House of the Spirits

Gardastraeti 8, Reykjavík, IS-101, Iceland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Reykjavík

Day 1: Eating our Way round Reykjavik

A travel blog entry by yeeszetolaw


The holiday to Iceland couldn't have come at a better time. Boston was hot and muggy and escaping to the cool 60s temperatures was a relief. After a little more airport drama than we were used to, we landed in Keflavik airport at midnight after a 5 hour flight. Outside, the sun was just below the horizon but it was still bright - akin to 5am on a …

Day of Rest

A travel blog entry by traveleasy


Woke at the Hilton to another grey day and slightly raining. The sign across the road told me it was 08.06, on 26/06 and it was 12 degrees. First time for a week we didn't have to do things by the clock, We got up leisurely and went down to breakfast. Had egg and bacon for breakfast and we then packed our suitcases and checked out of the room by 10am.

We then got a complimentary card from the Hilton and caught ...

Raining in Reykjavik

A travel blog entry by traveleasy


... back again - which is what we were doing.

I said how can this be that we have missed the beginning, it is only 10am now. Was then told that we had to see the first three minutes which explained all the rest of the show. We said that we didn't care and we would go in anyway. The guy then said that 10 Frenchmen had turned up and so he was running the show in French for them. I said that it isn't good enough, we came yesterday and back again today - right ...

The Golden Circle - Take 2

A travel blog entry by kristendanson


... mountains, yet we had very little rain.

Driving around Iceland you see fields of steam everywhere - 30% of the energy here is harvested from the Geothermal resources - amazing!

The tomato farm we toured was incredibly high tech - they use geothermal heat to warm the green houses. There is a computer that tracks outside temperature, wind, humidity, sunlight hours and ...

The Golden Circle

A travel blog entry by herbguhl


... geyser (Strokkur) and one inactive one (Geysir). The English word "geyser" is actually derived from the Icelandic name of this place, which I think means spouting water or something like that. Strokkur erupts every 8 - 10 minutes or so and we stayed to watch several of them. For one we were standing quite close, so it was quite the experience. We also spent some time at the visitors centre, which included some interpretive displays, a large gift ...

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