Iceland Journals

A Week in Iceland

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A May 2013 trip to Iceland by Joy S

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Iceland Overview

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Iceland was not somewhere that was on the top of my holiday wish-list. When we noticed that a budget airline was starting to offer a service from our local airport to Reykjavik, we thought it sounded an interesting location for a week during the half-term school holidays. I must admit, I questioned the logic of this as it got closer to our departure date. We had a very cold and miserable spring in the UK, the weather forecast for Iceland was even worse. Why, I asked myself, are we not going somewhere hot and sunny and pleasant.The weather was cold, it rained a lot during our stay, but I fell in love with Iceland. It is a wonderful place, you get used to the wind and rain, there is so ...Read More

Iceland General Tips and Hints

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* We had always thought that Iceland would be an exceptionally expensive destination for a holiday. Since the collapse of its currency - the krona - in 2008, it has actually transformed from being an extremely expensive destination for a family holiday to a relatively affordable one. It is not cheap by any means, but prices are more or less on a par with the UK. If you shop around, you can find reasonably affordable accommodation and restaurants.* Iceland is a year round destination for holidays. In spring the days become much longer and culminate in the Midnight Sun - 24 hours of daylight in the height of summer. It is wonderful to go for a walk at 11.30 at night with a bright blue s...Read More

Iceland Travel Tips and Hints

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* International flights arrive into Keflavik airport - this is about 32 miles south west of Reykjavik and takes about 45 minutes to travel to the city centre from the airport. You can take a taxi into town, but it is expensive - around £70. We found a great option was to take the Flybus coach. It connects to all the flights at the airport. You buy your ticket from the desk at the main exit, it is also cheaper if you buy your return ticket at the same time. It costs £10 per person each way and is free for children under 11 years. They have a website which lists all their stops. It leaves from right in front of the terminal building and shuttles you into the Bus Terminal in Reykjavik. From here...Read More

Iceland Tips and Hints for Families

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* Iceland is a great place to bring children on holiday - we saw families there from many different countries with children of all ages. Like most Nordic countries, children are very well catered for here. Lots of attractions have free entry for children below a certain age, most places offer significant reductions. Many museums we found often had really good play areas and activities laid on for children.* There are lots of playgrounds scattered around Reykjavik, so plenty of places for children to let off a bit of steam in between all the sight seeing. There were always Icelandic children playing in them when we visited. Apparently Icelandic children are expected to spend a couple ...Read More

Dining in Iceland

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I was completely surprised by the quality, diversity and choice of restaurants available in Reykjavik, something I was really not expecting. You could almost say this was a culinary destination in itself. Food wise, there is really something for everybody, all ingredients and meals we had were superb. It is quite astounding to find this in such a remote country.It is certainly not cheap to eat out in Iceland, although if you do some research, there are more affordable (and still excellent) places in which to dine. It is probably around £25 for a main course in an average restaurant, lots of places charge much higher prices than that. I did think though, overall value for money was exc...Read More

About the Writer

Joy S

Joy S
Manchester, United Kingdom