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Old 12-19-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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I'm thinking of going to Iceland for 4-5 days during Memorial day and Bermuda for a 3 day weekend. This will be separate trips but I didn't want to make two threads. From my experience, it's better to plan out the trip before I buy any tickets... in case I want to fly out of somewhere else.

I asked around a bit and some people were telling me how they rented a camper in Iceland and drove around and camped and camping is free in Iceland!? Would that be a bad idea for a solo female traveler? If so, I can see if anybody would want to come with me. Is there a good place to start out and drive around and end up at the same place? I definitely want to visit the blue lagoon and see the northern lights.

As for Bermuda, I've been reading that the more time you can spend there the better, but I'm just looking for a laid back long weekend getaway by myself. I'm thinking this will be a lazy beach getaway... or am I wrong about this? I don't care too much about museums but I'm thinking about doing some diving there. Would 3 days be enough for that?
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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we are headed to bermuda in april . we will do some of the excursions. we are doing 5 nights 6 days
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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If you're a diver and you go to Iceland, you MUST dive the Silfra fissure, where you can touch the North American and Eurasian techtonic plates at the same time! It is HIGH on my list! You have to be dry suit certified, however, and the water is considered the clearest in the world.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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I would recommend renting a car, driving in Iceland was pretty easy and I would also suggest downloading Smartguide by Locatify. We used their Golden Circle tour and it was a great guide while driving. You could download it in advance and use it to help you plan any specific stops to help plan your drive better. I would also recommend either renting a portable wifi hotspot or making sure that you have adequate speed from your provider to make sure that the guide works well.

The blue lagoon was an amazing experience but if you have the time, you should also check out the other hot springs on the island, that is definitely on my list if I ever go back. Be prepared that you may not see the norther lights, it is a hit or miss kind of things but there are apps that can let you know if they are going to be visible during your stay. Also having a car will help you to get to so better viewing spots.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:27 AM
 
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Gots to be careful not to fall for cheap advertised prices by WoW airlines if you are travelling to Iceland.
By the time you add up the basic options, like luggage items and seat selection, the ticket cost would be about the same as other airlines - however, other airlines may serve you something to eat and drink. wow airlines won't. Not even water. You MUST buy it if you need it.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:33 PM
 
Location: La Jolla
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In Bermuda you will need to rely on taxis, the bus or ferry to get around. You can't rent a car there. My husband's family lives in Somerset and we stay with them and are close enough to walk to the beach at Somerset Long Bay or 9 Beaches. The water temperature should be around 75 degrees in May. Most Bermudians don't swim in the ocean until near the end of May since they don't like cold water. I don't know what your budget is, but Cambridge Beaches is a lovely resort (not cheap!) in Somerset and has a private beach.
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