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Nick_w Avatar
Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
25 Dec 2018 7:42PM
Iím planning on going to Iceland early 2019 with a friend.

Iím looking for recommendations, both places to visit, what to look out for and things to consider ( safety etc) so would be interested in any pointers ... you never know I may even post a landscape image for once .....
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JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
25 Dec 2018 8:41PM
I suggest a visit to The Perlan

Combine it in a day just wandering around ReykjavŪk and if you like fish then do sample some for a meal.
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SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
25 Dec 2018 8:50PM
Beware of the fermented shark and other very odd dishes.
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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
25 Dec 2018 9:10PM
Thank you
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JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2018 10:47PM
The blue lagoon and your swimming trunks.
Not much daylight at that time of year. 5-6 hours.

its colder than you think at night in the wind.
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keith selmes 19 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 1:49AM
Skyr. Vaguely like yoghurt but much better. Sounds a bit like Skeerrr.
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Kako 17 179
26 Dec 2018 2:01PM
I was there back in 1992 so things might have changed but i can recommend a trip north of Reykjavik to the Snaelfellsnes Peninusla.

We wild camped under the Snaefellsjokull Glacier on Snaefells which features in the 'Journey To the Centre Of the Earth' story.

Saw Arctic Tern colony, Olafsvik ...a fishing harbour with freshly landed fish on the quayside, and my favourite place there...Stykkisholmer...

a very picturesque fishing village set in a beautiful bay dotted with little islets. We went on a boat trip round the bay and had freshly caught cockles which were

landed before our eyes from the stern of the boat.

All in all a very beautiful and scenic part of Iceland which is often overlooked.
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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
26 Dec 2018 3:43PM
Thanks Kako I will look at those locations
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pink Plus
20 7.4k 11 England
27 Dec 2018 7:09AM
Nick,
It depends on how you intend to travel, if you are driving then be prepared for some very harsh conditions and although the vehicles all have studded tyres it can be quite daunting.
If you intend on doing day bus trips I would recommend the smaller operators, we went in a 12 seater coach and it was great, much more personal. We did a few trips but the snaefellsness peninsular (which included church mountain) was my favourite, we also did the south coast which included Vik and was also good but quite busy.
A northern lights trip is essential and most operators will take you free the following day if not successful, fortunately we saw them so we didn't have to endure the bitingly cold wind at night twice.
Its a magical place and we only had 4 days there but plan on returning.
Reykavik is a really nice town with some nice bars and restaurants, try to get out early though in happy hour as it can be very expensive.
Enjoy!
Ian
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sherlob Plus
17 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2018 7:59PM
Hi Nick,

One of my bucket list locations...

When considering locations youíd do well to take a look at Tony Prowerís portfolio. Heís a pro living in Iceland, and has posted here for years.

Adam
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29 Dec 2018 7:12PM

Quote:take a look at Tony Prowerís portfolio . Heís a pro living in Iceland, and has posted here for years.


THATíS the guy I was thinking of....might be worth contacting, Think he organises photo tours up there...?
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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
1 Jan 2019 1:48PM
Thanks Adam & Kevin, I will drop Tony a line.

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