Iceland: How to Make the Most of your Layover
Getting to Iceland:
If you are looking for extremely low fares, WOW Air is a great airline for budget friendly travel. The airline offers the lowest prices you will see in today’s market. Iceland now offers free stop-overs in Reyklavic. You can either fly into Reyclavik or Kevalivik airport. Once you’ve arrived in this beautiful country, we recommend locating Thirfty car rental and renting a car from them. They are quick, effiencent, and the cheapest deal for the day. We recommend renting a car over taking the tour busses so that you can not only explore the island, but the conveince and cost is well worth it. It is much cheaper to rent a car then to take public transportation.
During our layover, we had the opportunity to visit one of the wonders of the world, The Blue Lagoon! It was breathtaking! We highly recommend visiting the Blue Lagoon if you have an adequate amount of time on your layover in Iceland. It is very important to make reservations online in advance as the lagoon sells out very quickly and will almost always be sold out day of. We recommend the Comfort Package for your best deal which includes a towel, your first free drink (alchool included), and an additional algae mask. We truly enjoyed this package and felt it was well worth our money. The grounds at the Blue lagoon are beautiful. There is many places to take pictures and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.
One key fact about the Blue Lagoon is the average temperature of the water is 100 degrees farenheit on a daily basis. We recommend purchasing early evening tickets no later than 8pm. In some cases, depending on the time of year, you may be lucky enough to see the northern lights during your time in the geothermal lagoon.
If you would like to enchance your experience, massages are available inside the lagoon and we highly recommend dining at the world reknown Lava restaurant. Our top favorites on the menu were the Royal Mojito and the Filet Tenderloin.
Before you make it back to the airport. We recommend taking a drive to the town of Recjklavic.. Here you will find great shopping, the beautiful Hallgrimskirkja church which is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures, and the fun-filled Icelandic nightlife.
We stumbled into a local bar called Vedour which we highly recommend. Iceland is known for their famous alchohol Brenemin. We definitely advise ordering an Icelandic mule!