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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2016
Iceland puchases  (8 Answers)

Is there a need to get Iceland's currency or can US dollars be spent?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2015
Where to stay in south iceland?  (4 Answers)

We are planning a trip to iceland with our two kids - ages 4 and 2.
I read up the last few days and came up with a basic itinerary that we could do,in our one week over there.

Reykjavik - 1 day
Golden Circle - 1 day
Do the ring road up to Jökulsárlón lagoon.
Keflavik or snaefellsnes if there is time.

I would like to split the trip from Reykjavik - Jökulsárlón lagoon in 2-3 days at least. That way we won't be too rushed with our kids. However I was looking for accommodations and expedia or any other major website, barely shows any hotels along the south coast. There seem to be hotels in Hella, but nothing much else.

Can anyone suggest how we do this trip? And where to stay or how to split our trip over a week? Thanks a ton!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2015
trekking in iceland  (1 Answer)

I'm travelling this august in iceland for 5 days and am interested to make a 4 day trek in thingvellir national park...
i would like too know if the is a circular route of a 4 day trek that stars and ends at the same destination...
thank you for your cooperation and hope you'll answer soon...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2015
Blue Lagoon to the town of Keflavik ..  (18 Answers)

Hello everyone !
This is my first time posting but I'd like to say thank you for all the helpfull people who's messages I've already read several times over :)

Will be going to Iceland early may for 6 days.. my itinerary is somewhat of a puzzle but i'm getting it sorted out little by little..

My question to which i've found no answers is..
On the last day we are planning : Reykjavik-Blue Lagoon-Keflavik (town, not airport)
So Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon (on saturday May 9 late afternoon) I found Fly bus or other.
But Blue Lagoon - Keflavik city is problem bus schedule stops at 3pm to keflavik.

Is it possible to take a taxi for a reasonable price from BL to Keflavik? And if so where do we get it from ?

thanks for any suggestions !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2014
Bus service Iceland  (4 Answers)

Do you know why the bus transportation in Iceland is so expensive?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2014
south and west iceland  (6 Answers)

I'm travelling to Iceland in late February for 7 days and I plan on driving from Reykjavik, up to gulfoss, and over to Vik. Is this drive feasible to do in 6 days? I plan on stopping at all the sites in between and staying my sixth night in reykjavik for the Beer Day. Also could I do this drive in a regular little car or would I need to rent a 4wd?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2014
things to do  (2 Answers)

What is the best way to adjust to the time change when we get there?? We leave US at 5 PM and arrive in rekyjavik at 630 Am the next day........We hope to sleep on the plane for the 6 hr flight but what worries me is the time change.... and only 5 hrs of daylight............. only have 3 days there ....Help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 12, 2013
Sunday In Iceland  (5 Answers)

we fly in on a Sunday. What's the best thing to try and do?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2013
4 days in Reykjavik  (9 Answers)

My husband and I, both in our early 60s, have 4 days in Reykjavik beginning July 19th. Any suggestions on day trips from Reykjavic? Is Jokulsarlon too far away for a day trip? I am a hobbyist photographer and we are looking for scenic routes and places.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2013
advice on where to base ourselves in Iceland  (5 Answers)

Hi fellow travellers, We are planning to spend a week in Iceland in late August. (British family of 4 - teenagers 15 and 19 but not interested in nightlife) We really want to hire a cottage and to stay in one place but are wondering where to base ourselves - we plan to hire a car but have no experience of four wheel driving. I was thinking of somewhere in the golden circle so we could still get to rejyavick for shopping and possibly trips but would be staying somewhere more scenic than in town. Would really appreciate recommendations of where to stay, what to see and the best places to buy good quality food in particular organic food. An indication of prices would also be very helpful


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2012
Fjaðrárgljúfur  (3 Answers)


We'll be visiting the area this summer. After some research, we've decided that a walk through/along the Fjaðrárgljúfur, is not to be missed. Direction to the canyon says: "Take road no. 1 from Selfoss direction Höfn. Just before arriving at Kirkjubæjarklaustur take exit to road no. F206 to Lakagígjar. After few minutes drive the road to Laki leads to the right. Do not take the right turn to Laki instead you should continue the drive for few more minutes until you arrive at Fjaðrárgljúfur".

My question: Can we drive this short section of F206 with a normal 2WD? No other part of our planned trip requires a 4WD.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2011
Volcanic ash in Selfoss, Iceland  (2 Answers)

Could anyone please tell me how Selfoss has been affected by the volcanic ash. We are due to travel there very soon. If our flight is not cancelled we may have to consider rescheduling the trip and any information about the conditions at the moment would be very helpful.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2011
Credit Cards in South Iceland  (6 Answers)

I have been reading that credit cards are widely used in Iceland, but is this also true away from Reykjavic? We will be only in south Iceland and wondered if the places to eat in the small villages will accept credit cards or shall we have ISK available?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2010
Accomodations in Vik  (2 Answers)

Hello, I am trying to find a place to stay in Vik, or somewhere near vik. I am going the first week of august, and have found that the mid-range places are sold out, leaving only the expensive rooms available.

Does anyone have any recommendations on where to stay in Vik?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2010
witch situation in skogar?  (1 Answer)

in august I'll go back in Iceland and I'd like to visit the museum in Skogar and Vik, but I'm not able to find infomations about the nowaday situation in that part of road 1 and in general in the south after the volcan eruption.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 30, 2010
Placea in South Iceland  (5 Answers)

I am making my web pages for my travel in Iceland. But I don't know some of the places that i have visited. I want to ask anyone can tell me where they are in South iceland?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2010
Bus trip from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Landmannalaugar  (1 Answer)

We are planning a trip to Iceland at the end of June.
Because we arrive without car, we would like to travell by bus.
We would like to take the bus trip from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Landmannalaugar, but we can't find some free double room in Kirkjubaejarklaustur
(or in the area close to road 1)for this date.
Also we can't arrive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur from Vik at 9.30 a.m.
Does anyone have advice on what will we have to do or help us to book some double
room ?
Thanks in advance for all your help and knowledge!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2010
advicees  (4 Answers)


we are planning a trip to Iceland maybe at the end of this March. What we need to know is, that what the economical situation is there at this moment, ie. how much for a lunch/beer/renting a car and stuff like that. If possible, please convert the prices for euros.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2010
Handmade Sweaters  (4 Answers)

I really want to buy a hand knit sweater while in Iceland - one made by hand, not machine. Anyone have a contact for a crafter that makes sweaters for sale? ALso, I need to bring some yarn home for friends and family. WHere is the best place to buy wool yarn? We are staying in Reykjavik, so some place near there - or accesible by bus would be prefered.
thanks -

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2010
Home Hosted Dinner  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of any home hosted dinners where we would sit down and eat dinner with a local family? We don't want to be served dinner at a bed and breakfast, or farm stay. We are looking to joining a family (and paying our share) for dinner so we could see the real Iceland. Other countries have these kind of programs, but we can't seem to find anyone offering this. We found one artist who does this regularly, but he will be out of town when we are there. Any ideas?
thanks - we will be there in March.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2009
6 days based in Reykjavik  (9 Answers)

We just grabbed an Icelandair special, and will find ourselves in Reykjavik for 6 days in March. This trip includs a Golden Circle Tour, but nothing else. Any and all suggestions for what to do for the other 5 days would be great. Should we rent a car? Can we get around by public transportaion? Anything we shouldn't miss? I know that seeing the Northern lights isn't guaranteed, but if it's clear, where is the best place for us to view them? Any suggestions for dogsledding?
Thanks in advance for all your help and knowledge!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2008
1.near KEF airport half day by car 2.Vestmannaeyjar good in Xmas  (6 Answers)

1. I will arrive KEF international airport 6am and get a rental car. My friend will arrive at 3pm in KEF. And we will go blue lagoon. So I have some quesitons:
a.) If I go blue lagoon alone from 10am ~2pm, then pick up my friend and go back lagoon until 6pm. Will I be bored? Or the lagoon is very fun and I can spend all day in it?
b.) Or should I drive to Reykjavik and take a walk in the city?
c.) Any other nearby is good to drive to for few hours?
d.) If I want to see northern light, I just find a dark place and raise my head?

2. Is Vestmannaeyjar a bad place to go in winter time? (no birds...) I will be in Reykjavik Dec 22~28. I am thinking where nearby should I drive to? Myrdalsjökull has no stable weather, tell me to check the weather with them one day before. And ski slopes near Reykjavik told me snow amount is not enough yet. Any suggesitons in Xmas? I am only sure that I will go golden cycle.

3. Will Hallgrimskirkja have special event in Xmas? There website is not english and I don't understadn.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2008
Advice on "Must See" places  (3 Answers)

We are going to have 2.5 days in the area - arriving on 20 Sept.We will be staying in Reykjavik.

????? Does anyone have advice on what will we have time to see/do??????

Happy to hire a car and drive if that will help us to get the most from our visit.

????? Any advice on the best car hire deals?????



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2008
Vatnajokull  (2 Answers)


I'm thinking of going to Vatnajokull in July. How do I get there from Reykjavik? How long is the trip by bus? I guess I'll be staying at Hofn. How much time should I spend? Also, what would the weather be like?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2008
US Travel Agency  (7 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I would like to get a phone number for travel agency in US that specializes in travel from US to Iceland. It can be located anywhere in US and has to be cheap...I just want a cheap ticket to Reykjavik, Iceland. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2008
driving in March?  (4 Answers)

Hello all,

We will be coming to Iceland for a weekend in beginning of March and would like to go on the Golden Cricle, Blue Lagoon, have some time in the city and try to hunt for northern light. We figured that it will be much cheaper to rent a car and go aroundourselves rather than taking all those tours when there will be at least 5 of us.

So my question is that what is the driving like in March? Will you still have snow by then? Is it easy to drive around? What about parking? Would that be a problem in the city?

Thanks, and I look forward to my trip in Iceland!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2007
Bike hire Reykjavik - Gullfoss  (2 Answers)

Can you recommend a bike hire place in Reykjavik? How far is it to cycle to Gullfoss? Are there any campsites on the way?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2007
Airport to Blue Lagoon  (1 Answer)

I am not confident enough to hire a car but am arriving at the airport next Thursday and was wondering if there are any bus services that go to the Blue Lagoon from the airport or how much a taxi would be?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2007
What's the name of this?  (8 Answers)

It might sound stupid, and I'm sorry if it does, but what is the bridge on the 3rd picture from "Leisure activities" of this link

I ask because I've searched for "the rift" and "Gjáin" and I haven't found that bridge anywhere else.

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2007
Seeing the northern lights in Iceland  (1 Answer)

What's the best time to visit Iceland to catch the Northern Lights but also to get enough hours of daylight to see the beautiful countryside? We had been thinking of spending New Year in Reykjavik - it sounds like fun but our priorities when visiting would be to get around and see the country rather than partying. Thanks :o)

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