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Husavik Day Trip
Review of Husavik in General by hiker

Advantages: A pretty town with stunning backdrops and some interesting diversions
Disadvantages: Be prepared for weather.

What do you do on a wet day in Husavik? Well, you could spend it in the Phallological Museum (over 180 dried and pickled penises). I didn’t! And just in case you're really tempted, a fellow-traveller who did, implied that I hadn’t missed much. ... Read review

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An E for resisting the temptation to say you had a whale of a time. (At least I couldn't find the phrase, having read through twice!) by silverstreak
Sounds fascinating. John by Coloneljohn
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30.08.2010 13:23
Greifinn....Good but not great
Review of Greifinn, Akureyri by hiker

Advantages: The food - the atmosphere if you like that sort of thing
Disadvantages: The speed of service - the atmosphere if you don't

Our second excursion into the culinary capabilities of Iceland's northern sub-capital saw us fetching up at Greifinn. The restaurant is a short walk away from the centre of town on Glerargata, which is the main road out. You can't always go by the a ... Read review

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Well reviewed. Not quite my sort of place so I think I will pass this one. John by Coloneljohn
Great review xxx by pennywa
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24.08.2010 22:10
It's A Weird World
Review of Myvatn Lake, Iceland by hiker

Advantages: Weird and wonderful
Disadvantages: Biting insects and unstable ground.

Myvatn. Brought up on Tolkien and with a hankering after the legends it might just sound romantic. In fact it's as romantic as a Scottish bog in August. Myvatn. "Midge Lake" is, apparently, the literal translation. Any guide book worth its mu ... Read review

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I'm really enjoying these Iceland reviews. Lovely writing style. by silverstreak
A very atmospheric review. Sounds a very interesting place to visit. Nice one. John by Coloneljohn
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19.08.2010 22:22
Fall of the Gods
Review of Godafoss, Myvatn by hiker

Advantages: Natural power and beauty
Disadvantages: None unless you've no soul

En route from Akureyrie to Myvatn, we took a little time out for what I might just start to call Fossicking. Exploring waterfalls. A Foss (or Force in English) is obviously a waterfall, and I wonder if the rush of water is where the original mining term ... Read review

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This is a place I would love to visit. Brilliant photographs. John by Coloneljohn
Some truly amazing photographs and a lovely read though it's not a place that I'd go out of my way for. by hayleigh_18
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16.08.2010 20:27
Food With a View
Review of Strikid, Akureyrie by hiker

Advantages: Excellent food and service, great view
Disadvantages: Doesn't look very welcoming from outside. Don't be fooled.

When you've settled into a place for a few nights, then no-one really wants to eat the same hotel restaurant every night: especially if the hotel is located in a place big enough to give you alternatives, and even more especially if the restaurant in ques ... Read review

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The bill-paying arrangement seems very civilised! by silverstreak
Fantastic way to sort a bill out and sounds a good meal too. by catsholiday
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13.08.2010 14:07
Glerardalur Ramble
Review of Glerardalur, Akureyrie by hiker

Advantages: Superb scenery, relatively easy walking
Disadvantages: You will get wet feet

Always have a Plan B Whatever you might think about "Ramblers" you have to own that they are an optimistic lot. On the other hand I guess if your notes say that the walk starts at the town's rubbish dump, then things can (quite literally) only g ... Read review

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Super review, as always. One that's easier 'read' than done, though. by silverstreak
Sounds like quite a place.Not sure how far I would have made though. John by Coloneljohn
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06.08.2010 10:02
Base Camp Nordurland
Review of Hotel Nordurland, Akureyri by hiker

Advantages: Location (provided you don't have a room at the rear)
Disadvantages: Having a room at the rear; not a stylish hotel if that's what you want

Where & Why Akureyrie is Iceland's second city. Located at the foot of the Eyafjördur, it is a major centre for exploring the northern half of the country. Before we go any further let's just put "major" in context: official population as a ... Read review

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It does look rather bleak. by silverstreak
This is one of those places that I could just about put up with for a single night - I'd be elswhere on night 2, but that is the benefit and very reason why we always travel independantly. In my experience star ratings abroad can always be taken with a pinch of salts, and the "no dinner tonight" is a familiar enough story from our Polish travels. R. xxx by RICHADA

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27.07.2010 01:03
Grass Roofs and grass roots at Glaumbaer
Review of Glaumbaer Folk Museum, Skagafjordur by hiker

Advantages: Insight into an only recently vanished way of life
Disadvantages: None, unless you hit the crowds

A few kilometres north of Varmahlid on Iceland's Rte 75 is what's reckoned to be the best folk museum of its type in the northern half of the country. Strange then, that it isn’t the one that appears on all the postcards. It's not like it's that much of ... Read review

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Fascinating stuff. by silverstreak
This sounds like a fascinating place. John by Coloneljohn
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26.07.2010 19:40
Around Reykholt
Review of Reykholt Village, Reykholtsdalur by hiker

Advantages: The landscape
Disadvantages: Little to do if you're not going to go out an be impressed by the countryside.

Given how few people there are in the country – and therefore how few places – you might think that unlike the rest of us Icelanders would have survived thus far without having to double up on their town-names. Presumably however, just like the rest of u ... Read review

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Wonderful! by silverstreak
Sounds like an interesting place. John by Coloneljohn
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16.07.2010 13:58
Forget the architecture, savour the Foss welcome
Review of Fosshotel Reykholt, Reykholt by hiker

Advantages: Location, food, generally friendly staff - and the food (again)
Disadvantages: They could think about laying out the restaurant differently

Unlike most people arriving at Kevlavik airport, instead of following route 41 straight into the capital, we turned onto route 1, the only long-distance road in the country and kept on going. Hugging the western coast we headed north, through the three- ... Read review

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It looks like part of an industrial estate and the bathroom sounds challenging, but personally speaking I can forgive most things in exchange for good food so would be quite happy there. by jonathanb
It looks a bit like an industrial unit by paulpry118
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14.07.2010 13:28
ICELANDERS - Now Officially My Favourite People!
Review of General: Iceland by BNibbles

Advantages: Stunning scenery. Nice people. Lovely horses. Big skies
Disadvantages: Prices

APRIL 2010 - Maybe this should now be sub-titled "Phew, Just Got Out Of There In Time!" Not because of the danger of being near an erupting volcano, after all it doesn't seem to worry Icelanders, but think of the cost of having to stay there longer than e ... Read review

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Sounds a great place to visit :) by HPark96
Splendid - and I couldn't agree more. Lx by hiker

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20.02.2010 12:44
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Iceland an unforgettable place
Review of General: Iceland by Na7aliek

Advantages: Breathtaking Scenery, Blue Lagoon, Husky sleighs, Northarn Lights
Disadvantages: Cold, not much daylight, expensive!

Well of all the places in the world to go you would think, why would one pick a cold, dark expensive place! Here is why! Iceland great! but very cold!!! When we got to Reykjavik, we couldn't believe how small it was.... Literally 1 street (with a few ... Read review

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28.10.2009 12:22
Go on...be a creature!
Review of The Blue Lagoon, Iceland by Absy_Baby

Advantages: Very Relaxing
Disadvantages: A little expensive, but completely worth it.

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a definite must you need to experience whilst in Iceland. Iceland is actually located on the boundaries of two large tectonic plates, these being the Eurasian plate and the North American plate. Iceland is very volcanic a ... Read review

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Sounds lush! Great review x by lora44
Sounds like an interesting experience. Shame about the power station. by torr

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06.08.2009 14:47
Hotel Nordurland Akureyri, North Iceland
Review of Hotel Nordurland, Akureyri by BigCS

Advantages: Right in the middle of town, decent quality and value
Disadvantages: The restaurant can be a wee bit noisy at night at the weekends

I stayed here a couple of times over the years during my travels around Iceland. Typical tourist class hotel, not too big, friendly staff, reasonable priced restuarant (was local, now Chinese) downstairs, and very close to the town centre, 5 minutes walk ... Read review

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You have the basis here but you should expand considerably if you want higher ratings. by JoePoirot

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16.04.2008 04:25
Blue Heaven
Review of The Blue Lagoon, Iceland by MAFARRIMOND

Advantages: Relaxing, Refreshing. A unique experience.
Disadvantages: Incomplete information leaflets.

Swimming in the hot almost-fluorescent aquamarine waters of the Blue Lagoon surrounded by black basalt lava rocks in icy temperatures of minus six degrees pelted with sporadic bursts of freezing rain is a unique experience and one I will remember for some ... Read review

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really informative and accurate review. sounds like pure bliss! x by brunocrosier
this place sounds amazing, never really thought of going to iceland before, may have to reconsider, great review x by rachael23

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