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Recent Iceland reviews
"Our first trip to Iceland as a family of 5 included the first 8 nights in this wonderful home a pleasant drive from the airport through a fascinating countryside. The pre-arrival communications with Kristin were exceptional with lots of information, and we were warmly welcomed by her mother who had the house ready and coffee on. Stokkseyri is a perfect quiet base to make many day trips in South Iceland, and this home was always a terrific place to return to. As noted in other reviews, everything has been thought of and you can't go wrong staying here. The local pool a minute away was uncrowded and thoroughly enjoyed several afternoons including our first day. The Bonus supermarket in Selfoss, 10 minutes away, is an easy stop as most day trips go right through it (marinated lamb chops, and fillets of fish are wonderful and relatively inexpensive to put on the BBQ at the house). I would strongly recommend a bike tour with Iceland Activities in Hveragerdi, an absolute highlight as well, and a ferry ride out to the Westmann Islands should be on your list. There's so much to fill the days in any weather, which we experienced a little of everything so bring a variety of clothes. We drove the Ring Road and loved it all, and spent 5 nights in Hellnar on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula which Kristin suggested. GREAT choice too! Thanks for helping make our trip amazing!"Guest: Greg Grillo Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014View listing
"My wife, 14 year old son, and I stayed in Hulda's apartment for almost two weeks. Hulda was very responsive to our needs and made sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Prior to arriving, he promptly returned all emails regarding our questions. After our arrival, we found that the main bedroom did not have any window covering. Hulda was unaware of this, but he immediately sent someone, on a Sunday, to rectify the problem. The apartment is small and cozy and very convenient to everything. The pictures in the listing accurately describe the apartment. We highly recommend this place. Thank you Hulda for making our visit to Iceland enjoyable and memorable!"Guest: 1st timer to Iceland Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014View listing
"My wife and I recently stayed here and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The apartment is clean, centrally located and unique. The owner was awesome; not only was he there to great us when we arrived early in the morning, but he also gave us a ton of recommendations for local restaurants and activities outside of Reykjavik. The apartment gets a ton of natural light and is the kitchen is fully stocked with all the appliances/utensils one could need to prepare meals (which we did daily). Also, beds are really comfortable. Can't recommend this spot highly enough."Guest: Zikk Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014View listing
"The owner is fantastic and helpfull. Picked us up early at the bus station and gave as a quick tour of where everything is located. The apartment is very spacious and we had 3 people. It is a seniors building but that just means you get peace and quiet. We had 20 yr olds with us and they loved it too. It has everything you need. Car rental across the street and shops minutes away. Rates are excellent and worth every penny! Would stay here again for sure."Guest: Amelia F. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 2014View listing
Iceland Travel Tips
Getting to Iceland Vacation Rentals
The main international airport is located approximately 30 miles outside of the capital city of Reykjavik. The Kevlavik International Airport hosts regularly scheduled flights from many major U.S. cities, including Boston, New York City, Orlando and Minneapolis St. Paul. There are also frequent daily flight connections with Europe. Most flights route via London. Iceland is also a popular stop for cruise ships crossing the Atlantic. There are ferry services that connect Iceland with Germany, Norway and Denmark. Taxis operate in all major cities and serve the adjoining airports. There is also an extensive bus service in Iceland which is the more affordable way to get around. Car hire is available and rentals can be organized at the airports.
Visitors to Iceland Lodging
Iceland is one of those travel destinations that most first-time travelers won't think of visiting. Rather it is a destination that well-seasoned and more adventurous travelers prefer. The many distinctive natural attractions are things that you won't find anywhere else in the world. It is also a relatively expensive destination and therefore attracts the more affluent traveler. Those who love nature and the outdoors won't have a moment to spare if they want to explore all that Iceland has to offer. The birdwatching and whale watching are reported to be some of the best in Europe.
Iceland Travel Recommendations
Iceland is often referred to as the land of fire and ice, owing to the many volcanoes and glaciers that dominate the landscape. It is a destination that attracts the more adventurous traveler and offers a variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Snowmobile adventures are offered on the glaciers and make for a thrilling experience. Horseback riding excursions traverse lava fields and deserted beaches, and are a great way to explore the country. Iceland has some of the best whale watching sites in the world. Here, you can see humpback, minke, blue and sperm whales among others.
If you enjoy hiking, there are many routes you can follow. Some of the more popular hiking regions are in the Skaftafell National Park and Westfjords area. The Snaefellnes Peninsula is also known for its beautiful scenery. Because of the geothermal activity on Iceland, there are many areas that have mineral baths. The Blue Lagoon is one such area that attracts many visitors each year. The Westmann Islands are the breeding grounds for puffin. Each spring, these cute birds return to the islands to nest and stay for the summer season. When the autumn season starts, you can see some of the puffin chicks learning to fly for the first time. From May through September each year, visitors can experience the Northern Lights. These spectacular light formations keep the night skies ablaze and are something incredible to witness.
Seasons to Visit Iceland
Iceland generally has a cold climate and visitors need to be properly prepared. Even in the summertime, temperatures rarely reach 20 degrees Centigrade and in winter, they are well below freezing. Rainfall occurs throughout the year and good snowfall is experienced in the northern regions in winter. In the summer months, there is almost 24 hours of sunlight, owing to the country's far northern latitude. The Gulfstream is what dominates Iceland's climate and strong winds have been known to blow across the interior. If you want to explore the many landscapes, the summer months are the best time to do this. Summer runs from May through August. If you want to enjoy snow sports and see the Northern Lights, it's best to visit during the winter months which run from September to early May.