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Smashy wrote:
Jul 13th, 2017 9:34 pm
Where did you guys book your Iceland flights? We're considering doing Toronto to Iceland round trip this September.
Rather amazingly for such a tiny island, there are three airlines that fly non-stop from Toronto to Reykjavik: Icelandair, WOW Air, and now Air Canada. WOW Air seems to have sales regularly (but they have very strict luggage allowances, so beware of extra charges), but with increased competition from Air Canada, everyone might get in on the flight deal game.
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Smashy wrote:
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Where did you guys book your Iceland flights? We're considering doing Toronto to Iceland round trip this September.
most famous ones are icelandair and wow air. OP said AC now flies there.
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I believe, AC is the cheapest.
WOW has a lot of hidden surcharges for checked luggaged.

Just pulled up random dates, Aug 7 to 15.
AC is $730.80 Direct both ways.
WOW air is $969.42 (WOW Plus , includes a checked luggage and carry on).
icelandair $1,427.80
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Smashy wrote:
Jul 13th, 2017 9:34 pm
Where did you guys book your Iceland flights? We're considering doing Toronto to Iceland round trip this September.
We booked flights on Iceland Air two weeks ago for $336 pp, return. We are going in November. We played around with dates until we found a combo that worked for us and was cheap.
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Jul 14th, 2017 4:48 pm
We booked flights on Iceland Air two weeks ago for $336 pp, return. We are going in November. We played around with dates until we found a combo that worked for us and was cheap.
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I believe, AC is the cheapest.
WOW has a lot of hidden surcharges for checked luggaged.

Just pulled up random dates, Aug 7 to 15.
AC is $730.80 Direct both ways.
WOW air is $969.42 (WOW Plus , includes a checked luggage and carry on).
icelandair $1,427.80
Thanks guys. We're looking at RT flights in Sept now, about one week trip, and Air Canada is cheapest (after factoring in checked bag) at around $664 leaving Mon/Tues, $740 Wed, $800 Thurs, $880 Fri and up to $904 leaving on Saturday. Some weekdays like Tues don't have direct flights.
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ya thats a great deal, it appears flights through YUL are not really full, hence the cheaper prices with a stopover there.
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If you plan on staying outside Reykjavik, make sure you can book places to stay in September. Iceland outside Reykjavik fills up months in advance.
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Any other specific recommendations on which tours (glacier walks, ice climbing, etc.) are good? We're doing the Google research too but I prefer first hand info from fellow trust RFD members.
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thinking of booking wow air for the middle of September. Going with a few friends for my bachelor party trip. We can only go from Wednesday night to sunday, that means we will only really have about 2-2.5 whole days there. I know this isn't enough, but would it be doable just to chck out a few sites and such or is this a complete waste of time?
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thinking of booking wow air for the middle of September. Going with a few friends for my bachelor party trip. We can only go from Wednesday night to sunday, that means we will only really have about 2-2.5 whole days there. I know this isn't enough, but would it be doable just to chck out a few sites and such or is this a complete waste of time?
You can do a Golden Circle day trip easily. You'll get a taste of the natural wonders of Iceland. If you rent a car, you can make it out a bit further, perhaps to Vik and back. Visit the Blue Lagoon either on the same day you fly out, or right after you land.

Note that the people of Reykjavik (Reykjavikians?) party HARD on Friday and Saturday nights, well into the early hours of the morning. You and your buddies will fit right in. Note that alcohol is very expensive though, as is everything else in the country. The locals tend to pre-drink, so you might as well do the same before hitting the town.
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Golden circle can be done easily, maybe 6 hrs depends how long you stay at each stop. Can do all the major stops on the south coast in a day. I went from Thursday to Sunday and i did both about 12 hrs back and forth for the south coast and 6 hrs for golden circle. and still have time to visit downtown to buy some gifts and drink some lamb soup.
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Any recommendations for a SIM card in Iceland, primarily to be able to make an emergency phone call if needed?
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Jul 25th, 2017 9:38 pm
Any recommendations for a SIM card in Iceland, primarily to be able to make an emergency phone call if needed?
We got one from the duty free shop at the Keflik airport. It's open 24 hours and gave us enough data for a week. Also pick up beer / alcohol from there too. It's much cheaper than any store in town.
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We got one from the duty free shop at the Keflik airport. It's open 24 hours and gave us enough data for a week. Also pick up beer / alcohol from there too. It's much cheaper than any store in town.
Great tip!

Anyone who has gone recently, did you bring much ISK cash? Or just used a credit card on pretty much everything?
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RolandCouch wrote:
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Great tip!

Anyone who has gone recently, did you bring much ISK cash? Or just used a credit card on pretty much everything?
they take credit card for everything. I took some cash out from the ATM when i arrived just in case. But did not spend any of it. Didn't get to try that famous hotdog place so not sure if it is cash only there or not.
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