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Iceland day 2: the country discovery

20 July 2017 Comments (0) Adventure, Iceland

Iceland day 1 : The arrival at Keflavík Airport

After a pleasant 4 hours flight we landed at Keflavík International Airport earlier than expected at 23:00. The night is not really dark and last only 5 hours. Indeed sunset was at around 23:00 and sunrise at around 04:00.

First step is to get the car from the company Cheap Jeep. We booked a Hummer H3 to be able if needed to cross rivers and go on all mountains tracks.

We then decided to stay our first night in a hotel. To avoid to have to find a camp site and mount a tent at midnight. We stayed at the Stapakot Bed and Breakfast which was only 6 km from the airport.

The bedroom was very comfortable and the breakfast was included to the price (including coffee, tea and some cakes). We booked and paid in advanced the two rooms directly via booking.com. The owner sent me an email few days before with all the detail on how to enter the house and where are the rooms. The owner cat welcomed us and he seemed to be used to have visitors coming in the middle of the night.

Tomorrow plan is to visit the most popular tourist attractions and in the evening meet our colleagues from Íslenskir radíóamatörar, ÍRA (Icelandic radioamateurs) to get some advices about the country, propagation and all usefull informations.

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