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Preparing your trip to Keflavik: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Keflavik 1. Keflavik has one of the largest and most advanced airports in the world. The fastest and easiest way to get to the city is by plane.
2. In the city, literally everywhere you can pay with a credit card. Carrying large amounts of cash is not necessary.
3. Active tourists should definitely rent a car. In the vicinity of the city, there are many interesting sights and entertainment centers located just a few minutes’ drive away.
4. The three summer months are considered the most attractive period for visiting Keflavik. In summer, here is comfortable warm weather, interesting hiking trails become available.
5. Keflavik has windy weather almost all year round. Even in summer, going on a trip, it wouldn't be superfluous to take along some warm clothes, which may be especially useful during evening walks and nature excursions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Due to the windy weather, hard landings at the local airport are quite common. During landing, pilots can make some unusual maneuvers, which shouldn't be afraid of.
7. In the warmer months, several camping sites always operate in the vicinity of the city. They can be a great alternative to regular hotels. All the campgrounds are technically equipped with water showers, washing machines, free internet and sockets for charging electronic devices.
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8. Prices in local grocery stores are quite high. Budget tourists who prefer to save on restaurants should pay special attention to Bonus chain stores offering an affordable price level.
9. Opening hours of Keflavik shops are very limited. Usually, they open no earlier than 11:00 am and begin closing at 4:00 pm.
10. Be sure to take comfortable sports shoes on the trip. Those who're going to devote a lot of time to exploring natural sights should also think about a set of thermal underwear.
11. Fans of gastronomic tourism would be interested in visiting Keflavik in summer. It is during this period that whales and some rare species of fish are caught.
12. The region is famous for its pristine water so there is no point in buying it in stores. Normal tap water can be drunk without boiling.
13. Before bathing in thermal water, be sure to remove all jewelry. Water from local geysers is rich in sulfur so jewelry may darken on contact with it.
14. Tourists traveling by private cars should pay special attention to road signs. The main danger is wild animals, as well as herds of domestic animals, which often wander onto the road.
15. Locals are fluent in English, which will be quite enough for comfortable communication. French is also widely spoken in the region.
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What to visit being in Keflavik - unique sights

Northern Lights Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
The main peculiarity of the bar is a high ceiling and panoramic windows instead of the walls. Nothing will bother you adoring the polar light. For the bar’s decoration there were used natural wood and glass. These materials make the decor natural and relaxing. The visitors can try not only popular cocktails but also national dishes, that are made from the home-made products. The bar has several furnished rooms for travelers, who want to stay for several days in this place. The apartments are also decorated in natural style. There you will see big pictures with animals on the walls and nice light parquet on the floor. In the whole world it is hard to find more stylish and comfortable place for watching the polar light. Not far from the bar the outstanding natural landmarks are situated: the national park Thingvellir, a wonderful river and some waterfalls. … Read further

Lagoon Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
The usual uniform of the waitresses of the bar are original swimming suits. Girls are ready to bring the order to any part of the lagoon. In the bar you can try not only popular cocktails but also branded ice-cream, handmade baguette and a lot of other cunning snacks. For those, who want to do something after the water procedures the large terraces with tables are available. … Read further

City tours, excursions and tickets in Keflavik and surroundings

Iceland: travelling advices

4. Taking pictures of people, their homes and other property without permission is not allowed. Here this is taken very seriously - a person can be insulted just by shooting him/her without asking.
5. Icelanders like when foreigners say good things about their country. In a friendly conversation, it can be just a nice compliment, but this moment can be used to your advantage: quite often, in order to make a good service even better, one just need to sincerely praise something like the nature or culture of Iceland, and the flattered staff will work harder. The main thing is that your praises should be sincere, as fake emotions are not welcome.
6. The question "How do you like Iceland?" should be answered with alacrity, preferably with humor. An indifferent response may offend the Icelander. One should be ready for this question from the very first minute in Iceland - it is often asked here.
7. It is not worth talking about Icelandic politics, or even politics as a whole. If the interlocutor himself started a conversation on this topic, it's better to keep a neutral position. … Open
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Travelling to Keflavik - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Keflavik. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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