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11. Posted by AlbertaAdams12 (Inactive 1 posts) 1y

I agree with Emma, making your itinerary will help you more and there's a lot of information available on internet which can surely help you throughout your trip.

12. Posted by BrunaAdler (Inactive 4 posts) 1y

In August, there are extra long daylight hours, so you can enjoy activities like hiking or even golf late into the evening hours. I personally had visited Iceland in August 2012 and was the most surprising vacation ever. We originally decided to go to Iceland because we happened to find pretty cheap airline tickets through Icelandic Air. We had never really considered Iceland before and really knew nothing about it. We didn't really know what to expect before we got there but we were pleasantly surprised with all that there was to do.
The landscape in Iceland is so extremely varied, it seemed every 20 minutes we drove, we had a completely different scenery. We rented a car and drove all around the country and stayed at different farms all throughout the country.

13. Posted by pippaio (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

wow! thanks you everybody for this tips. I will mark them all.

14. Posted by staaleand (Full Member 30 posts) 1y

Do you intend to bring Your car to Iceland, or will you hire a car there? This might be of som importance.

15. Posted by mapsandmoxie (Full Member 183 posts) 1y

Agree with the above:

The Phallological museum was hilarious - my personal favourite part of it was the letters of donation, so I do suggest reading them a bit if you have the chance. The flea market which happens only on Sundays in Reykjavik was also great.

If you are renting a car (which I'd highly recommend!), camping gear will save you a lot of money on hostels/hotels. You can also probably find other people that would be willing to carpool with you - can either try to find people in Reykjavik when you get there, or you can try to find them beforehand through networking sites like this one (there are a lot of different ones!). I was able to do this 3 times - shared my own car with 4 others - different dates / itineraries, and then hopped in with others I met along the way to catch things that I had missed. It really cut down on costs.

There's also a really interesting museum on the process for the shark on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, and tonnes of really interesting hikes around the island. It depends in part on what you want to do/see.

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