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Google was wrong. There are two airports "in" Reykjavík: Reykjavík Airport, which is close to town and serves only domestic destinations and Greenland, and Keflavík International Airport, a.k.a. Reykjavík–Keflavík, which is 50km to the west and which has all the international flights. At the time when the question was posted, if you searched Google ...


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You will be arriving at Keflavik (KEF), which is a 40-ish minute drive outside Reykjavik. Keflavik is now the main airport for Reykjavik, and all the car hire agencies have a presence there.


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This article is invaluable for that sort of decision. The growing season (summer) in Iceland is two months long. The tail ends of the summer are the low points, which means early June and late August. Things begin closing down in September. By Christmas, all sorts of things are closed, all though from time to time the industry tries to bring tourists to ...


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It's the red box by the "Odd size baggage" counter in the departure lounge


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1:30 is not a layover. It's a mad rush between gates. Remember, practically all flights board at least 30 minutes prior to departure, and on large aircraft it's often an hour or more ahead of departure. This means that once you land, you'll have time to run to your departure gate in time to board, and if you're lucky, hit a restroom on the way. Do not ...


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Best weather is during summer time. What I call mild is what is the average summer in Iceland. The long days make it possible to do more in one day. That does stroke with #4 though. Also some roads (to the north) close after heavy snowfall around October/November, which makes it harder to get around the country. I estimate the tourist season to end at the ...


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According to wiki, Reykjanesbær is a community that encompasses also Njarðvík and Hafnir. The town where your pointer ends up is Keflavik, but the label shown on Google Maps is from the larger community. If you want a map with the Keflavik label, you can use for example OpenStreetMap.


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The Icelandic National Museum had a temporary exhibition in 2012 for the 40th anniversary together with the Icelandic Chess Federation to commemorate the event where they showed (among others) the original tournament board, table and chairs. After that, they moved the artifacts to the newly opened Bobby Fisher Center in Selfoss, where he is also buried. So ...


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If you want to try Minke Whale and Puffin, you can get both of these in small portions at Tapas Barinn (The Tapas Bar), which serves them alongside more traditional Spanish tapas. You should also try the lobster soup at Sægreifinn, which come highly recommended (I'm not a big seafood fan but everyone I know who is and has tried it recommends it). Harðfiskur ...


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Super easy. There are a ton of flights from 6am to 8am each and every morning. So the airport bus and other shuttle services all accommodate this. For a 6am flight, I'd aim to get there at least 2 hours before departure. I might make it 1.5 hours if I was flying carry-on only. If flying during peak season (June-August), add 15-30 mins to be safe.


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There's no way you can get to the capital and back and make your flight. 1 hour 30 should be plenty of time to get to your departure gate. Keflavik is a well laid out airport which has all the gates within about 15 minutes walk. If I remember there are less than 40 gates in the entire place. My suggestion would be to explore the shops in the departure ...


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There are a lot of possible day trips from Reykjavik to explore the surrounding area. If you only have the chance to do one I would suggest the Golden Circle, the tour will pick you up from your hotel and return you to it at the end of the day. During the day you will see geysir - the water spout that others are named after. Whilst geysir doesn't erupt ...


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Car rental is the easiest when short on time but rental cars in Iceland are extremely expensive due to the short tourist season. One thing that is popular though is to rent a camper van which offset lodging costs. Buses are available and go around the island and some do cross in the middle. They are relatively affordable and the routes are quite simple ...


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Assuming that they layover is actually in Keflavik airport (which it almost certainly is; Reykjavik itself just has domestic flights, and a few connections to neighboring locations in the North Atlantic): Yes, you can leave the airport during your layover. Since your destination is Finland, and both of Iceland and Finland are in the Schengen area, you'd be ...


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You can use the Transit without Visa (TWOV) facility in Rekyjavik as you will transit Iceland on the same calendar day for both of your flight legs. You have not posted the actual arrival and departure times of the flights but given the flight numbers it is easy to find them on the internet. The DEL-KEF legs are on soon to be launched flights of Wow Air so ...


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Yes, 16 days should be plenty of time in my opinion. I have driven the ring road several times, sometimes in much shorter time, but then of course not with quite so many activities. I took a brief look at your itinerary and it looks good. It covers many interesting places, although I would strongly recommend you to consider visiting the magical and ...


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There is no local bus service to the Blue Lagoon so your formal options are essentially walk (the whole way could take days), hire a car or take a taxi. Assuming a ~70 km trek does not suit, there are unofficial alternatives that might suit. There is a bus that runs between Reykjavik and the international airport at Keflavik. Cost for a singe (adult) is ...


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I've flown to Iceland 7 times in the last 4 years from London and have always used one of the following airlines Iceland air Wow (formally Iceland Express) Iceland Air is the better carrier - more legroom, en flight entertainment, luggage included etc. Whereas Wow is the budget option and you have to pay for everything (booking, paying by credit card, ...


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I'm surprised no-one's mentioned it, but Reykjavik is at least 1 hour's drive away from Keflavik airport, so I don't think sight-seeing is on the cards.


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Yeah, 1.5 hour is not much time. I had a similar layover in Reykjavik to Amsterdam before too. I killed some time by having some coffee and looking around some shops at the airport. There is a souvenir shop with interesting things like Icelandic troll figures. There is also a nice sculpture, which I saw a video of on my flight on Iceland Air. It is a just ...


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I would recommend: lamb - the Icelandic lamb is very flavorful and lean. skyr - a yogurt-like dairy product. If you are very adventurous you could also try things like putrescent shark meat (Hákarl), but don't expect it to taste good. You should also take a look at the Wikipedia's Icelandic cuisine page.


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If you want to taste some of the freshest fish on the planet, then head straight for Icelandic Fish & Chips. They have different fish every day depending on the catch of the morning, examples being Cod, Ling and Wolf fish. You won't find fish n chips like this in the UK - an icelandic must. Address: Icelandic Fish & Chips, Tryggvagötu 8, 101 ...


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Gamla Vínhúsið at Klapparstíg 38 in Reykjavík serves delicious Mink Whale. Prices are very reasonable for the area and they have a mix of local and generic dishes. Here is the whale steak with pepper sauce: There is one desert Gamla is famous for too which was described to me as like Yogurt but not yogurt. I have no idea what either taste like because I am ...


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No road in Iceland has a speed limit higher than 90kph, so at a minimum this would take you over 8 hours just in driving (and in practice you can't go even that speed everywhere, even in good weather). In fact, Google thinks it is approximately a 11.5 hour round trip. So I would say your visit is likely to feel quite rushed and you'll be driving for a very ...


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just got back last weekend from doing a similar layover in Iceland - the area where you get off the plane after customs drops you right into a crowded waiting area, so go explore the airport past the waiting area and you'll find lots of shops and a nice place to get a great coffee, Kaffitár. I wish I changed some money because I like having a couple bills ...


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You have to leave bus 55 at Fjordur. To get to Mjoddin you can take bus nr. 21 When you get to Mjoddin you change to bus nr. 51. Less of a hassle but probably much more expensive is this https://www.re.is/flybus-south Best of luck and safe travel.


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I've hitchhiked for on week in Iceland. If you are on the ring road or in the main gravel roads (for example the F208 to Landmannalaugar), you shouldn't have to wait too much. There is one time where I waited for 2 hours, but other than that it was often 30 minutes max. The bus system is pretty extensive and can bring you near where you want almost every ...


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When I checked in for Icelandair, with a 10 day stopover the checking online page stated 'your stopover is longer than 24 hours, you can not check in for the second leg' which I think is an indication that up to 24 hours is norm for them. But in case they do not want to keep your luggage, I found you a link to a luggage storage at the airport. ...


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If you are able to enter Iceland, which is part of the Schengen Area, you are also able to enter all other parts of the Schengen Area - unless you are in some very unusual circumstances. There are direct, year-round flights to Iceland from Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Amsterdam amongst others. For example, the cheapest flight to Rejkjavik from ...


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