywhere we could get bargain sleeping bags?
posted by tzb around Iceland at 12:19 PM - 5 answers

July 23, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

Iceland/Amsterdam Adventures

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

March 9, 2015

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, 2015

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 - 9 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