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Iceland Guy Approved.Many of the links on this page are "Iceland Guy Approved", which means I have used / experienced the product, service, location, web site, activity, store, etc. listed and I recommend you consider as well when planning your trip to Iceland. All "Iceland Guy Approved" links are presented in RED.*Iceland Guy Approved.
1. Iceland Entry Requirements:


2. Travel:

  • Air Iceland Connect - For flights around Iceland, day trips, and excursions to Greenland, Faroe Islands and Scotland.
  • Cozy Campers - Flexible and affordable option for travelling around the country.
  • FlyBus - Provides airport transfer between Keflavik Airport and downtown Reykjavik (~ 30 minutes) for approximately $30.
  • Guide to Iceland - Comprehensive trip planning web site.
  • Iceland CloseUp - Travel tips and insights from a Beijing native living in Iceland since 2013.
  • Iceland Naturally - Recent news and events throughout Iceland.
  • Icelandair - Best way to get to Iceland!
  • Inspired by Iceland - Comprehensive site on visiting the country.
  • Lonely Planet - Iceland - Lonely Planet is my trusted source for Iceland and all other places I go.
  • PLAY Airlines - New Icelandic budget airline starting service to Iceland and Europe from Baltimore and Boston beginning April 20. 2022.
  • Road.is - English language website with up-to-date road conditions around Iceland.
  • Stride Travel - Website where you can research and compare guided tour offerings of Iceland.
  • The Adventure People
  • Viator - Hop On, Hop Off Bus - Comprehensive site on visiting the country.
  • Visit Reykjavik - Tips on visiting the capital.


3. North Iceland Links:

  • Visit North Iceland
  • Visit Akureyri - Akureyri is "the capital of the North" and this web site leads you to all the activities throughout the area.
  • Visit Husavik - Whale-watching capital of Iceland and setting for 2020 Will Ferrell / Rachel McAdams comedy film "Eurovision Song Contest - The Story of Fire Saga."
  • Visit Myvatn - A visit to the North is not complete without travelling to the other-worldly Lake Myvatn and its nearby attractions -- Dettifoss waterfall, Asbyrgi canyon, Husavik (whale watching), Myvatn nature baths.
  • Visit Skagfjordur -- One hour west of Akureyri, this is the horse, birding, and white water center of Iceland.
  • Forest Lagoon - New geothermal spa opening in Akueyri in April 2022.
  • Myvatn Nature Baths - This is the "Blue Lagoon of the North" located on a high ridge overlooking Lake Myvatn.
  • 1238.is - Experience The Battle of Iceland in virtual reality in the charming seaport town of Saudarkrokur in Skagafjordur.
  • Dimmuborgir Guesthouse - Affordable, rustic cabins on the shores of Lake Myvatn.


4. South Iceland Links:


5. Reykjavik Accommodations:


6. News / Info / Events / Books:


7. Icelandic Music Sites:


8. Food / Clothing / Products:

9. Money:
10. Forecasts:


11. Volcano:
Fagradalsfjall (Reykjanes) Volcano - This volcano erupted in March for the first time in 800 years. It is only 20 minutes from Keflavik Airport and 45 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. There is a car park just south of the Blue Lagoon on Route 43 where you can start your 1.5 - 2 hour hike to the eruption. Be aware of weather and gas forecast conditions before starting your hike.


12. Activities:

Craft Breweries:

Cycling

Fitness

  • World Class Iceland - Chain of fitness centers in the capital region with the largest next to Laugardalslaug swimming complex.

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Soccer / Football:

Smallest country in the world to ever qualify for the men's World Cup (2018) and in Europe to ever qualify for the men's Euro 2016 tournament, taking the world by "Viking Clap"!

Swimming/Hot Springs/Spas

  • Blue Lagoon - Geothermal pool with skin-healing powers only 20 minutes from the Keflavik airport. Minimum adult entry fee is either 40 or 50 Euros depending on season. Pre-booking is now required!
  • Swimming In Iceland - general info site for swimming pools around Iceland
  • Krauma baths (Reykholt) - New (2017) spa adjacent to active geothermal area in picturesque area about one hour's drive from Reykjavik.
  • Laugardalslaug - My favorite pool / hot pot in Reykjavik and one of the largest in the country; adjacent to World Class Iceland gym and a large nature park.
  • Sundhöllin - Downtown swimming pool with rooftop hot pots overlooking the city center.
  • "Iceland Swimming Tips," Iceland Review, 11/28/2012
  • Sky Lagoon - New attraction that opened in Reykjavik suburb of Kopavogur in Spring 2021

White Water Rafting

Reykjavik Attractions:


13. Festivals:
These all take place in Reykjavik unless noted.

*The Iceland Guy offers these links to you based on my personal experiences with travel to Iceland and with my personal knowledge of Icelandic goods and services. If you have any questions or doubts about any of these links or recommendations, I encourage you to check with other resources, on-line or otherwise, that can provide you with additional background and feedback on these companies, products and services. The Iceland Guy will not be held responsible for any negative consequences that occur as a result of you doing business with the organizations linked from this web site.

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