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Old 14 April 2009, 07:16   #1
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Anyone fancy traveling to Iceland in May ?

Just saw this offer from Iceland Express as they start flying in and out of Gattwick airport as from May 1st.

http://icelandexpress.com/gatwick/

Prices on following:

KFC meal IKR 990 GBP 5,20
Big Mac IKR 1.090 GBP 5,70
Friday“s burger IKR 1.890 GBP 9,90
Towns best hot dog IKR 250 GBP 1,30
Mink whale (Moby Dick) IKR 1.250 GBP 6,55

This is to give an example of restaurant prices

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Old 14 April 2009, 08:05   #2
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Just tried a typical booking - 2 weeks for 2 people - 14th to 28th May for £174 all in - not bad.

Never mind the cost of whale burgers what are typical hotel prices? Can you just turn up and haggle a discount?
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Leifur Eiriksson near city center double IKR 11.600 GBP 60,-
Hotel Loftleidir domestic airport double IKR 12.800 GBP 66,-
Grand Hotel 15 minutes from city centre by bus IKR 36.400 GBP 189,-
Cabin hotel 15 minutes from city centre by bus IKR 7.700 GBP 40,- until May 15th
Cabin hotel 15 minutes from city centre by bus IKR 14.400 GBP 75,- from May 16th

In most cases breakfast is included

Also possible to have B&B in city centre at attractive prices

These prices are taken from their website so they may do better deals through hotel booking websites

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Based on my extensive knowledge of fast food, those food prices seem a bit steep to me!
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Based on my extensive knowledge of fast food, those food prices seem a bit steep to me!
Far more important how much does a beer cost and do you get discount for bulk buying
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Those prices might stand on departure, they could've doubled on arrival. The economy is not in great shape up there on that bubbly rock.

I 'spose I could tag along and ask for the £5m back, that Cornwall County Council lost up there. It'll be easy to find being Cornish £'s. The fivers have a picture of Jethro on one side and a mackerel and pasty on the back.

If I claim a 10% finders fee, that'll cover the marina costs for a day.
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Here Mr. Viking, mind my money for me please....
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Seriously though - there's never been a better time to visit, although Bogi omits to mention that you can still go skiing there in May - I'd suggest late June
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prices don't seem too bad on the whole - until I checked out car hire - Avis are usually pretty good worldwide but the cheapest cars I could find was £420 for 1 week - almost treble what you would pay in the UK!!!
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prices don't seem too bad on the whole - until I checked out car hire - Avis are usually pretty good worldwide but the cheapest cars I could find was £420 for 1 week - almost treble what you would pay in the UK!!!
Which was why I brought mine with me - three times! Not as carry-on mind you.
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Mrs Avocet, the two little Avocets and I were in Iceland two weeks ago and can thoroughly recommend it. We met Bogi whose generocity and hospitality in collecting us from the airport, taking us to the Blue Lagoon, giving us a meal at his house as well as showing us the sights, helping us arrange whale watching and a coach tour to the geysirs and also running us back to the airport merit special mention and were very much appreciated by us all. He should demand a commission from the Icelandic Tourist Board and we hope to see him again and reciprocate some hospitality at Ribex next month.

We stayed at the Leifur Eiriksson hotel mentioned by Bogi on a B&B basis where the rooms were on the small side (although with all the sightseeing, we didn't spend much time in them!) but it was clean, quiet and very conveniently located for the town centre and restaurants.

Half a litre of Icelandic (Viking) beer varied in price but was around 900 IK which at the time was about £5.85. Since then the exchange rate has impoved (for Brits!) and is now about £5.10.

Meals were available for all budgets ranging from around £40.00 for four us to get full to £200.00 for a full blown special birthday treat for Mrs A (including French wine)!

If anyone is thinking of going, I would suggest that you take the opportunity while it exists and will be pleased to provide any more information you may want.
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