A February 2005 trip
to Reykjavik by NCHammerhead
Quote: A journal of our trip to Reykjavik, Iceland: the places we went, the things we saw, and the activities we did.
We were on the third floor and were kept up one night by a live band playing at some event on the first floor. I recommend trying to get a higher floor.
The hotel's daily breakfast buffet was very complete, offering fruit, meat and cheese, croissants and pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, a variety of cereals, and more. You can also help yourself to a healthy glass of cod-liver oil, though I didn't choose to do so. NOTE: the breakfast buffet is not included on your day of arrival. We walked about a block to a convenience store to get something to eat after we arrived.
Transfers to and from the airport were easy through Reykjavik Excursions, and the room was ready for us when we arrived at 8am amidst a large group of other tourists. All of our excursions picked us up and dropped us off at the lobby.
The hotel staff was competent and efficient, though not overly friendly or overly knowledgeable. We didn't get a chance to check out the spa, but we did use the business center on the second floor to check in for our return flight and print our boarding passes, which saved a lot of time on our last day. On our next trip to Iceland, we will more than likely stay at Nordica again.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2005
Nordica Hotel, Sudurlandsbraut 2
Reykjavik, Iceland 108
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2005
Reykjavik, Iceland 101
Attraction | "Gullfoss-Geysir Direct Tour"
This journal is incomplete. It is still a work in progress.
Attraction | "Blue Lagoon"
On the way back to the hotel, the bus stopped to look for the Northern Lights, but unfortunately, they weren't visible. We also booked a second visit on our last day in Iceland. After some relaxing time in the lagoon and a quick bite from the cafeteria, we departed, and the tour bus delivered us to Keflavik Airport in plenty of time for our flight. It was a great way to relax before a long flight back to the U.S. [NOTE: You can stow your clothes and personal items in a secure locker and rent towels, robes, and swimsuits if you need them.]
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2005
Blue Lagoon (Geothermal Spa)
Grindavik lava field, Reykjanes Peninsula
After the ride, we were served a small buffet lunch at the Riding Center, consisting of chicken, corn, salad and soup.
Ishetar Riding Center (www.ishestar.is)(+354-555-7000)
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 20, 2005
Lava Tour Horseback Riding
Ishestar Riding Center, Sorlaskeid 26
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