Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - South Iceland
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths is a place where you can visit and experience authentic Icelandic nature while relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. The baths vary in depth, size and temperature and the steam rooms that have been built over natural hot springs that has been used in this purpose since 1929. Fontana is located by a beautiful lake Laugarvatn (1hr from Reykjavik) and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the sauna and the pools. Tip: Make sure if your driving the Golden Circle, to add Fontana Spa on the list (perfect stop in the middle of the drive, same route, map).
US Navy Plane Wreck in Iceland
Useful guide finding Iceland’s Plane Wreck, Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. By Stu, who publishes Wheres My Passport, with his wife Nat.
When we first went to Iceland in 2012, I really wanted to visit the Iceland plane wreck (US Navy Dakota DC-3, it could actually be a C-47 Skytrain) that crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, a vast area of sand and gravel in South Iceland close to the town of Vik. It looked like a truly interesting place to visit and one that offered some great photography potential.
Den Danske Kro - When in Iceland, do Danish
Den Danske Kro is a bar with a danish theme. Live music every night, Pop-quiz, Beer Bingo, Happy hour every day from 4-7pm. It's fun, cozy, with good company and good people. Already a popular downtown venue, it serves a remarkable selection of beers, including the famous Danish white beers and the darker, more malty brews.
Den Danske Kro : Live Music, Outdoor seating, Mixed Crowd : Beer Bingo / Pub Quiz.
Double destinations with Icelandair’s STOPOVER program!
When I discovered that one of my best friends flew from France to Canada recently without stopping by to visit me in Iceland, I was (like his other friends here in Reykjavik), well and truly miffed! Turns out though, despite the fact that he’d lived here previously, he didn’t know about Icelandair’s rather nifty STOPOVER program, which allows people travelling on flights between Europe and the USA and vise-versa, to stopover in Iceland without the expense of additional airfares.