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  • Circumnavigating Iceland I: West Iceland

    Jul 6, 2003 by Jiahong is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: geology, birds
    Cons: can be very windy (and otherwise miserable climate)

    Summary: Before going to Iceland, I was puzzled that the early settlers, as recorded in the sagas, arriving f ... read more

  • Wonderful Iceland

    Sep 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review

    The scenery is breathtaking and the geothermal history of the country is very interesting.

    Cons: It is very expensive!

    Summary: Wonders of Iceland When deciding on a travel destination this year I explored many options but not once did I consider Iceland until my friend mentioned she always wanted to go there. I thought to myself "why not" and started to ... read more

  • The Land of Fire and Ice

    Jan 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A place unlike any other-GREAT/FRESH food-Nice people-Never ending adventure-Lively night life LOVE IT!
    Cons: Can be pricey...due to the exchange the culture before you go

    Summary: My husband and I lived in Iceland for 2 years while being stationed there at NAS Keflavik (no longer). We just recently left and I am homesick. Iceland is a beautiful country with lots of wonders. Everything seems to be wrapped up into a island in the ... read more

  • Iceland - A Niceland - Ready for Adventure?

    Apr 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Such a lovely place that is too often overlooked. Go from Spring to Fall!
    Cons: We did not plan extra days for exploring this pristine land! (pricey place though)

    Summary: Land of Fire and Ice - Very Nice! I get amused when I read reviews on awesome places like Athens or in this case Iceland and see One Star reviews out of possible FIVE STARS. This makes me think - really unlucky people, or ... read more

  • The Beauty of Iceland

    Oct 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Waterfalls, mountains, geysers, the vast beauty of Iceland
    Cons: Food, gas everything has to be imported and is very expensive!

    Summary: First off I have to say why Iceland? I had not known anyone that had ever gone there. My wife didn’t want to go. But the Internet was full of glowing reviews, plus the pictures of the mountains and falls just jumped out at me. So I went with my High ... read more

  • How the Blue Lagoon Works

    Aug 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Like hitting the spa on another planet! A true nirvana experience!
    Cons: Too far away to go weekly! I want one in my own backyard!

    Summary: First let me say that immersing myself in that other-worldly, bizarre steaming blue water was one of the best experiences in my life. Absolutely heavenly. But aside from that, I didn't REALLY know what to expect when I got there, so I thought I'd let ... read more

  • Big blocks of ice, rotten eggs and trolls!

    Jun 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, A memorable experience
    Cons: Food, sulphur content in showers

    Summary: My visit to Iceland lasted a week in October of 2002 and was organized through my school. I thought that not only would a holiday with all of my friends be a great way to relax before the stress of year 10 GCSE syllabus kicked into full swing but also a ... read more

  • Splendors of Southwest Iceland: A Short Stopover in the Land of Fire and Ice

    Apr 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Phenomenal landscape, friendly people, tons of history, awesome thermal baths.
    Cons: Sky-high prices, frequent fog, sheep on the road.

    Summary: I didn't have a round-trip ticket the last time I came home from Europe, so when it came time to book a flight back to States, I thought I would do something a little "financially adventurous" (what a euphemism!) and stop in Iceland on the way. On every ... read more

  • Great vacation spot!!!

    Dec 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, exotic, friendly, unique, fun
    Cons: Expensive, seasonal

    Summary: I have been to Iceland multiple times, and I DEFINITELY plan on going back someday! My most recent visit was half pleasure and half educational, as I was taking an Icelandic language course in Reykjavik. There are so many positives about this country, so ... read more

  • Just don't eat anything. Reykjavik Iceland

    Jul 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rugged Scenery, fantastic natural phenomena, nice people, the real outdoors.
    Cons: Hákarl- The most disgusting thing a human can ever put into their mouth.

    Summary: Iceland is one of my favourite countries (and I've been to a lot), the place reeks cool. The weather is positively schizophrenic, some of the food is without a shaddow of a doubt repulsive, and if I lived there permanently (especially when it is dark all ... read more

  • Roaming the high latitudes

    Jun 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extremely efficient tourism industry, nice people appreciative of visitors
    Cons: the US dollar is not strong; expensive fish in restaurants

    Summary: I just returned from an eight day trip in Iceland, which included small plane trips to the Westmann ... read more

  • A June 2002 update

    Aug 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: unique, exotic, scenic
    Cons: very expensive

    Summary: Thought I would add a more recent update to the list. My wife and I visited in June 2002; Iceland had been on our "to-do" list for some time. Some points: - Iceland is a wealthy, advanced, industrialized democracy. Spotlessly clean Reykjavik ... read more

  • Iceland is just great.

    Sep 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I can't describe things I saw unless you like chaotic words of delight.
    Cons: definitely none for me.

    Summary: Iceland is a European country though it's rather far away from the rest of the continent. At least it looks like that when you look at the map. I started to be more focused on Iceland couple of years ago, when I was enchanted by Bjork's music. ... read more

  • Can't Wait to go Back!

    Jul 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A unique and exotic travel destination that won't soon be forgotten!
    Cons: Expensive!

    Summary: The name - Ice Land doesn't appropriately fit this remarkable island located just east of Greenland. This historically and fabled island was founded first by Irish Monks more than 1300 years ago. Just a little over 1100 years ago, the Vikings ... read more

  • Beautiful, Exciting, Romantic Iceland

    Jul 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unusual, spectacular landscape; friendly, English-speaking people
    Cons: No serious drawbacks!

    Summary: My husband and I visited Iceland last spring after reading about it in travel magazines. We booked an adventure tour through Icelandair, during which we were supposed to raft, ride horses, hike, bike, whale-watch etc. But the tour was underbooked, ... read more

  • A Cold and Hostile Land

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean air! The Blue Lagoon! Fresh fish!
    Cons: Yecchy-foodstuffs; imminent danger; crazed populace; crazy currency. Wacky day/night confusion.

    Summary: "We come from the land of the ice and snow, From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow. Ah-yah-yah! Argh!" The Immigrant Song, Led Zepplin (Page/Plant) After a ... read more

  • Golden Circle Tour- Reykjavik Excursions- Iceland

    Mar 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Convenient and easy, great overview of Iceland, very different and interesting scenery
    Cons: Fairly expensive (apx. $64), bus may restrict full experience

    Summary: On the second day of our trip to Iceland, we decided to take the Golden Circle tour through Reykjavik Excursions. We did not have reservations on the tour and signed up at our hotel the day before (March). The tour left at 8:40 from the hotel (Esja) ... read more

  • Blue Lagoon-Reykjanes Tour- Reykjavik Excursions- Iceland

    Mar 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Timed perfect for last day, an “out-of the world experience,” convenient and easy.
    Cons: Fairly expensive (apx. $55), sites besides Blue Lagoon can seem extraneous

    Summary: Before I start, let me make sure that you do not pay more than you need: if you have a transfer pass to the airport as part of a package through Icelandair, you can use that transfer for a discount on this tour since the tour will drop you off at the ... read more

  • My Icelandic Honeymoon

    Dec 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, lots to do,great food
    Cons: airline

    Summary: "You went where on your honeymoon?" this is the response I am most likely to get when I tell someone where we honeymooned at. My husband and I wanted to go somewhere that was a little away from the normal honeymoon destination and this is about as far ... read more

  • Keflavik's Kaffi Duus: Soup's On!

    Dec 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice view, great soup
    Cons: Smoky, occasionally crowded, service can be very slow

    Summary: It's safe to say that Iceland is not a place you visit for the food. I'm currently reading W.H. Auden and Louis MacNeice's Letters From Iceland, published in 1937, and they include some deadly-accurate observations about Icelandic cuisine which ... read more

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