How NOT to plan a trip to Iceland
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I was so excited earlier this yeah when we found an amazing deal for two a two day trip to Iceland. I booked it up pretty quickly and thought nothing much more about it for a while. I began to plan like mad. I had maps printed and began to plan out our trip to Iceland.
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I didn’t realise that my biggest mistakes had already been made.
Check the deal thoroughly
The first mistake I made was not reading the deal properly. I found it on holiday pirates and it should have been around £200 each. I ended up paying £200 each on just the hotel and then had to pay the flights on top of that. I hadn’t properly checked what each cost would be so I ended up booking something which turned out to be way more expensive than I had anticipated
I didn’t really check the flight times or anything I just snapped up the deal really quickly. It turned out we landed in the evening so the first day was a write off. The last day our flight was at such a time that we basically lost almost the whole day because of transport times. We really only had one day in Iceland.
Check the times for attractions
I read maps and reviews continuously and knew what I wanted to see and where it was. I just happened to also not bother to check times of anything. This meant that we missed out on seeing the whales because we went to Dunkin’ Donuts before the pier. We also missed the Viking Museum because of eating first. Do not do as we did and miss out on the Hallgrimskirkja.
Our terrible timings meant we also ate mainly in the hotel and missed out on a lot of cool Icelandic experiences.
Know where your hotel is
I also didn’t really check the location of the hotel. I booked it up and only realized later that it was a good walk from the city centre. This meant that when we landed it was pretty much already too late to go to the town.
Know whats included in your stay
Our cost didn’t include breakfast, or access to the pool. This cost us a huge chunk more money and time was lost trying to work it all out and fit it in around everything else.
Pick your days wisely
We had hoped to enjoy some drinks on the beautiful Icelandic streets as we had read so much about how much fun it was. The problem was we booked up for Tuesday-Thursday. No one parties on the weekdays.
Check out what we did manage to do in on our trip to Iceland.
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