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Your questions answered for our ICeland trip

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Have a question about the Under30Experiences Iceland trip?

Are there any optional activities? How much do they cost?

We’ve included many activities in the price of the trip, giving you plenty to do. However, we pride ourselves in helping you make the trip perfect for you. Therefore, we’ve sought out the best activities & vendors to help you have the experience you want.  

And don’t worry, your Trip Leader can help set up any of the following optional activities for you so you can sit back and enjoy your trip.

-Icelandic Horse Ride: approx. $85 USD for a 90-minute ride
-Volcano Museum on the Vestmanneyjar (Midnight Sun Only): $23 USD
-Blue Lagoon: Between $90-$300 USD per person

*Prices listed in USD, but must be paid in Icelandic Krona (ISK) or by Credit Card. 

Can I drink the water in Iceland?

A thousand times YES!

Drinking water from the tap is considered safe in Iceland and it is probably the best water you’ll ever taste... For environmental reasons, we recommend you use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water. Icelandic people may even make fun of you for buying bottled water! 

What are the accommodations like? How do you request a roommate?

You’ll be staying in a charming guesthouse in the countryside of Southern Iceland. Rooms are cozy and there are hot tubs onsite.

Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.  You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout.

If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge.  Please contact bookings@under30experiences.com.

Can I opt out of an included activity?

Of course! This trip is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.

Will we see the northern lights?

The Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon and is neither guaranteed nor 100% predictable. The Northern Lights are influenced by sunspots, solar flares, solar storms, and all sorts of science that we don’t fully understand.

Our accommodations are in the countryside far away from any light pollution, so if conditions are right, you’ll be in a great spot to see them!

*You won’t be seeing the Northern lights if you come in the spring or summer for our Midnight Sun trips. They can only be seen from September to April.

What is the physical level of activity on the Iceland trip?

Moderate - This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

How much time do we spend in Reykjavik?  

You will eat breakfast in Reykjavik on Day 1, and then after your itinerary ends, you'll have the option to be dropped off in the capital city to explore on your own.

If you’d like to fully immerse yourself in Reykjavik, we recommend you arrive a few days before the trip or extend your trip.

What if I have allergies and/or diet restrictions?

If you have any diet restrictions or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you as we want everyone to be well-fed! The guesthouses we are working with are able to offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Vegetarianism is pretty common around Iceland. You will be able to find vegetarian options in many restaurants in the country, especially in Reykjavik.

Those who are vegan or on gluten-free diets may find Iceland a bit challenging, and we recommend you bring your own snacks.

What is the nightlife like?

There is no nightlife in the small town where we stay, but typically travelers get together at the guest houses and have a great time. A local Base Camp organizes concerts, karaoke, and even yoga classes at times. We may even get lucky enough to connect with Icelandic artists in our effort to connect with the locals.

Nightlife in Reykjavik is popular, so stay longer if you want to check it out post-trip.

What is the best time to visit Iceland?

Spring and Summer are usually good times to visit Iceland with warmer temperatures, long daylight hours and short nights, especially in June & July where you’ll have the chance to see the Midnight Sun.  April is also a great time because daylight hours are longer but you still have the chance to see the Northern Lights.

In September, October, & November, temperatures are lower and it often rains, but this is also Northern Lights season.  You’ll have a higher chance of seeing them at this time.

The weather in Iceland is very unpredictable and can change quickly. It’s possible to experience all four seasons in an hour. Icelanders like to say, “If you don’t like the weather in Iceland, just wait 5 minutes!” For this reason, we highly suggest bringing waterproof layers and dressing warmly.

The average temperatures in March & April range from highs of 38-40°F to lows of 28-30°F.

The average temperatures in May & June range from highs of 51-55°F to lows of 43-47°F.

The average temperatures in September, October, November range from highs of 50-54°F to lows of 30-43°F.

What do I need to pack?

We DEFINITELY recommend having waterproof hiking boots, a waterproof rain jacket, and rain pants, multiple interchangeable layers (the temperature can change quickly), and a day pack with a waist belt.

We also recommend avoiding cotton clothing as it absorbs moisture very easily, and takes a very long time to dry. Wool or synthetic layers are much better for Iceland’s climate.

Check out our Ultimate Iceland Packing List!

What type of luggage is best?

The lighter the better! If you only have a roller suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag or backpack that would be better.  

You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day.

Can I still go to the Blue Lagoon?

On the final day of the trip, we can make a stop at the Blue Lagoon on our way to the airport to drop off any travelers who would like to visit. Please be aware that the Blue Lagoon has limited availability and tickets sell out far in advance.

We plan to be back in Reykjavik around 11 am. So, if you are headed to the Blue Lagoon on your own, you'll need to take the shuttle from Reykjavik for around $20. (~45-minutes)
 
As we ask everyone to book their flights for 3:00 PM or later, please pre-book your Blue Lagoon ticket for 12:00 PM or later if you wish to go on the last day of the trip (Day 5).

*Under30Experiences is not responsible for booking your entrance ticket. If you encounter any issue with booking a time slot or have any specific questions regarding your reservation, please contact Blue Lagoon Customer Service directly via email or by phone.

Please plan to spend at least 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon to fully relax and enjoy yourself.

See the Blue Lagoon’s website for more details.

Can we find ATMs in Iceland?  

You will be able to find ATMs in Reykjavik and in major towns of Iceland, but they are not very common in the remote places that you’ll be visiting in South Iceland. Credit cards are generally accepted everywhere.

Can we use our credit cards in Iceland? 

Credit cards are widely accepted by stores, hotels and restaurants in Iceland. Please let your bank know you’re traveling overseas.

How much should I budget for food and activities? 

Please be aware that Iceland is an expensive country. However, all breakfasts & dinners are included in your trip. Lunches will be on you.

The average cost of a lunch is between $20-$30. Only you know your spending habits, so if you plan on buying souvenirs, plan accordingly.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program last minute slots open up on sold out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals.

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Have a question that's not on this list?

Feel free to reach out to our all-star customer service team at info@under30experiences.com or by calling 1 (888) 839-2086.

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