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

Reykjavik 1. The peak of the tourist season in Reykjavik falls within July and September. The season features mild and cloudless weather. However during winter time the city hosts several great festivals and national holidays attracting tourists from all over the world.
2. The best way to cruise the city is on foot as all entertaining centers and sights are located in close vicinity to each other.
3. The only public means of transportation available in the city is a bus running to almost any part of the destination. Tickets are bought directly from bus drivers thus tourists are recommended to have enough of change by themselves during city exploration. Tourists should keep in mind an unwritten rule of the city following which bus drivers do not give change back.
4. The optimum and most profitable way to pay for purchases and services in local shops, restaurants and other establishments of the kind is national currency. Currency exchange service is rendered by banks serving clients every day except weekends from 9 am till 4 pm.
5. Shops are opened from 9 o’clock in the morning or earlier and serve clients till 6 o’clock in the evening, Saturday is an established shortened working day, Sunday is usual day off. Big shopping centers and supermarkets are commonly open for customers till 23:00. Copyright
6. The most popular memorable souvenirs are woolen crafts, which can be bought in specialized stores in the city center. Tourists should remember that these stores are open at the weekends too. Other items being in focus of tourist attention are ceramic crafts featuring high quality.
7. Travelers looking forward to active city exploration and entertaining should get the map of Reykjavik city and a special city guest card enabling tourists to visit local swimming-pools for free and giving benefits in various cultural establishments. The guest card also enables tourists to cruise the city by public transport for free. The card can be used for 24, 48 or 72 hours, and it costs12, 18 and24 Euro respectively.
One of the most remarkable and historically significant sights of Reykjavik is the Church of Hallgrimur. This majestic building is the highest in the city, its construction was finished … Open
8. Travelers should keep in mind that alcohol drinks are rather expensive in local bars and night clubs. A pint of beer can cost about 8-10 Euro. In the daytime lots of bars and other night establishments are closed. Commonly bars and night clubs are overcrowded at the weekends.
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What to visit being in Reykjavik - 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

Hakarl Rotten Shark in Cafe Loki Restaurant

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
The smell of rotting shark meat is terrible. Farms specializing in its production smell like a dirty public toilet. After cutting and packing, the shark meat becomes more attractive. It is cut into small cubes and packed in bags under vacuum. You can buy local delicacy in many grocery stores. For locals, hakarl has long become an important national symbol. The festive table can’t be complete without it. The shark meat is especially popular in Christmas period. … Read further

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Iceland: travelling advices

1. Walking into a person's house, be sure to take off your shoes in the hallway. You can walk around the house in your socks, but would be better to take slippers with you - this will surely make a good impression as a sign of respect for the house and its owners.
2. While driving a car, one should never drive off the road. Firstly, that's how you can get into an unpleasant situation since this is prohibited by law. Secondly, Icelanders are very concerned about the environment, which can be harmed by driving through unspoiled territories.
3. Tipping is not customary in Iceland. Therefore, it's better to refrain from leaving extra money to stuff, even if the service was excellent - you can even offend workers. Therefore, one should confine themselves to verbal praise.
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. … Open
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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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