Friendly people and nature pure!
Expensive city, only ideal to visit in Summer
It's Bracing and Therapeutic!
The tower with the observatory is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm in winter time and 9 to 9 pm in summer time. The price is 700 ISK for adults and 100 ISK for children 7 to 14 years old. You buy the tickets from the church-shop on the left hand side inside the church. The view is breathtaking, you can see all of Reykjavík from it really, the...more
I am now staying in this Hilton hotel which was part of the package tour that I booked with...more
The largest puffin colony in the world is in Iceland, in a volcanic island just off the south-shore of Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar or "Westman islands".But you don't have to go far to see puffins in Iceland, just pop down to the Reykjavík Old Harbour and hop on the Puffin express, which takes you for an hour-ride in the Reykjavík bay to the nearby...more
Laxnes Horse Farm is a farm just outside of Mosfellsbær on Route 36 heading towards Þingvellir. They offer a variety of horse tours, including multi-day riding tours, but we did the Laxnes Special, about a 2-hour scenic ride along the Kaldakvísl river towards Mosfellsbær and back. They picked us up at our hotel and shuttled us to the farm, where we...more
After a busy day of sightseeing, a couple on the tour bus suggested we try the coffeehouse in Álafoss. We had snacked on the bus and weren't super hungry so we both had a bowl of the traditional meat soup (lamb). We sat out on the deck and enjoyed having a blanket to warm up with while we ate. The meat soup was really good and the beautiful setting...more
Mosfellsbær is a great little town for hiking with many miles of paved greenways, bridle and hiking trails with easy access to the beach and mountains, all within a few kilometers. Heading towards the coast, there is a paved trail that leads past several horse pastures to a small peninsula jutting out into the cove where the Leirvogsá, Kaldakvísl,...more