FC: Destination: Iceland | June 2011
1: I am so excited for my trip! I have planned your trip to Iceland in June so that I could enjoy the Festival of the Sea! I hope that everything I have planned does not take me over my $2000 budget.
2: PACK | - passport & plane tix - strong walking boots! - shorts & jeans - shirts & light jacket - bathing suit & conditioner - sunglasses & sunscreen - rain-gear (no umbrella) - sleeping mask - camera & charger - Eng/Icelandic dictionary
3: Currency | krona (ISK) 500 ISK = $8 USD 1000 ISK = $16 USD 5000 ISK = $80 USD
4: Getting there | - JFK Airport, NY to Reykjavic, Iceland - Icelandair non-stop flight -OR- - Delta (starting in June, they will be the 1st US airline to fly to Iceland!)
5: Don't forget your passport! | June 4-June 18 5.5 hour flight Icelandair $585 Delta $571 | Balance: $1429
6: Enjoy your stay! | $ Camping (2.75/night) $$ Hostel (13.50/wk) $$$ Guesthouse ($45/night) $$$$ Hotel ($53/night) $$$$$ Icelandair Hotel | bring an eye mask!
7: Hostel is the best bargain! $13.50 x 2 weeks = $27 | Balance: $1402
9: Regions West - whale watching, glacier hiking North - Iceland's 2nd city - whale watching, geological formations, bird watching, mud pools, hiking South - driving trips, puffin-spotting, hiking, cliff walks, black sand beaches East - glacier lakes, hiking Interior - lukewarm volcanic lakes, ice formations
10: Mostly all sites and attractions are free entry so it pays to rent a car to get around for $80/day
12: A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
18: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. -Joyce Brothers
20: "A truly rich man is one who's children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
23: "I'm so lucky as can be, the world's greatest Dad belongs to me."
24: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today"
26: Happy Father's Day Dad!! | "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana