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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri
"First we drive along the coast of Eyjafjordur. We begin by stopping at Goðafoss one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland on our way to Dettifoss and lake Mývatn. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms including lava pillars and rootless vents. We will stop at the hot spring area at Hverarönd in Námaskarð. Then it comes to one of the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss. On the way back we come to the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir which are among the most popular tourist attractions in the Myvatn area and also in Skútustaðagígar (pseudo crater area). Our last stop is in Eyjafjordur where you can see ov""
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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn And The Nature Baths from Akureyri
"First we drive along the coast of Eyjafjordur one of the longest fjords in Iceland. We begin by stopping at Goðafoss waterfall one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland on our way to Lake Mývatn. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms including lava pillars and rootless vents. We stop in the Nature baths where you get the chance to relax in the steam baths and bathe in the geothermal water. You can also take a massage in the baths. On the way back we come to the unique lava formations we stop also in Skútustaðagígar (pseudo crater area). Our last stop is in Eyjafjordur where you can see over the fjord to Akureyri and take a great photo shot."
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Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour from Reykjavik
"First we visit Grindavik one of Iceland’s fishing villages where a visit to the “Saltfisksetrid” Museum is optional. Then we drive to the west along southern Reykjanes peninsula past Gunnuhver where we will observe active geothermal areas. Next the tour leads to the country’s oldest lighthouse “Reykjanesviti” where spectacular birdlife can be viewed. On a clear day you can see the small island of Eldey about 10 miles from the shore (16 km). At the next stop is
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Blue lagoon

Every guide book says, you have to visit Blue lagoon - the best spa in Iceland. RoughGuides says, that it cost 980 ISK. But it cost 3900 ISK and there were crowded. For example, there is a spa between...
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Famous tourist trap, but worth getting caught.

Bláa lónið - The Blue Lagoon Evereybody says you gotta go there and soak up in the geothermal pools. So do I. All around Iceland there are plenty of public baths with geothermal heated pools, but the...
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Canned Icelandic mountain air

This is the only tourist trap I saw on the little time I was there. You'll see this can in various souvenir shops. The one on the photo is at the Blue Lagoon's and costs 890 ISK. I don't know...take a...
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"Private Facilities" in the Room

Private facilities in the room sometimes means that the room is en-suite (with a proper bathroom), but very often it's not like that.Sometimes, private facilities means only a sink in the room or a...
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Wonderful landscapes

Travelled around the island for 7 days in August 07 and consider taking some canned food from your country as you will find prices too high and few places to eat or distant supermarket. Friendly...
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Fosshotels - be careful

If you book a driving tour of Iceland through Fosshotels, please be aware that most of them are very basic hotels with few comforts, but there are a couple that are real dumps. For example, do not be...
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Hveragerdi

This town is known for geothermally heated green houses that grow a significant portion fo the vegetable Icelanders eat as its too expensive to import them. Only one greenhouse is open to the public...
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ANIMALS ON THE ROAD

Animals are quite free in Iceland....and most of the times you will find them on the road.....They are quite used to cars (I guess)...nevertheless....reduce your speed while driving and you see...
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SPEED TICKETS...

While driving on Road n.1 (one of the few paved roads in Iceland), be aware of police patrols. They are nice and professional but very strict with your speed limit! So try to follow the signs about...
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Kaffi Reykjavik Ice Bar = RIP OFF

It cost $20 dollars in fall of 2005. You get a smock (not even warm) to wear in this oversized meat locker. The bartender doesn't even stay in with you. You get a a small vodka drink or a shot of...
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Hveragerdi

Many of the guided tours stop in this little town coming back to, or leaving Reykjavik. The town itself is small and doesn't have much to offer tourists but is does have an abnormally large gift shop,...
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Car rental

Most car rental companies are very expensive. However if you use Budget rent-a-car you can get a 4x4 for a much cheaper price - about half the price of Sixt. Hertz, Avis etc in some cases. Their...
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Whale-watching trip

Personally, I had not a very funny experience about this trip. 3 hours on a boat trying to detect even a small part of a whale and say ``there it is``;then when you approach it it just disappears and...
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Blue Lagoon Restaurant

While a tourist trap, the blue lagoon rates a must see tip in my book, the restaurant inside however was beautiful to look at but mediocre at best for the price....we ate here on the way to the...
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Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is our biggest church (kirkja=church) and is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a reverend and hymn writer (1614-1674) who wrote the beautiful hymns "Passíusálmar" which are Iceland's...
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Haukadalsskógur (Haukadalur forest)

The church in the National Forest Haukadalsskógur was re-built in 1842-1843. The original one was probably constructed around 1030, but it was pulled down and replaced. When we visited the door was...
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Þorvaldseyri farm

There is a big farm, Þorvaldseyri farm, in South-Iceland in an area we call "Undir Eyjafjöllum" or beneath the Eyjafjöll mountains. It got hit very hard by the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull,...
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Vatnshellir cave

There are endless interesting and beautiful sights on the Snæfellsnes peninsula and I am always finding "new" places to visit there. On my last visit I visited the colourful lava tube cave,...
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Blue Lagoon

In 2013 the Blue Lagoon Chill party went from being an exclusive and fun outdoor party in the lagoon with bands and DJs to an indoor venue. All those videos you see online of people dancing in the...
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Vidistadatun Sculpture Park

We loved this great little Viking play park in the sculpture park. I think it is a lovely idea to have all the play things in traditional Viking style. It exposes children to traditional art and also...
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