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My First Stay at a Canopy by Hilton Hotel — and The Verdict Is…

The grand opening of the Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre on Sunday, June 5, 2016 also marked the worldwide debut of the first hotel property of the Canopy brand — and I had the opportunity to stay in one of its 110 guest rooms during my first night in Iceland after a day of exploring the southern peninsula of the country.

This is probably the most extensive and detailed review of a Canopy by Hilton hotel property — which includes at least…

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A Penis Museum in Iceland? No Thanks

As I was driving west on Laugavegur in Reykjavik, I noticed a sign for The Icelandic Phallological Museum on the left. Wait a minute, I thought to myself. Is this actually a museum displaying…penises?!?

I parked the car and walked up to the building; and sure enough…

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Reykjanesviti: The Oldest Lighthouse in Iceland

Dating back to 1908 and serving both Reykjavík and Keflavík, Reykjanesviti is the oldest lighthouse in Iceland — and at only one kilometer, the distance from Gunnuhver Hot Springs near Möðruvallavegur is short enough that one can walk between the two places instead of drive.

Looming on Bæjarfell hill over the landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula, Reykjanesviti is constructed out of concrete; but…

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Across the Bridge Between Continental Plates in Iceland

Although I decided to drive around Iceland clockwise from Keflavik International Airport over a period of eleven days, the first thing I did after picking up the rental car was to drive approximately 20 minutes south to Miðlína, at which there is a literal bridge between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.

The sky vacillated between…

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Renting a Car in Iceland

Unless you plan on booking bus tours, renting a camper, or using a bicycle, the only way to travel to just about anywhere within Iceland outside of the capital city of Reykjavik is to rent a vehicle — and I needed transportation for eleven days…

…but going through the official Internet web sites of the rental car companies from which I usually rent a vehicle was an exercise in sticker shock for me when pertaining to Iceland. Rates were in the hundreds of dollars — a range of $500.00 to $700.00 for a mini or economy class vehicle for eleven days was not unusual.

I then decided to…

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To Iceland on Delta Air Lines in Economy Class

The flight from Atlanta to New York was a typical and uneventful flight operated by Delta Air Lines — complete with a snack and a drink — so this trip report will focus primarily on the flight from New York to Reykjavik aboard a Boeing 757-200(G) aircraft. The flight…

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A Much Better Uber Experience

I expressed how unimpressed I was with my first try at using Uber — which is a ride-sharing service — in this article. I have not used Uber before simply because ride sharing services in general were either too expensive; unavailable in whatever area in which I was located; or there usually was a better alternative to me…

…but despite my initial hesitation, I decided to try Uber again the next day. With this advice…

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Road Trip Around Iceland

A seemingly magical land which has been gaining popularity is the country of Iceland, which is home to greater than 350,000 people — more than two thirds of whom live in the greater Reykjavik metropolitan area…

…and the best way to see the country is by car. I recently took advantage of the opportunity to do just that, spending 11 days straddling continental plates, watching whales, and visiting waterfalls, craters, geysers, canyons, lava fields, hot springs, and other wonders which Iceland has to offer while driving clockwise around virtually the entire country.

If you…

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