Going to Iceland
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For travelling around Iceland and seeing the Northern Lights, what kind of shoes do you recommend? Would a low cut waterproof hiking shoe be enough? Or would you recommend a high cut waterproof day/overnight hike boots?
Trip Plan Details
- Blue Lagoon spaSvartsengi, 240 Grindavik, Icelandrecommended Blue Lagoon spaThis is one of those places you just need to do. It is fun, the water is warm and shallow. Best to bring water shoes for the rocky bottom. Numerous tours go there plus I think you can take a local bus ... read morealso. Don't forget a towel and robe if you have one.Leigh Virkus
Touristy but necessary, plan a couple of hours with the high tech entry and everything. They have a restaurant there as well.
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If you have time I would recommend a stroll along the street Sæbraut. It's right by the water and has a wonderful view over the mountains. Of course it's more charming on a sunny/clear day! :-) You can see how it looks like in this photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90653105@N08/8399365552/
You could also try to get a bit outside of Reykjavik to see the northern lights! :-)
recommended GeysirJust outside of the capital, this is where the English word "Geyser" comes from. Geothermic pools and steaming water shooting out to amazing heights. These geysers are not quite as big as the ones in ... read moreYellowstone, but still pretty amazing. Pay attention to the wind, though. We were heading back to the bus and got totally soaked when one went off.
- GullfossIcelandrecommended GullfossGorgeous and powerful waterfall outside of Reykjavik. When I went it was primarily frozen and surrounded by snow...yet from what I've seen of pics of it in the Spring at least as beautiful if not more ... read moreat this time of year. I took amazing photos of it.