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As promised, I'm answering some of the questions I have been recently asked about Iceland.
Everyone sees things differently, but I find that if you are positive and open to new experiences, the results will usually be positive as well. That said, I am by no means an expert, but this was what I have learned from my most recent trip.
These are the questions I have been asked the most:
"1. How are you standing the cold???"
We are doing fine, thanks for asking.
We took too many clothes, but what else is new? The key seems to be layering. Once you understand the simplicity of layers, it becomes easy to stay warm and move back and forth from walking around along the shore line, to sitting in a cafe, comfortably.
"How many hours did it take you to get there? Did you fly or cruise? "
The trip started HERE if you want to see some of what I did along the way.
I think it took 4+ hours to get to New York. There are 2 time changes along the way and I slept some of the way. The flight from NYC to Iceland was right at 6 hours. It is actually a shorter trip from NYC to Iceland than NYC to LAX. #WTF?
Reykjavik is on London time, so yes I did have jet lag. But it was okay, because so much here happens at night. People are up and roaming around, going on northern light tours and eating. #GoodTimes
Speaking of eating, Question #3:
"What gross stuff do they eat that you wouldn't touch?"
Answer: Are you kidding me? I'm a mostly raw Vegan. I wouldn't touch what MOST of the world eats. So thats a mute point, but what a funny question, huh?
Here are my findings on food:
"Is the airport close to town? Which airport did you fly into?"
Answer: No, it's not close to town, we flew into Keflavík International Airport.
From there we took a FLYBUS straight to the hotel. Buy tickets on line or at the airport. It cost around $82USD for a round trip for two people. They are also Reykjavik Excursions and run most of the tours.
I found the bus company to be safe, clean and the best bet from what I saw and heard from other people. We took a couple of tours with them. (See more of my Iceland posts)
Mostly everyone with the company spoke English and was helpful.
Headed to the hotel.
And speaking of the buses - you might wanna note: I only heard of one bus that had a restroom/WC. So prepare for that.
I hope that answered a few of your questions. I really, really am enjoying my time here! Next time I'm sure we will stay longer and rent a holiday house and perhaps a car. Unless you take a tour bus thats the only way to see some of the sites here. There is so much unspoiled beauty! But you have to get out of town to see it. So keep that in mind when planning your trip. Traffic wasn't horrible, but is somewhat congested in the cities.
Did I mention my American cell phone worked here?
I was going to purchase a sims card, but when I saw that I had service - I did not bother. The rate was 20cents (American) a min. to talk, with free texts and free internet service. #WIN! I'm using the new Iphone and couldn't have been happier.
Ok - I'm off to explore more.
Catch you later-
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