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    Iceland (the country, not the shop) - worth the cost?


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    My gf and I are considering a week in Iceland in Nov - northern lights, blue lagoon, yada, yada.

    Thing is, I can't really think of anything to replace "yada, yada" with and I was shocked at the prices of everything other than the flight (average airbnb price is 115, food looks dear etc). It's not the cost per se that's the issue, it's the thought that we could easily go much further afield for the same price - Boston or St Petersburg, for example.

    Is there more to do/see in Iceland that make it worth what seems to be very high prices?
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      For four or five days it's great and lots to do and see. Any more than that - well,
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      Iceland is very expensive food and drink wise too, at least it was when I went years ago. There are tons of waterfalls to go see, best 2 for me were Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss. There are also glacier hikes, some where you can walk through the glacier caves too. You can go whale watching, but I believe the Icelandic still prefer to hunt them
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      My gf and I are considering a week in Iceland in Nov - northern lights, blue lagoon, yada, yada.

      Thing is, I can't really think of anything to replace "yada, yada" with and I was shocked at the prices of everything other than the flight (average airbnb price is 115, food looks dear etc). It's not the cost per se that's the issue, it's the thought that we could easily go much further afield for the same price - Boston or St Petersburg, for example.

      Is there more to do/see in Iceland that make it worth what seems to be very high prices?
      Edna's just come back from there ?
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      I've heard that they have a quite interesting museum ��
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      Edna's just come back from there ?
      Oh?

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      In my opinion, no. Very expensive to get to, to eat and drink, the offerings are not great and the place dreary. Yes there are parts which are breath taking, as there are in many other parts of the World, I wouldn't go again and, based on the experience, with hindsight shouldn't have gone in the first place.
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      Full Icelandic's who generally are CJTCs*.

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      Take as much food and alcohol with you as possible, watch out for midges too
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      NSC's collective decision, thus far at least, appears to be no. It's high up on my wish list, but might use it for a shorter break.

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