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What to do in Iceland(and how to find cheap tickets)

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Hello,

I have decided to attend the Seahawks vs Raiders game, Oct 13th in London, and decided to spend 4 days in iceland on one of the legs. I am trying to find the best deals from Seattle to London with stop in Iceland. Icelandair, flies directly from Seattle to Iceland, with free connections to London. Any tips on how to get the best deals through icelandair? Also curious on Norwegian Air, which has direct flight from Seattle to London for like $250. Is this like all the other new cattle car no thrills airlines? My big issue is that I am 6'6'' 275lbs with size 16 feet, and being stuck in tiny seats for that period of time sounds hellish. Not finding many other direct options, other than some very expensive British air flights.

And now for Iceland, what are you must sees, if you have 4 days to explore? Thanks

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I am your size and flew IcelandAir. It wasn't the roomiest airline, but much better than American and Delta.

As for what to do. We did a full day ATV tour. Pricey, but it was a blast.

https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/...a-lifetime

We did the golden circle tour. It was ok. Tried doing the northern light tour, but was cancelled due to cloud coverage. Went to blue lagoon and the wife loved it.

Everything is expensive in Iceland so don't bother trying to find cheap stuff to do. Our hotel was pretty good and had an excellent included breakfast.
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Three of us rented an apartment in Reykjavik and it was a great price compared to a hotel. Really enjoyed doing the all-day Golden Circle tour too. Best advice for the Northern Lights is too just rent a car for a day and drive somewhere remote rather than pay for an expensive tour. The cheapest beer we found was in the Kiki Queer Bar! They had a great happy hour and were just round the corner from The Big Liebowski Bar.

Be careful with those airlines. They will hit you with charges if you are over weight on your luggage.
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We traveled to Iceland in June 2017, counterclockwise on rental car https://rental24h.com/
The average tourist arrives in the country for 10 days. At this time he will have enough interesting places in the area of ​​the route number 1, and it is perfectly passable by the most "non-inverted" cars - we went for a drive to the Hyundai Getz. We went on it everywhere and everywhere we wanted. And in all the interesting places we met similar economical and cheap cars for patency. And huge jeeps, whose drivers gloomily watched as we make our way on our inexpensive car, and were sad for their wasted money.
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Iceland isn't cheap, but you are going slightly off season.

If you rent a car, fill out the preexisting damage form listing every little scratch and window chip. It's a profit center for the rental car companies there.
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We traveled to Iceland in June 2017, counterclockwise on rental car https://rental24h.com. The average tourist arrives in the country for 10 days. At this time he will have enough interesting places in the area of ​​the route number 1, and it is perfectly passable by the most "non-inverted" cars - we went for a drive to the Hyundai Getz. We went on it everywhere and everywhere we wanted. And in all the interesting places we met similar economical and cheap cars for patency. And huge jeeps, whose drivers gloomily watched as we make our way on our inexpensive car, and were sad for their wasted money.
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Iceland is very expensive, more expensive than NYC or London so just be prepared for that.

I've flown Iceland Air and it wasn't too bad for hubby who is 6 feet tall and a big guy overall. The nice part is on the refueling layover they clean the plane and you get to stretch your legs before re-boarding for London (or the USA depending on when you do your Iceland tour) and there's no customs to go through as they keep the passengers in a secure lounge. You have to pay for meals on the plane or bring something with you though and every thing onboard is much more expensive than on other airlines.

If you check one of the websites that show the airline seating charts you might be able to snag one of the wing emergency exit row seats as they have more legroom, as do the seats that are there at the regular exit.
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If you need any tips for London, I can help with that. We go fairly often to see family in the UK and usually spend several days in London while over there before flying to where DH's family lives.
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