Bring loads of money. Beer and wine is hugely expensive, but the scenery more than makes up for it. People go out really late in Reykjavik (and nowhere is open on a Sunday morning before 11). We went to some really nice bars and talked to a few of the locals who were all really nice.

Everyone should take the day tour from Reykjavik, which does the geysers, the site of the first democratic parliament, and Gullfoss waterfall, and the only land point where the earths plates are visible for the mid-Atlantic trench. You can actually see Iceland being pulled apart. I realise this may not interest most people, but plate tectonics was my favourite subject at school.

Iceland 1

Around the dock area you can find fish being dried in the wind.

© Paul Hyland 2012