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Recent Iceland reviews

  • Great property and location

    "The location of the property was perfect - near restaurants, sites and transit. The place was clean and roomy - lovely view of the water. The host Sveinn was prompt in answering our questions and we highly recommend his jeep tours."
    Guest: MALB Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 19, 2014
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  • Great place, great location!!

    "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, 2014
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  • Lovely coastside retreat

    "I booked this location for a short stay where my friends and I could make a base to see the south coast of Iceland. Stokkseyri is a small town that relies on Selfoss (10km) for many markets and services. The town is even quieter and more charming a a result. The house is very well equipped and nice. Kristin and her parents are sweet and accommodating. They communicated well and provided much helpful information prior to and during the stay. The nearby lobster restaurant was a treat...the local lobster is sweet and tender and the lobster soup makes my mouth water even now."
    Guest: Rich Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • Superb flat in Reykjavik

    "We were fortunate to have a week in this beautifully decorated and scrupulously clean apartment. The owner, Soffia, greeted us upon arrival, and patiently explained the details of the apartment, including the well-equipped kitchen. We had stayed at a number of owner-rented apartments over a period of 10 weeks all over Europe; this apartment turned out to be the clear highlight. It is located in a neighborhood convenient to downtown and across from a large park. While it is adjacent to a busy road, the apartment is well-insulated from sound, and traffic noise was never a problem. The apartment is so spacious it was easy for our family of four to spread out when we needed some solitude. Soffia has thoughtfully provided a great deal of information about Reykjavik and Iceland, including brochures and books, and she was happy to meet with us later in the week for coffee and a discussion of all things Iceland. The internet works very well, and there is a cd player and a radio. No tv, but we didn't miss it. Beds are comfortable, with good sheets and duvets. Many, many towels, and a washing machine in the basement. We had a wonderful experience in Iceland, and this apartment contributed mightily. It was a joy to return to it after the days' outings. I recommend it without qualification to anyone looking for a splendid base in this fantastic country!"
    Guest: amcmurry Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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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.

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