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TravelWise

Reykjavik
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Reykjavik, Iceland, a trip our writer took during the winter off-season. “Bargain rates aside, winter offers a clearer view into the Icelandic psyche, which on long, cold nights created the original Icelandic sagas,” says TRAVELER editor Norie Quintos Danyliw. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Danyliw’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Reykjavik.















BASICS

Entering Iceland
www.iceland.org/list4.html
A direct link to entry requirements for U.S. citizens traveling to Iceland—provided by the Embassy of Iceland

Getting There
www.icelandair.com
Information, rates, and schedules for Icelandair flights

Making Telephone Calls
www.att.com/traveler/tools/codes.html
AT&T’s Web site lists country codes and calling information for numerous countries, including Iceland

Determining Time Difference
www.worldtimeserver.com/time.asp?locationid=IS
The current date and time in Iceland

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.vedur.is/english/index_eng.html
Forecasts and weather information for various parts of Iceland, as reported by the Icelandic Meteorological Office

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.tourist.reykjavik.is/eatdrink
Links and information on various restaurants in Reykjavik

Where to stay
www.hotelsiceland.com
Listings and room-rate information for discount hotels in Reykjavik

www.edda.is/english.htm
Information and descriptions of 16 hotels within the Edda group

um.margmidlun.is/icetour/acommodation
A guide to Reykjavik-area guest houses, campsites, hotels, hostels, and cottages

How to Get Around
www.bsi.is
Information on bike rentals and bus tours around Iceland and allows you to make room bookings online

THINGS TO DO

Activities
www.lonelyplanet.lycos.com/europe/iceland/attractions.html
Lonely Planet’s take on what to do and see when in Iceland

www.rvk.is
An extensive listing of things to do around Reykjavik, including mountain biking, golfing, and sailing

Cultural Events
um.margmidlun.is/icetour/general_info/index_list_of_events.html
A calendar of events that includes information on festivals, exhibits, and art-related activities in Reykjavik and surrounding cities

Nightlife & Entertainment
www.icelandculture.com
Commentaries on Iceland’s fashion trends and nightlife

Recreation Links
www.goiceland.org/activeland.htm
A guide to fishing, glacier touring, bird-watching, river rafting, and marathon running in Iceland

www.travelnet.is/activities/index.html
Links to Iceland’s golf courses and ski areas—plus, tips on hiking

TRAVEL GUIDES

Language Tools
www.travlang.com
Instruction on over 70 different languages, including Icelandic—plus, translating dictionaries and pronunciation guides

Map Links
www.goiceland.org/places.htm
Interactive maps of Iceland

plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/index.html?
id=362&size=medium&left=-24.54&bottom=63.39&right=
-13.5&top=66.54

A satellite map of Iceland created by National Geographic’s Map Machine site

MEDIA

Books
www.books-maps.com/IS/REK.html#books
A suggested-reading list, including traditional guidebooks, maps, and The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Icelanders

Magazines and Newspapers
www.icenews.is//ir
Index for Iceland’s quarterly English-language publication the Iceland Review—plus, headlines and news articles

Newspapers
www.mbl.is
Iceland’s largest newspaper, the Morgunbladid Netinu (information available in Icelandic only)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Icelandic Tourist Board
www.icetourist.is
Information on accommodations, transportation, museums, and tour operators—plus, event listings and photo galleries

Iceland Worldwide
www.iww.is
An Iceland yellow pages directory, an overview on Icelandic history, and a photo gallery

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