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Weekend in Iceland

Pennsylvania, USA
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Weekend in Iceland

I have very limited time to travel but have always wanted to visit Iceland. I have the oppurtunity to visit Iceland for a weekend, arival on Saturday morning 7AM and departure on Sunday afternoon 5:30PM. First, has anyone ever visited for such a short time and how was your experience? Secondly, if I do make the trip, any sugegsted "must see" sights. Hotels that you would suggest that are proximately located to sights consdiering the short stay? Thanks.

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1. Re: Weekend in Iceland

You'll have time to do the Golden Circle and have a look around RKV, plus or minus a dip in the Blue Lagoon.

Reykjavik is about an hour away from Keflavik airport, and the Flybus will take you from KEF to the city in good time, but their schedules are linked to Icelandair's flights. You'll have to leave RKV at about 1400 or 1430 on Sunday to get to the airport, simply because the Flybuses don't run much later. Check the sched at www.re.is, as Reykjavik Excursions are agents for the Flybus.

You should be able to get a tour for the Golden Circle (Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir) that starts at about 0830 or 0900 on Saturday morning - it'll probably last seven or eight hours, and is certainly the minimum tour to take. Once back in RKV you can try for a Blue Lagoon trip in the evening (or perhaps get a Golden Circle / Lagoon trip combined) or head for a dip at Laugardalur, one of the nicest public pools you'll ever see.

Get up Sunday morning and have a look around Reykjavik, visit a cafe, and enjoy the world's northernmost capital.

If you want to stay at a fairly central hotel that's served by the Flybus, the Hotels Skjaldbreid, Klopp and 101 are quite central. The Centrum and the Plaza are quite new, also very central, and close to the lovely Deco Hotel Borg.

Icelandair's hotels, the Nordica and Loftleidir are quite nice, but not very central, esp the Loftleidir. Have a look at www.hotel.is for several suggestions.

It'd be a very short trip, but what a great thing to say in answer to 'how did you spend your weekend?' questions on Monday morning.

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2. Re: Weekend in Iceland

Thanks for the reply. The information was very helpful. Thanks again.