In weekends (all year around) and every single day in summer you should book / reserve a table at the better Restaurants with some notice (few days if you can). You are likely though to be able to "cry your way" into most Restaurants if you are traveling in "groups of 2 people" :)… BUT [...]
Yes, it is very very likely. In the summer time the probability of seeing whales when going out from Reykjavik is more than 9 out of 10. You should kind of get a reward if you don´t see a whale (you actually do - as most whale watching companies offer you to go for free [...]
Puffins are here from sometime early June until mid August. They can be seen when sailing from Reykjavik (puffin spotting and whale watching), on the south shore, in Flatey in Breiðafjörður bay and in the Westman islands.
In case of emergency you call 112 (that´s our 911). For medical help you call 1770. Most pharmacies are open from 8 am to 4 pm. There is a pharmacy right next to Hilton : Lyfja, Lágmúla (Lágmúli is the street name) that is open every day from 8 am to 1 am.
First you should go directly to Thorvaldsens Bazar and if you find your sweater there BUY IT. Every single income is for children in need and we support this kind of greatness. If you do not find your sweater at Thorvaldsens Bazar you can go to the Wool Market (located on Ingolfstorg - about 10 [...]
The bus system in Reykjavik is a little complex (by the way we do not have any trains or subway system) but you can figure out your way here. Usually what you do though is to find a bus stop and just ask the driver of the next bus for directions (or the local people [...]
Yes you can. It is nice to run on the seafront in Reykjavik. There are nice running paths and the view is to die for… Just remember that the weather can turn against you without any notice ;) - Be prepared…
There are several work out places in Reykjavik. Hilton and Grand Hotel have a gym. The Blue Lagoon Spa in Reykjavik is a really nice Spa - You can also work out when you book your treatment / massage there ; (it is located in about 5 min walk from Hilton, which is about 25 [...]
Well, there are few things to keep in mind when driving in Iceland; a. We drive on the right side (very very important :)) b. You have to drive totally according to circumstances (when on gravel road, icy road, in fog / blizzard, etc = slow down) c. When you do stop the car for [...]
Very much so. We just recently have had to deal with something called "organized crimes". We have about 1 murder per year (and that usually is an act of jealousy / crime of passion)