Welcome to another post of helping a reader travel! As I’ve mentioned before, I have not been to every destination (unfortunately), but do get questions from friends and other blog readers on all sort of travel destination questions. Thus far, we’ve been able to help other readers travel to Maui, The Greek Islands, The Pacific Coast Highway, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Cape Cod & The Islands.
So this weeks travel destination includes Iceland. I received the following email from reader Meghan:
“My friend and I are planning a week in Iceland from Oct 29 through Nov 5. We’ve planned it around the Iceland Airwaves music festival in Reykjavik. We’re both huge outdoor enthusiasts and want to take a few day trips, and possible overnight trips outside of Reykjavik, on the days that we aren’t interested in any of the bands playing. I’ve searched the web and read some travel books, so I have a nice list of destinations and sights to see, but I’m unsure of how best to get to these places, considering the time of year that we’ll be visiting. Although I’m not a big fan of tour groups, I’m also concerned about driving around Iceland in November. I’m wondering if you or any of your readers have experience in Iceland in the off-season (i.e., not summer) and how easy or difficult it is to get around the country on your own. I’d also love to hear some tips about places/things to see that I won’t find in any guidebooks. Thanks!”
This sounds like an amazing trip! I’ve been eying a trip to Iceland for awhile now, but for some reason haven’t yet made it there. It is so close to East coast of the US and I’ve heard fabulous things. I will personally be looking to go for a 5 day trip at some point. There are also direct flights from Boston and New York (as well as some other cities) for cheap! I’ve seen flights as low as $550 in coach!
If you’ve been to Iceland before, let’s help out reader Meghan by commenting below. Also, if you have any upcoming travel where you need some help, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a featured “Help a Reader Travel” Monday special. Thanks!