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Help! Leaving Tomorrow and Clueless!

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Help! Leaving Tomorrow and Clueless!

Hello,

I am leaving tomorrow evening for Reykjavik where I will be taking a class and doing some touring. While I will be with a group, I am going in a day early. I will get in at about 6:20 AM, will settle into my hotel and then will have time for touring. I don't want to just walk around Reykjavik, because I will have other opportunities to do that with the group when they come. I would rather experience something really awesome/beautiful and perhaps not the conventional touristy thing. I am not sure how far things are from one another, and how easy it is to get around, but I would love to leave Reykjavik if its worthwhile. I love nature and hiking, though unfortunately not the cold, though I am willing to bundle up for something spectacular, and I am appreciative of the arts and bohemian areas. My only limitation is that I need to be back at my hotel in Reykjavik by about 6 PM that day. Because my trip is a little disorganized, we still have not received an itinerary, though I am fairly certain we will be going to the Blue Lagoon and taking the circle tour.

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1. Re: Help! Leaving Tomorrow and Clueless!

A clarification-- I will be spending the rest of my ten-day trip with the group. I am just on my own for the first day and would like to do something different that is not in Reykjavik, but is close enough that I can be back by 6PM and can get there without renting a car.

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2. Re: Help! Leaving Tomorrow and Clueless!

Are you going whale watching with your group?

I believe there are trips from the harbour.

http://www.elding.is/ This website says they are doing one at 1pm on Friday 13th(!)

More companies:

http://www.randburg.com/is/tourism/whale.html

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thanks so much for the tip!

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4. Re: Help! Leaving Tomorrow and Clueless!

I would take a horseback tour. There's one called the Viking Express and it'd great! Icelandic horses are a very unique breed.

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5. Re: Help! Leaving Tomorrow and Clueless!

For horse riding see:

http://www.laxnes.is/

http://www.ishestar.is/

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6. Re: Help! Leaving Tomorrow and Clueless!

I went with Ishatar mentioned in the previous post. Wonderful people and horses!

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I would check out the outdoor swimmingpool Laugardalslaug, which is just really nice to relax in.

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