Hi there! I'm going to Iceland in June to study abroad in Holar. What do you love most about Iceland, and where is your favorite spot to visit?
Hólar, interesting. Some sort of tourism studies or agriculture?
What I love most about Iceland is that it is unspoiled and you easily avoid people. This relates to your second question. There are many wonderful places, but the Vatnajökull glacier and particularly the Öræfajökull part of it is a special place for me. This is untouched by man, you usually can’t see civilization even in the far distances and your marks disappear in the snow behind you. The idea of being on top of the highest mountain of Iceland and having one of the world’s most powerful volcanoes under your feet is also appealing. Here’s a video I made of short trip to Öræfajökull last year.
When someone blogs an image and list no source, does it annoy you?
For example, (http://rerereview.tumblr.com/post/3831284174)
where as (http://haw-lin.com/) at least gave you a link through.
Wow I had not realized how widespread this pic was. One of the things I really like about tumblr is how it creates a chain of reblogs and likes. It’s always a pity when somebody breaks the chain. However what I feel is always most important is that the original source, not the original poster stays intact.
I see though that I’ve messed up myself with that on this pic and forgotten to list the original post from outside tumblr.
When is the best time to visit Iceland (I'd probably go for maybe 3 weeks or so).
All year! This all depends on what you want to do. The summer months are by far the most popular (June, July and August). July and early August are the warmest. June is almost as warm. July is the busiest tourist wise. If you plan to travel around camping, then the summer months would be best.
During winter there is a lot of interesting stuff to do as well. Most of that would best fit within a shorter trip than 3 weeks though. A winter or early spring trip would be great for visiting Reykjavík, going on super jeep tours, XC skiing trips, Heli Skiing, ice climbing or experiencing crazy Icelandic weather (happens all year actually).
In the previous question with the Nordic countries you meant: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia? Or does it include other countries as well, who are eligible for Icelandic student loans? I'm from the Netherlands, and I'm thinking of doing a study abroad in a country where education is free.
Regarding student loans I think you can only get them if you are from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland or the Faeroe Islands. I’m no specialist in this though. The education however is free. It is only in the two private universities, Reykjavík University and The University of Bifröst that you have to pay.
hello :] i'm nikki and im working on a project about aldeyjarfoss.
i was wondering if you know anything or any sites where i can know its information (such as volume, width, height, etc) about it? it would be a great help.
i've been search for a while and it's hard to find these information.
thank you so much!
You mentioned that education is free in Iceland. Is this true for foreigners as well, or just for citizens/residents of Iceland?
Yes this applies to all of the world’s children. For university the only fee you pay is like 50.000 ISK per year or roughly 400 USD. Living costs are high compared to many other countries and the price for books is high. Some foreigners are eligible for Icelandic student loans, at least citizens of the Nordic countries.
Hi! Visiting for the first time in September. I'm concerned and curious about learning a little of the language. How important do you think that would be, and can you recommend a good book/CD/program? Thanks.
Everybody in Iceland speaks pretty good English, so there is no definite need to learn Icelandic. However as anywhere, making an honest attempt at the language is always welcomed. Learning at the least basic phrases such as (with rough phonetics):
Góðan daginn [go-than-die-in] = good day / hello
Hæ [hie] = Hi
Bless bless [bless-bless] = Literally “bless” but used as bye
Takk fyrir [taakk-fyrrir] = Thank you. Can also say simply “takk”.