Iceland Travel

4 Days 3 Nights In Iceland Itinerary – Part 1

First time to Europe in 2016 travel in winter and decided to catch aurora once in my lifetime. Iceland was shortlisted in the trip. Switzerland is about the alps, Paris over the Eiffel tower while London, the London eye, Big Ben, London bridge. Without further ado, let me share with my days in this trip.

I bought the three telco sim card for $40 sgd from ebay which has 12 GB data for 1 month. And i can use through out my whole trip. Network was slow in paris and london train.  

Brief Introduction about Iceland

A beauty of nature place with waterfalls, volcanoes, geysir, glacier and the most iconic the northern lights. Reykjavik the capital and the largest city in Iceland holds almost two third population, while Iceland has a relatively small population against the size of the country. Winter are slightly cheaper than summers and the days are shorter during winters the chance of seeing northern light is higher. Winter period: Nov to Mar average temp at 0 to 3. Sunrises around 10am and set at 4pm for us in November it means shorter time to visit the scenery in the day.

Coming to Iceland recommended to rent a car and drive, basically other than blue lagoon, by visiting the nature are absolutely free. However, you will need to rent a car to travel otherwise join the tour group.

We chose the thrifty car rental overall experience was good though there was an indicating signal flashing during our rides, but it didn’t affect our journey. I took one of the OB discount card for pumping petrol that was available on their desk. Upon returning, no extra charges incurred.

Flight Information

Singapore - London - Iceland - Frankfurt - Switzerland - Paris - London

Flight from Singapore to London
Flight via Malaysia Airline, Airbus A380 for the long flight is definitely more comfortable
Cost: 908.3 SGD per pax
Duration flight: 1 Hr from SG to KL, transit time 50 mins, 13 hrs
Time difference to note:
Singapore is 7 hours ahead of london
Singapore is 8 hours ahead of Iceland
Singapore is 6 hours ahead of Paris & Switzerland

Flight from London to Iceland
Flight via Icelandair
Cost: 90.71 GPB per pax
Duration flight: 3 hrs

Flight from Iceland to Frankfurt
Flight via icelandair
Cost:114.49 GPB per pax
Duration flight: 4.5hrs

Accommodation in Iceland - Reyjavik

Accommodation: Rey Apartment 
Cost : SGD 180 per pax for 3 nights
Address: Grettisgata 2A (estimate 45 mins drive from Keflavik Airport via route 41)
Power Plug: 2 round pin
Currency rate: 77 ISK : 1 SGD
Check on the Exchange Rates at the Keflavik Airport

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Rey Apartment
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Places of Interest in Iceland - Day 1 19 Nov 2016

Aurora Hunting

We booked our aurora tour with Gray line, at 7pm since we didnt catch on the first night, we book on our last night and there is no extra charges. They guarantee you 2 years you can book with them again if you didnt manage to catch the aurora.They drove us to Thingvellir which is 40mins drive to catch the northern lights.
The Aurora is really phenomenon! Download the aurora photo taking app. Maintain high exposure and bring tripod.

The dark sky came across the aurora and they are moving and dancing changing of colour. It is so mind blowing and the sky are filled with stars. It is really freezing but what caught in our eyes beats the cold. We try to snap as much as we could and it was really excited how it is to see aurora in my lifetime. I am fortunate enough that the trip is fruitful. The heat pack I brought along doesn’t help to keep me from the cold. The cold up there is extremely freezing. We had a good 1 hour to snap shot and get ready to go back it was rather early where the trip end at 11pm plus when the aurora start to fade and we bid good bye.

Places of Interest in Iceland - Day 2 20 Nov 2016

The black sand beach
Wild Icelandic horse
Skogafoss
Selandjafoss
Bonus Supermart

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Places of Interest in Iceland - Day 3 21 Nov 2016

The blue lagoon
Gullfoss Fall
Strokkur Geysir
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrímskirkja Church

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

 

Strokkur Geysir
Strokkur Geysir
Strokkur Geysir

Places of Interest in Iceland - Optional

If time permit, suggest to go further to the following suggested place

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Ice Cave Tour
Famous Solheimasandur Plane Crash
Vik 

These attractions are further down to the east of iceland. You will required to book with tour to bring you to the Ice Cave.

What to eat in Iceland

Pylsuhusid Hot Dog House
Pylsuhúsið, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland
Opens: 10am - 11pm

We didnt try, but you can choose either this or the one below.

Bæjarins Beztu hot dogs
Tryggvagata 1, 101 Reykjavik
 Opens: 10am-1am
*Hot dog is 420 ISK

Dont look very appetiizng as they didnt take care of the presentation upon preparing. As for the taste, still alright as the hotdog is a mixture of different meat and with the crispy onions that added points to it.

Sveitagrill Miu -Mia’s Country Grill
Address: Skogar | Skogar, South Region, Hella 861, Iceland
Opens: 12pm - 4pm
*Fish & Chips 2,000 ISK, Vegetables soup 1,000 ISK

You will encounter the red wagon after visitng the skogass fall. The local fish & chip is a must try although it may cost almost 26 SGD for 1 set. The vetables soup is really tasty especially in cold weather.

Bonus Supermart
Bónus Reykjavík, 1, Hallveigarstigur, Reykjavík, Iceland
Opens: 10am - 7pm
Or the one we visit after the fall about an hour drive, back towards Reyjavik, located on the left
Bonus Supermat
Larsenstræti 5
800 Selfossi

Recommend to buy at Bonus supermart as it is 30% cheaper than other mart. Bonus hotdog bun and hotdog is a must buy. They sell anything that you need. However, you can always pre pack some rice , seasoning sauce  where you can marinate some drumstick or porkchop that you can buy from Bonus. Or to stir fried vegetables.
They do sell rice in packets of box.

Eating out in Iceland is not going to be cheap.

38 comments

  1. Hi Shuxian,

    I planned to visit Europe in Dec 18, may I have your 14 days Iceland, Switzerland, Paris and London’s itinerary for reference ?

  2. Hi Shuxian,

    Your bog is very informative. May I have your 14 days Iceland, Switzerland, Paris and London’s itinerary

  3. Hi Shuxian,
    Your blog is really informative, would you mind sharing the itinerary for iceland, switzerland, Paris and London?
    Hope to hear from you soon, thanks!

  4. Hi Shuxian,

    Do you mind sending your itinerary to me? I’m keen to go these places which you have visited.

    Thanks!

  5. Hi Shuxian,

    Your blog is super informative.
    May I get a copy of your Europe trip itinerary?
    We are planning to visit this September.
    Thank you.

  6. Hi.

    Very useful info indeed. Can you send me a copy of itiniery please?
    Am planning for honeymoon trip to there too! Is it safe to drive in Iceland with the slippery roads?

  7. Hi,

    Thanks for the detailed info, indeed very good tips. May i check if driving in iceland is dangerous?
    Will it be driving on snow?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Sherilyn,

      Iceland road are very light traffic and they are just straight roads. One thing is most of the time is one lane thus overtaking will eat into other lane. It was safe to drive in iceland however, need to ensure is a 4 wheel drive car and the wind over there can be pretty strong so do have a better pick for the car. Not forgetting car insurance from the rental company.

  8. Hi Shuxian,
    Good day! I am planning a trip to Europe.Dont mind if can share your 14days itinery?

    Thanks and regards,
    Peter

  9. Hi,

    Do you mind sharing the itinerary as well as the accommodation and expenses for the 2 weeks of Europe trip?

    1. Hi,

      I had email you itinerary.
      Well for the flight and accomodation and transport fees mention on my blog. Basically overall spending for the whole trip is almost 8k sgd (include shopping but exclude my Prada handbag)
      Total I spend 10k for everything.

  10. Hi! Your trip looks great and I am interested in your itinerary. You mind send me an email for the 2-week Europe itinerary?

    1. Hi Jessie,

      I had email you as per of your request.
      Do check them out hope it is useful.
      Hope u have a wonderful trip in Europe.

  11. Hi Shuxian,

    Your blog is really informative, would you mind sharing the itinerary for iceland, switzerland, Paris and London?
    Planning honeymoon this December.

    Hope to hear from you soon, thanks!

    1. Hi Adeline

      I had drop you an email of the itinerary which also include IcelandSwitzerland Paris n London

  12. Hi Shuxian,

    Your blog is very informative.
    May i get a copy of your full Europe itinerary (Iceland, Switzerland, Paris and london)?
    Planning for a honeymoon in December 2018

    1. Hi Thiya,

      Thanks for the compliment. I had email you the Europe trip itinerary. Hope it is useful and comprehensive enuff to aid on your planning for ur trip

  13. Hi Shuxian, am also planning a trip to Europe this year. Able to send me your full itinerary (Ice land , Switzerland, London, Paris) for reference? Thanks in advance!

  14. Hi Shuxian
    Awesome info on the trip!
    Thank you for what you do for us!
    Would you mind sharing Europe itinerary with us?

  15. Hi Shuxian,

    Your blog is very informative.
    May i get a copy of your full Europe itinerary (Iceland, Switzerland, Paris and london)?
    As i would like to plan for my honeymoon but not sure where to start from.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Vanessa,

      Thanks for the compliment. I had drop the itinerary to your email, hope it is helpful. You can always check with me if you have any doubts.

      May you have a enjoyable honeymoon!

  16. Hi, great blog and very informational. Is it possible to share with me your itinerary for your Iceland Europe trip? Am planning for one myself too =)

    1. Hi Jasmine,

      Glad that my blog is informative for you. Do you need Iceland itinerary only.
      During my europe trip i travel to iceland, switzerland, Paris and london.

      1. Hi,

        I am amazed by your blog. Possible to send me your itinerary for the whole trip? I was intending to plan for my honeymoon too, but not sure where to start from.

        1. Hi Cher,

          Sorry for the late reply was celebrating my birthday on 9 march. And i didnt saw your comments. Oh, i will drop you an email of my trip. Hope it is useful for you. If you have any enquiry do let me know!

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