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Old 01-18-2016, 11:29 AM   #1
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Iceland help

Going for a week in Feb

Any help packing. 3 days in Reykjavik, 3 days touring the country, and another 2 days in the city.

Bringing the go pro, really warm jacket, good boots and my gf. Any other tips from people who have gone?
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:56 AM   #2
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Bring a really good camera.

I'm jealous, Iceland is a bucket list place for me to visit. Expect to hear all about it when you get back.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:16 PM   #3
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bring a flashlight. in winter the day is like 4 hours long lol
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:21 PM   #4
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lol I'll tell you all about it sam
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i'm jealous. want to go there badly.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:34 PM   #6
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I second the good camera, drives me nuts that people think they can get truly good pics on their phones, yeah for Facebook or instgram they are great, but if you want real photos that you may print some day you need a decent camera.
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Yup.... The camera is a great recommendation
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will the hero 4 be good? I don't really want to buy a new one and carry it around lol
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The GoPro sucks donkey nuts as a camera. It's great for video and taking mediocre still photos in less than desirable conditions but that's about it.

If you want good photos at a good price in a more portable format, go pick up a Sony A6000 with lens for ~$600 and thank me later.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:22 PM   #10
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will the hero 4 be good? I don't really want to buy a new one and carry it around lol
Someone you know has to have a decent camera
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yea but I don't want to worry about it. Hmm.
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Yeah GoPros aren't great for photos, invest in a decent camera they are worth it, Canon T5i is a great camera, you won't regret it.

They can suck to lug around though.
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http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/icela...kjavik?month=2

Holy schnikeys, their days get longer by 3 hours from Feb 1 to Feb 29.
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Going for a week in Feb

Any help packing. 3 days in Reykjavik, 3 days touring the country, and another 2 days in the city.

Bringing the go pro, really warm jacket, good boots and my gf. Any other tips from people who have gone?
Gonna have a fvcking miserable time, not to mention, a seriously dangerous time if that's the prep your taking for one of the most hostile weather environments on the planet. Where are you staying? What are you driving? Where are you going?Do you have the gas stations mapped? Do you have contact numbers in case of emergency? Do you have head to toe arctic rated clothing? This isn't some trip you can take with a backpack and a clif bar.

As for cameras, why a go pro? Are you doing something extreme that you need to capture? Buy/rent a quality still camera, learn how to store it when not in use in subfreezing temps, and make sure you plan your days accordingly to deal with very small daylight windows. Having said all that, Unless you are looking to see the northern lights, you are much better off pushing the trip to iceland off to the summer, where you can see all the beauty the county has the offer. The hotsprings and aurora can be had for much less money on your own continent. (ie Banff in British columbia)

(above post is only if you actually want to have an adventure and actually see some stuff. If you are planning on simply circling the island on the single road and checking out stops along the way, then you can disregard it, but again, you can see more interesting stuff much closer to home.)
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3 days in Reykjavik
Is that where they make Reyka vodka? Drink a lot of it.
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This is why i love this forum lol
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This is why i love this forum lol
Iceland in the winter is for a very specific type of vacation, and you need to know exactly what you're going over there for. Reykjavik is a pretty boring city, especially for 3 days.

http://luxeadventuretraveler.com/tip...g-road-winter/
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