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    Can anyone suggest any good trips, and sights to visit, that will apeal to explorers.

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    I've been there a few times.
    The Blue Lagoon is an absolute must! - and Krisuvik while you're out that way.
    Then Geysir, and Gullfoss whilst you're out there - maybe pick up Thingvellir (where the mid-Atlantic ridge is visible in the most spectacular way!).
    If you can find a suitable off-road bus - Thorsmork is beautiful and spectacular. You will need an Icelandic driver as this involves fording glacial rivers - which can be very dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. There are tour companies in Iceland offering this.
    Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss (both waterfalls and you can walk behind the latter) are also on the tourist route. Also, the road to them goes past where that volcano erupted.
    Whale watching from Reykjavik, or Husavik if you're in the north of the country.
    When I was last there there was a knife maker in Reykjavik who made some gorgeous knives (at eye-watering prices!).
    Dyrhólaey is a good place to visit in seabird nesting season -
    Alafoss is a shop specialising in traditional and modern Icelandic clothing - it's better than it sounds, honest.
    You could try Fjörugarðurinn in Hafnarfjordur - it's a restaurant that does authentic viking banquets. That'll test how adventurous their taste buds are!

    Let me know if there's anything else you want to know.
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    There are 19 of us from Woking Explorers now booked.
    Any one advise on the amount of pocket money to set for the scouts for one week.

    cheers
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    It's not as expensive as it used to be. If you stick to local foods and produce I would say the equivalent of 7 a day would be plenty.

    In the UK, the best place to buy your currency that I found was www.iceplc.com, but you get a better rate at the airport (or anywhere else) in Iceland.

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    There are 13 of us from Girlguiding Scotland coming to the camp this year. We are all looking forward to the adventure.

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    going to iceland 2012

    hi
    i was wondering if anyone was going to the Iceland National jamboree in 2012
    as i'm going and am unsure on what to do for flights and if i should bring a tent
    i've gone as a IST...first camp on my own
    just wanted to compare with anyone else going
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    We are flying from Gatwick by Iceland Express, who were the cheapest.
    And have hired tents, slleping bags from the campsite - look on thier website.
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    Hey,

    Just booked for some scouts and Explorers to go to the Jamboree from Scotland. Got a great deal on flight prices but not sure about the booking system any help welcome!!! Has anyone being to the Reykjavik city hostel before?

    The camp sight is worse than Scotland int he summer for large black flies after being there 5 years ago, bring a midge net and skin so soft!!

    Cheers

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    Girlguiding Scotland Registered us and I registered all the girls, but unfortunately I've made a couple of typing errors and not managed to amend them, so be careful. PM me if you need a hand and I'll give you my mobile number

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_minch View Post
    Hey,

    Just booked for some scouts and Explorers to go to the Jamboree from Scotland. Got a great deal on flight prices but not sure about the booking system any help welcome!!! Has anyone being to the Reykjavik city hostel before?

    The camp sight is worse than Scotland int he summer for large black flies after being there 5 years ago, bring a midge net and skin so soft!!

    Cheers

    Andrew
    I took a group if 60 to stay in the city hostel last august. Had a Brill time there. Harpa, the groups manager, was fantastic and helped book evening melas and prepared packed lunches for us. It's on the outskirts if the city though and not near the centre. It's a 20 mins walk away. A bit longer, but much more scenic is the coastal path you can follow from the hostel to the harbour.

    PM me if you want more info.

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    Anyone else from the Uk going.??

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    Been and come back !!
    It was a fantastic experience, and all our Explorers were sad to come home, have had a great time, and made so many friends.
    Anyone thinking of going.. do so, you wont regret it,

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