Holiday Singapore Travel To Iceland Cheaply

Holiday Singapore Travel To Iceland Cheaply

Getting there

There are no direct flights to Iceland from Singapore.

Keflavik International Airport, the gateway to Iceland, is easily reachable via a three-hour flight on Icelandair or Iceland Express from London.

Fares may be as low as €112 (S0, one way, inclusive Revia online of taxes and fees).

The two airlines also serve other major European cities such as Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris, where many international airlines fly to and from Singapore.

From Keflavik airport, it takes about 45 minutes by airport shuttle to reach Reykjavik.

Visit www.visitreykjavik.is for details.

5 things to do in Iceland

1. Do visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal pool. It costs about 5,000 kronur () per person, inclusive of hotel pickups from Reykjavik and admission. Bathing in warm mineral-rich water and piling on silica clay all over your body in a lava-field setting is an unforgettable experience.

2. Do join the Golden Circle Tour to see the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, the Great Geysir (geyser) and the Iceland Thingvellir National Park. The bus tour starts from 8,000 kronur.

3. Do go on a Northern Lights Tour (about 5,000 kronur) to observe the aurora on a clear night between September and March. Or stay in wilderness lodges and resorts for a better chance of sightings.

4. Do stay up late to check out Reykjavik‘s vibrant and varied nightlife, even if it means having to battle jet lag or cold weather.

5. Do try modern or fusion Icelandic cooking, which is less intimidating than traditional fare such as fermented shark meat. An insider touted Fish Market (Adalstraeti 12) as Reykjavik‘s best restaurant. Its tasting menu for lunch, a steal at 3,900 kronur for four starters, two mains and one dessert, may include salad with smoked Icelandic goose and grilled Arctic char (a fish related to trout and salmon).

2 don’ts in Iceland

1. Don’t schedule too much time for museums in Reykjavik as they are relatively small. Even the National Museum of Iceland can be easily browsed within a couple of hours, with time left to hop through the National Gallery and the Einar Jonsson Museum.

2. Don’t try to buy Icelandic kronur in Singapore – most money changers don’t seem to stock it. As you enter the arrival hall at Keflavik International Airport, head straight for the ATM to withdraw your needed kronur.

Anastasia Fiatmita was crowned Miss Bali 2003 and Miss Indonesia Tourism 2004. Born and bred in Bali, she now blogs regularly at Bali Travel Guide where she gives free Bali information, tips and Bali Hotel Review. Do visit her recommended project – Search For The Cheapest Hotel Rates Across All The Booking Websites With Just One Click

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