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Is Iceland Expensive? How to Survive Sky-High Prices in Iceland

No doubt about it: Iceland is pricey. As an island, the cost of imported goods jacks prices in Iceland up to levels you’d never expect. But the tourism industry is booming and highly competitive, with companies vying for your business. The real question is: does that make costs fall enough to make the country affordable …

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Visiting Iceland? Don’t Miss these Iceland Travel Tips and FAQ

If you haven’t been to Iceland yet, you’re missing it out.  It might just be my new favorite suggestion for a long weekend getaway.  If you live on the US east coast, it’s actually faster to fly to Reykjavik than to California.  Here are my Iceland travel tips for an easy and enjoyable trip. Iceland …

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Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Iceland Adventures

Over four years ago, I had an absolute blast glacier trekking in Juneau.  After that, I always said I’d take it to the next level but it’s not exactly like I have a glacier in my backyard.  But you can bet as soon as our flights were booked, ice climbing in Iceland was a must-do …

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Four Reykjavik Restaurants That Won’t Break Your Budget

I’ve never chosen a destination specifically for its food, but I love to eat and sampling local flavors is a fun part of discovering new places.  In Iceland, though, restaurants can be expensive.  Finding a restaurant with good food and reasonable prices isn’t something you can automatically count on.  Luckily, I’ve done the research, tried it …

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Visit Iceland: Planning Guide and Resources

Iceland is quickly becoming a great short getaway destination for North Americans. It thoroughly deserves your travel consideration and you’ve come to the right place to find out all there is to know about planning your trip to visit Iceland.   Iceland Travel Tips and Advice: Frequently Asked Questions Learn all about Iceland quickly in …

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Iceland’s Best Known Attraction: The Blue Lagoon

No matter how much research you do ahead of time or how many recommendations you’ve received, there’s no way to guarantee what your experience will be like.  I’ve been disappointed at bed and breakfasts that had amazing reviews and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by attractions I expected to be mediocre.  Ultimately, on every trip, there …

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5 Things About Iceland That Weren’t in the Guidebooks

Every time I travel, I learn something new about the place I’m visiting that I’m not expecting.  With Iceland, there were a bunch of things that surprised me… 1. It’s weird flying into Iceland. My entire flight to Iceland was in total darkness.  With limited daylight hours, my red-eye simply flew over a dark ocean …

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