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Must see places in Iceland!?

over 3 years ago about Iceland

Hey y'all.

I'm going to Iceland in September this year and I will be there for two days before flying out to Canada, however I was wandering what are the 'must see's' in Iceland!?

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    I don't think you'll find any "must see" in Iceland, but you'll find quite a few "should see" there. As some of them are closely connected to everyday life and far away from Reykjavik, these must be dropped, and it will unfortunately also be necessary to drop other due to lack of time, but it should still not be any problem about something to do.

    First: DON'T overlook the nearest village (or small town) to Keflavik airport, the village Keflavik about 3.5 miles away.From here you'll find the probably best possibilites for whale watching tours in the southern part of Iceland.. In addition you'll find a lot of trails starting in the village, e g to the nearest lighthouse several miles away. Very suitable walk for seabird watching. Overnight stay possible, contact the guesthouse by e-mail (booking (at) 1x6.is) and expect 18000-20000 ISK (1 USD = 125-130 ISK).

    From the bus station in Keflavik (village) you'll find a suitable bus connection to Reykjavik, about one hour (roundtrip about ISK 5000). Suitable places to stay: If you're requirement are "basic, but clean", contakt Gistiheimilið Hjalpædisherinn (email guesthouse(at) guesthouse.is, web page only in Islandic) and expect 16000-18000 ISK for a double. For value for money in the medium range contact Hotel Björk (Birch) at http://www.bjorkhotelreykjavik.com/ and for first-class accomodation (and tradition - the first real HOTEL in Iceland) contact Hotel Borg http://www.hotelborg.is/. Gistiheimilið and Borg is in the absolute heart of Reykjavik, Björk is 10 minutes stroll from this heart.

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    Inside Reykjavik you' should not miss out Listasafn Islands, the national gallery on the eastern bank of Tjörnin (the city pond, spoken: "Tchjoddninn"), neighter the catedral (Domkirkjan), the Parliament (Allthingi - the oldest parliament in the world) and Norræna husið. A visit to Vesterberjarlaug (few minutes from the University, in the street Hofsvallagata, outdoor pool with "heitur pottur" (littaly "hot bowls/casserolles", geotermical heathed water, always 20-30 degrees Celcius/about 70-85 degrees Farenheit, open all days 8 am - 8pm). Quite interesting when the water is considerably warmer than the air...

    Reykjavik downtown is best covered by foot, but if you want something else, bike rental at http://borgarhjol.is/english is problably the best opinion. A taxi inside Reykjavik will cost you an arm and a leg (equal to a flaggfall rate about 20 USD for only opening the door + about 10 USD/mile - at daytime!)

    Outside Reykjavik you should try to find a suitable way (no guided tours in September) to visit Gullfoss (litteraly: the Golden Waterfall) and Thingvellir (National Park, the canyon caused by separation between Eurasian and North Amercian plates, about 90 minutes drive from Reykjavik). over 3 years ago

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    I don't think you'll find any "must see" in Iceland, but you'll find quite a few "should see" there. As some of them are closely connected to everyday life and far away from Reykjavik, these must be dropped, and it will unfortunately also be necessary to drop other due to lack of time, but it should still not be any problem about something to do.

    First: DON'T overlook the nearest village (or small town) to Keflavik airport, the village Keflavik about 3.5 miles away.From here you'll find the probably best possibilites for whale watching tours in the southern part of Iceland.. In addition you'll find a lot of trails starting in the village, e g to the nearest lighthouse several miles away. Very suitable walk for seabird watching. Overnight stay possible, contact the guesthouse by e-mail (booking (at) 1x6.is) and expect 18000-20000 ISK (1 USD = 125-130 ISK).

    From the bus station in Keflavik (village) you'll find a suitable bus connection to Reykjavik, about one hour (roundtrip about ISK 5000). Suitable places to stay: If you're requirement are "basic, but clean", contakt Gistiheimilið Hjalpædisherinn (email guesthouse(at) guesthouse.is, web page only in Islandic) and expect 16000-18000 ISK for a double. For value for money in the medium range contact Hotel Björk (Birch) at http://www.bjorkhotelreykjavik.com/ and for first-class accomodation (and tradition - the first real HOTEL in Iceland) contact Hotel Borg http://www.hotelborg.is/. Gistiheimilið and Borg is in the absolute heart of Reykjavik, Björk is 10 minutes stroll from this heart. over 3 years ago

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    Inside Reykjavik you' should not miss out Listasafn Islands, the national gallery on the eastern bank of Tjörnin (the city pond, spoken: "Tchjoddninn"), neighter the catedral (Domkirkjan), the Parliament (Allthingi - the oldest parliament in the world) and Norræna husið. A visit to Vesterberjarlaug (few minutes from the University, in the street Hofsvallagata, outdoor pool with "heitur pottur" (littaly "hot bowls/casserolles", geotermical heathed water, always 20-30 degrees Celcius/about 70-85 degrees Farenheit, open all days 8 am - 8pm). Quite interesting when the water is considerably warmer than the air...

    Reykjavik downtown is best covered by foot, but if you want something else, bike rental at http://borgarhjol.is/english is problably the best opinion. A taxi inside Reykjavik will cost you an arm and a leg (equal to a flaggfall rate about 20 USD for only opening the door + about 10 USD/mile - at daytime!)

    Outside Reykjavik you should try to find a suitable way (no guided tours in September) to visit Gullfoss (litteraly: the Golden Waterfall) and Thingvellir (National Park, the canyon caused by separation between Eurasian and North Amercian plates, about 90 minutes drive from Reykjavik). over 3 years ago

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