A European island country in the Atlantic ocean, Half way between Great Britain and Greenland.

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Travelling around Iceland in mid November

I am a great chess fan and this November the European Team Championship is taking place in Reykjavik. I've been wanting to visit Iceland for a while and this seems like quite a good oportunity to me. ...
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Driving in Iceland: a good idea?

For this summer I am thinking about going to Iceland. I would like to fly to Reykjavik, spend some days there, then rent a car, travel around the island and then fly back home. Now I have a few ...
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Direct travel from Dublin to Reykjavik

I'm planning to visit Reykjavik from Dublin some time near Christmas. Apparently there is no direct flight from Dublin. Since I'm not Irish National, I cannot travel through any other place other than ...
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How close can one get to Eldborg with public transportation?

Eldborg is a volcanic crater in Western Iceland. Is it possible to reach the crater by public transportation? Or what is the closest one can get using public transportation (probably bus)?
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Is a visa required for travel to Iceland if I have the EU Blue Card?

I have a blue card from Germany but I am a non-EU citizen (India, to be precise). I'm planning to travel to Iceland in the summer for a few days. Will I need a visa to be able to enter Germany? If ...
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Reykjavik cars or Reykjavik Rent-a-car [closed]

After reading few forums, I decided to rent a car from Reykjavik cars but then I realized that there are two separate companies with the similar name. Is there a preference between these two? Is ...
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Insurance required while renting a car in Iceland [closed]

I'm planning to rent a SUV from Reykjavik cars from Iceland but confused with many options for insurance. Can you please suggest, what are the insurance policies do I do need to take to avoid any ...
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Would you recommend driving or taking a tour bus in Iceland? [closed]

I'm travelling around 1st week of July to Reykjavik, Iceland. I'll be there with my family for about four days. We're good drivers in US. However, not sure if I should be renting and driving a car in ...
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Minimum time between international-international connection in JFK?

I will be traveling to Iceland in September from Latin America and will be arriving to JFK before embarking through IcelandAir at ~8:40, the two options that I have for that day arrive either at 2:10 ...
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Why is renting a car so expensive in Iceland?

I have booked a flight to Iceland. We (me and three friends) have planned to travel through Iceland by car. However, I'm shocked by the prices. In the Netherlands, at companies like Europcar and ...
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Should I expect þingvellir to be snowcovered early May?

I will have a 72 hour layover on Iceland 1–4 May, and I will happen to have my bicycle with me. I am considering to go on a cycling trip to þingvellir and some other places. However, I'm unsure ...
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Reliable Android app for GPS without internet connection [closed]

I am travelling to Iceland soon, and just found out that my Garmin GPS does not give directions in Iceland. I know that I will have plenty of locations with Wifi during my vacation, but this will not ...
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Driving time around Iceland

Hi I am going to Iceland the second week of May and was thinking of driving. I would like to have my route down but haven't been able to find anything that gives exact driving directions And duration ...
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Iceland in March [closed]

I want to go to Iceland during my spring break next year, but there isn't a lot of information on what trails are open for a multi-day hike. What is the best way (and how much am I looking at) for ...
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Traveling to Iceland with a US Passport

I'm heading to Europe this summer, and I'm flying El Cheapo Airlines. However, I have an 8 hour layover in the airport near Reykjavik. Free trip to Iceland? Count me in! Can I leave and return to ...
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As a UK passport holder do I need to get a Schengen Visa for Iceland for a 4 day holiday?

According to http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/consular-services/visas/ people in the UK need to apply to the Danish embassy to get a Schengen visa. However on ...
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How can I get to Iceland on a cargo ship?

Planning a low budget and environment friendly trip to Iceland from Helsinki, Finland next summer for me and my friend. Haven't been able to find relevant information on possibility for cargo travel ...
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Hiking around Iceland: Trails or walking on the ring road?

What options are available to hike around Iceland? Other questions address camping but are there marked trails on some or all of the way? Is walking on the ring road allowed at all and is it ...
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Cellular Internet in Iceland?

Is it possible to purchase a pre-paid SIM card that with cellular Internet access in Iceland ? If so, in what parts of Iceland can I expect coverage ?
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How long does it take to get from Reykjavik to Vik with a super jeep during winter?

Assuming I have a superjeep how long does it take (approximately) to get from Reykjavik to Vik during the month of December, and when's the best time to start if I want light the entire drive.
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Can I hike Iceland on my own?

I want to hike to places like Myrdasjokull, etc. on my own without a guide in winter. Is this allowed?
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Flying one way from Copenhagen or Stockholm to Houston

In the spring, we are going to Oslo > Bergen > Stockholm > Copenhagen for the first time. Flying one way from Houston to London to Oslo on BA (to redeem One World Alliance miles) then returning from ...
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Camping along ring road in Iceland

I am planning on a circumnavigation of Iceland this summer and the Ring Road might be the only road available for lenghthy stretches. I would like to know if camping along the Ring Road is ...
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Do SAS Plus passengers have lounge access at Keflavik airport?

I'll be traveling with SAS Plus from Keflavik, Iceland to Oslo, Norway. Will I have access to any lounge at Keflavik airport?
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Can non-residents of Iceland bring alcohol into Iceland?

I will be flying from the USA and was planning on bringing alcohol. According to this site, http://www.kefairport.is/english/before-departure/customs-regulations/ it seems only locals can bring ...
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Can I use couchsurfing as as proof of accommodation for a Schengen visa?

Can one use couchsurfing to prove accommodation for a Schengen visa to Iceland from India?
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Is a 4x4 a must in Iceland in April/May?

To rent a 4x4 small car is about 740 € (2 weeks) vs a small compact that is just 260 €. I have some experience driving off-road and I know that a "normal" car cannot go through some f-roads I've seen ...
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How to reach Reykjavík-Keflavík airport late in the evening from the Blue Lagoon?

I have a flight very early in the morning from Keflavik and I'm considering spending the day before at the Blue Lagoon, which is very close to the airport, until closing time, which is around 11 p.m., ...
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Is it possible to have meals at Reykjavík-Keflavík airport after 11 PM?

I have a flight early in the morning, and I'm planning to reach the airport around 11 PM without having had dinner. Are there any food places at the airport that still serve meals at that time?
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What are these metallic plates found around Iceland?

What is the name and function of these circular metal plates we have seen in random locations around Iceland? They look like sime sort of star map or sun clock. We've seen this one along road 52 I ...
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What is the best time of year to visit Reykjavík?

When I ask for the "best" time of year, I am looking for a reasonable balance of the following criteria, in order of importance: Mild weather. Ideally, warm enough to have coffee outside in a light ...
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Top 3 to see/do in Reykjavík [closed]

I am travelling because of my job, and in a few months I'll go to Reykjavík. I'm very excited because it is my first time in Iceland, and I'm managing in having more or less one free day to spend as ...
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Is it possible to rent a Volkswagen T1/T2 in Iceland?

I'm considering renting a van for my upcoming trip in Iceland and it would be awesome if it was possible to rent a Volkswagen T1/T2 there. Despite all my searching, it looks like there is no rental ...
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Can I use my national ID card when traveling to Iceland?

I live in Sweden and I have a national ID card. Can I use it when traveling to Iceland? In security checks, gate checks etc? Or, do I need to show my passport everytime?
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History on the plane wreck in Solheimasandur as a tourist attraction?

This question is not about travelling advice, but rather about some history. On the Solheimasandur beach in Iceland, there's an abandoned plane wreck that has been lying there since 1973. When ...
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Bardarbunga volcano tourism (Iceland)

The Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland is currently erupting, and looks amazing. What options exist to visit the volcano?
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Will Bárðarbunga threaten my vacation? [closed]

(This question is probably extremely localized as it may not even be relevant anymore in a few days/weeks/months. I am worried about it however.) On September 1st, I am flying to Iceland for a ...
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How do I find a campsite that allows campfires in Iceland?

I am currently traveling in Iceland and it seems that most campsites do not allow campfires. Are there any campsites in Iceland that allow campfires? If so, how can I find them? Any resource links ...
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What's the drinking age on Icelandair?

I'll be flying from Sweden to Iceland on Icelandair in a week. Will they serve me alcohol when I'm 18 years old? The drinking age in Sweden is 18, and in Iceland it's 20. If they will serve me, I'll ...
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How to assess rough water severity?

I'm considering taking the ferry from Dalvík to Grímsey, which is a 4 hours ride. I've had a very bad experience with a ferry in very rough waters and I don't like to repeat it anytime soon. There was ...
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Carpooling, in general, and in Iceland in particular?

While I'm figuring out what's the best and cheapest method for me to move around Iceland I came across Car pooling which sounds very interesting. To cut a long story short, you share a car with ...
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Stopover in Iceland (w/ Icelandair) - can I leave the airport?

I'm researching an excursion to America (I'm a British Citizen) and planning to fly out using reward points, which means I will be subject to one-way-tax on the way back with BA/AA (Reward points). ...
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Hákarl aka Rotten Shark - the ultimate souvenir

One of the delicacy of Iceland is the Hákarl Hákarl or kæstur hákarl is a food from Iceland consisting of a Greenland shark or sleeper shark (Somniosus microcephalus) which has been cured ...
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Is it allowed to bathe at Grjótagjá?

I have contradictory information. Some places say that bathing is forbidden, while others say that there are no signs and locals bathe there. What's the truth?
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Do I need Gravel, Sand and Ash insurance when renting a car in Iceland?

We are planning our trip to Iceland and want to rent a car for a few days. A few trips (i. e. to Svartifoss) might go a bit off road. Does it make sense to buy a Gravel protection insurance, or is ...
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“Match of the century” in Reykjavik

The so called Match of the Century was the chess world championship between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1972. It's one of the most famous chess matches because it took ...
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How should I wash clothes in Iceland?

I'm going backpacking for a month in Iceland and I plan to pack lightly (clothes for a week). Laundromat are very popular in some countries but almost unheard of in others and, apparently, Iceland ...
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What clothes are necessary to visit Iceland in July?

I'm planning a three weeks trip to Iceland in July and I'm concerned about what kind of clothes I need to bring with me. I don't have a rigid schedule, so this may vary, but right now I'm thinking ...
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Abandoned theme parks in Iceland

I love hunting for abandoned places during my travels and I found one of the most exciting ruins to explore are abandoned theme parks. For example in Nara, Japan there's an incredibly well preserved ...
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Access to Selfoss and Dettifoss in winter season

According to the Road Condition site of the Icelandic government, roads 862 and 864 that are the closest to Selfoss and Dettifoss are "impassable" right now. This condition has been maintained for ...