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Dec 2nd, 1997, 07:57 AM
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NIKOLAS
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Hi.I want to visit next spring Iceland.I read that
is very expensive.I am looking for cheep ticket hotels and information about the country.Thanks.
 
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Dec 3rd, 1997, 02:23 PM
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You will enjoy your trip to Iceland, if you don't mind a little rain, a few clouds, and beautiful countryside. I visited Reykjavik in January, 1997, and had a great time. Is Iceland expensive? No, not if you have a good guidebook and are flexible. I stayed in the Salvation Army Guesthouse right in the middle of the downtown area. I paid only about $28 US for my room, with discounts for longer stays. The nightlife can be expensive, with a beer running about $ 5.00, but of course, you drink only one or maybe two in an evening. I went to the grocery store to by some of the food I ate, and checked out the menus in the restaurants before I went in. The pedestrian mall shopping district (which I forget the name of, but starts with an "L") is a wonderful place to window-shop, eat, and meet people. I also went to a small town in the northern part of Iceland, Stykklosholm (my spelling is way off, of course, since I am doing this from memory), which was a delightful, but very small town. The scenery is so beautiful, it is very much worth going to. I only stayed a week, but I enjoyed my visit very much. I have other, more detailed recommendations, if you are interested. BTW, the Icelandic women are beautiful!
 
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Dec 4th, 1997, 10:30 AM
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NIKOLAS
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Hi Scot.You are my man.Where are you came from?I am
from Athens.Thanks for the information and ofcourse
i need more about B&B and beautiful Iclandic girls.
Hope to hear from you soon.
 
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Dec 9th, 1997, 04:06 AM
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"Bo" Leslie
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Nikolas,

Scott is right. I lived in Iceland for one year at the US military base in Keflavik, located near Reykjavik. Don't expect to see much sun, no matter what time of year you go. The highest temp I remember is 65F. It is also the windiest inhabited place on earth, so, expect daily winds in excess of 15 MPH. So, at a minimum, you will need a windbreaker, but I recommend buying your sweaters there. Wool is one of their primary products, and very high quality wool can be had a good prices. I still have a wool jacket I bought in 1983. I HIGHLY recommend using a travel guide to help you save money. It is expensive if you don't know where to save money, (I didn't). I can remember paying $5.00 for a screwdriver in 1983! But the women are notoriously beautiful. I believe it is due to not getting much sun, so blondes everywhere with perfect skin. They simply don't age. Be ready for a pleasant surprise; I didn't believe one people could be so much better looking than the rest of the world. And.. they all speak at least two languages.

Good luck.

Bo
 
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Dec 9th, 1997, 11:17 AM
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I used to work across Iceland air's international headquarters in Columbia, MD of all places. I found out though from the people who worked there and from newspaper ads about the specials they always have. You can fly to Iceland for a three day period including hotel stay on Iceland Air for about $300 from the Washington D.C. area.
 
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Jan 13th, 1998, 09:07 AM
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Nickolas, I visited Iceland in the early 80s and loved it. What all the people have said in answers to you are true. I took a day-long bus tour out to the North Atlantic, to the Volcanic steam vents and saw their beautiful horses. Iceland is amazing, just dress warmly. The day of the tour we had sun, ice cold wind, rain and snow all within an hour. I've always wanted to return. The only thing missing was trees. Seems the early settlers cut them all down for firewood and houses. When I left they had containers in the lobby of the airport for your loose change in order to buy and plant new trees. Enjoy your trip; as, I, you wont regret one moment.
 
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