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2 - 3pm

Trip Sisters – Show Notes – 7/6/19 – Iceland

Special Guest
IcelandAir

Website: www.icelandair.com
Social for Iceland: @IcelandNatural @IcelandNaturally @Inspiredbyiceland

Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Iceland

Colleen
Accommodations:
Hotel Husafell – Sunning views, by itself, like Game of Thrones. Scandinavian design, but high end. It was in West Iceland on the sulphur springs area
Restaurant:
Islenski Barinn in Reykjavík – Served Whale, Shark, Reindeer Meatballs, Lamb Bacon, Traditional Icelandic Hotdog
Balasko – Farm to table place
Activities:
Helluland – Icelandic Horses
Bjarteyjarsandur Farm – Lamb Farm
Tips:
Wifi might be hard to comeby. Make sure you have international calling, and even that might be spotty.

Catie
Accommodations:
ION Adventure hotel – South Iceland
Restaurant:
Fish Company in Reykjavik
Activities:
Glacier and snowmobiling – Catie’s snowmobiling story
Airport: Keflavík International Airport or Reykjavik Airport (more tips for flying to Iceland with our special guest coming up)
How to get around: We had a private driver and it was great as she knew the area well.
Any other tips?
They take Credit cards everywhere, So, do not worry about getting the local money too much.
Consider flying to the North of Iceland as Geothermal spas are a must.

“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”

What’s in Your Suitcase?
Timberland Hiking Boots – $129 at DSW
You could wear them anywhere and they’re durable, warm, waterproof and very comfortable

What’s on your phone?
Wapp – Free for Android and iOS
Wapp is an Icelandic hiking app that provides you GPS tracks of numerous hiking trails in Iceland, which can be used offline.

What’s the tip?
Tips for Visiting Iceland
Budget your money wisely. Iceland can be pricey.
Book your activities in advance.
Plan the whole trip a good amount of time in advance. You’ll get much better deals on flights and hotel rates.
Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated
Get your VAT back (value-added tax).
Plan on driving around a lot in order to see a lot of the country
Sunset doesn’t really ever happen, so be sure to bring a sleep mask
It’s cold! Be sure to dress in layers and bring a warm coat and a hat. Possibly even rain pants. Proper hiking shoes are also a must!

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