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Re: Iceland.

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Dec 2013, 18:59

The Prof wrote:Ta - that's very useful info.

I'm surprised they took you an a whale watching tour. Most of the ones I've seen operate in the summer because they all bugger off in the winter. The whales that is.
We've got plans to do the golden circle and the blue lagoon but it's so expensive.

After doing all that stuff did you have any change left out of a £grand?


I think I spent about 600 in total but then I was traveling in a group of 5 so I only paid 100quid for a weeks accommodation. The flight was the same price.

You can just get a bus from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon for about 10-15 quid and then pay 30 for the cheapo experience, so with a couple of beers you're looking at just over 50 quid. You can stay in the lagoon as long as you like by the way.

The Golden Circle tour was 40quid in total....http://www.icelandhorizon.is/Excursions.aspx?id=GoldenCircle

If you want to save money it may be wise to go for a flat rental so you can cook food yourself by the way.
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Re: Iceland.

Postby The Prof » 21 Dec 2013, 09:19

Did you gat any cash converted?
Apparently there's a worldwide shortage of Icelandic Krona

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Re: Iceland.

Postby Goat Boy » 23 Dec 2013, 14:44

None of us managed to get Krona before we went. Nobody seemed to have any so we just used ATM machines and credit cards. Icelanders don't use cash much, it's all plastic over there.
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Re: Iceland.

Postby Butch Manly » 25 Dec 2013, 07:36

Goat Boy wrote:None of us managed to get Krona before we went. Nobody seemed to have any so we just used ATM machines and credit cards. Icelanders don't use cash much, it's all plastic over there.


I wonder why that is.
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Re: Iceland.

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Re: Iceland.

Postby Neil Jung » 30 Aug 2015, 09:51

We went last October. You don't need cash. Everything but everything is done by card.

We loved it but it is bloody cold, hence the name.

We hired a car, driving was easy but some roads just turn into gravel in the middle of nowhere.

You need to plan your trip and get up early as distances between sights can be vAst and the days can be short (or Long depending on the time of year) and you can't drive too fast.

Take a camera.
It was raining when we drove up the two-lane highway through the long tunnel of trees that led into the black district on the south end of St. Martinville.

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Re: Iceland.

Postby pcqgod » 01 Sep 2015, 18:43

An old friend was there a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful country.
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Re: Iceland.

Postby Neil Jung » 03 Dec 2015, 16:57

To see how beautiful Iceland is, join the Facebook group: Iceland The Photographer's Paradise. It's my favourite Facebook group.
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