Best 7 Day Iceland Road Trip Itinerary

Iceland is one of the easiest places to travel for the solo wanderer, and has been one of my favorite destinations since I visited last year.

With a population of just 300,000 people, it seems like everyone knows each other. Reykjavik has a small-town vibe, it’s practically crime-free and there are amazing attractions like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, the Ring Road, and lots of winter activities!

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I absolutely love planning out trips, so I was super excited to create this ultimate 7-day road trip itinerary in Iceland! There’s so many great locations, that it was hard to choose some over the other, but I think for the most part, we were able to experience everything we wanted on this trip to Iceland.

DAY 1 | Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon

DAY 2 | The Golden Circle, Waterfalls and Solheimasandur

DAY 3 | Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon

DAY 4 | East Fjords, Djupivogur and Myvatn

DAY 5 | Godafoss, Akureyri, Hvammstangi

DAY 6 | Holmavik and Stykkisholmur

DAY 7 | Kirkjufell, Hellnar and Reykjavik

It’s extremely easy to travel on your own. You can go in to any one of the booking centers on the main street Laugavegur and sign up for a glacier hike or horseback ride.

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You can rent a car and drive out to the wild countryside within a few minutes—though do be sure to take a map and GPS, as rural Iceland can be quite rugged.

The country is just a 5-hour plane ride from the east coast. You can easily head over on Thursday afternoon, explore Reykjavik and do a day trip, and head back late Sunday.

Iceland Airport – The map of airports in Iceland shows the location of international and domestic airports.

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Latrobe Airport – Spirit Addition at Pittsburgh Facility Means ‘More Business for Everybody’

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (IATA: LBE[2]ICAO: KLBEFAA LID: LBE) is a public airport in the eastern United States, located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, two miles (3 km) southwest of Latrobe and about 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. It is owned by the Westmoreland County Airport Authority[1] and was formerly “Westmoreland County Airport.”

Spirit Airlines says it doesn’t expect nonstop flights it plans to introduce this spring and summer from Pittsburgh International Airport to destinations in South Carolina and Florida will adversely affect similar service offered at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

“I don’t believe there’s going to be an impact,” Spirit spokesman Paul Berry said Tuesday after the low-fare carrier announced planned operations at the Allegheny County airport.

The new service includes one daily flight to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Dallas-Fort Worth, beginning May 25; to Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas, beginning June 22; and to Houston and Los Angeles, beginning July 13. Travelers will be able to board flights from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., three days per week beginning June 15.

Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach also can be reached from Arnold Palmer Regional, where Spirit is the sole carrier offering regularly scheduled service. In a positive move at the Unity airport, Berry said Fort Lauderdale summer flights will expand to a daily schedule beginning May 25 rather than the normal five days per week. Fort Myers and Tampa are additional Florida destinations Spirit offers from the Unity airport.

“We see Latrobe Airport and Pittsburgh as two totally distinct and different airports,” Berry said, pointing out that the Palmer airport has the advantage of free parking. “They’re going to complement each other. It gives the people of the region more choices.”

Gabe Monzo, executive director of the Westmore-land County Airport Authority that operates the Unity facility, agreed.

“It will be more business for everybody and good for the consumers,” he said.

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Spirit’s Pittsburgh move “doesn’t change anything” at the airport near Latrobe, Monzo said. “We’re going to stay the course.”

That includes proceeding with budgeted work this year to rehabilitate and widen a runway and increase parking spaces. A proposed expansion of the airport terminal, with an estimated cost of at least $8 million, will have to wait until funding can be found, Monzo has said.

Spirit’s arrival in 2011 has been the major boost in passenger traffic behind the Westmoreland authority’s expansion plan.

The number of inbound and outbound passengers soared from 64,013 that first year to 355,910 in 2015. That figure slipped to 289,832 last year, with Spirit attributing the unprecedented drop to its decision to eliminate flights from the Unity airport to Chicago and Las Vegas that weren’t meeting profitability goals.

Berry noted Spirit’s expansion in Southwestern Pennsylvania mirrors its presence in Ohio, where he said it offers complementary flights originating from two airports that are not far apart — in Cleveland and Akron-Canton.

At Pittsburgh International, Spirit will join 15 existing carriers, including budget airlines Frontier and Allegiant. Spirit’s service to Los Angeles will restore a second daily flight from Pittsburgh to the West Coast city, a route that American Airlines recently dropped. Southwest Airlines also has an L.A. flight.

Source:

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12308610/palmer-airport-officials-says-spirit-addition-at-pittsburgh-facility-means-more-business-for-everybody

Valencia Airport Travelguide

The airport is situated 8 km. west of the city, in the city limits of Manises. There are a frequent bus-service from the terminal to the city centre, metro line and taxi-service.

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Valencia Airport (VLC) is – also known as Manises Airport- is the eighth most visited airport in all of Spain; approximately five million passengers use the airport every year. Despite the large volume of travellers who use the facility, Valencia Airport only has one runway. It currently services flights to a large number of European destinations; these destinations include flights to Kiev, Paris, Rome and Bucharest. There are also a wide number of domestic services to popular Spanish holiday destinations.

Valencia is Spain’s third most populous city and is located on the eastern coast of the country. This is a wonderful location that allows visitors the opportunity to arrange a car hire Valencia Airport and take a drive along the Mediterranean coastline. As for Valencia itself, the city welcomes car users and drivers would be well-advised to take in some of the local historical sites. Valencia has some wonderful Roman ruins that now are over almost two-thousand years old. The centre of the city houses the Llotja de la Seda, this is a UNESCO world heritage site. Meanwhile, visitors with an interest in art should visit the famous Museu de Bellles Arts de Valencia.

Public transport is also available with 2 underground train lines linking the airport with the port and city centre. It takes around 25 minutes to reach Carrer de Colón, where a variety of onward travel options are available. The metro line 3 covers the journey into Valencia city centre, the port and the wider metropolitan area. Passengers can access the metro underground train station via the ground floor of the regional flights terminal.

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There are two underground lines which link the airport, the city centre and the port: the line 3 (Rafelbunyol-Aeroport) and the line 5 (Marítim Serrería – Torrent Av. / Aeroport). The station is at the ground floor of the regional flights terminal. The journey takes around 25 minutes. Tickets: €4.90 (3.90 + €1 for the card)

To City centre: lines 3 or 5 – Xativa station.
To Nord Railway Station: lines 3 or 5 – Xativa station.
To Joaquin Sorolla Railway Station: lines 3 or 5 – A. Guimera station and line 1 – J. Sorolla station.
To port: line 5 – Grau Canyamelar station.

If you arrive late to Valencia, and want to be sure if you can get from the airport to the city center by metro, in this website you can check underground timetables for a date.

 

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People on the street and on buses go out of their way to give strollers the right-of-way, and kids are welcomed wherever they go. Store owners often dote on babies while their parents check out, and the fresco dining culture here is made even better by the number of small parks and open spaces for kids to run around.

I have to confess something. I kept something secret from you. Long time. Sometimes I do stuff like this, not because I’m mean, just because sometimes some parts remain unknown This included Valencia Spain. Maybe one of the best kept secrets of Spain. Everyone has been to Barcelona or Madrid, knows the beaches of Costa Blanca but Valencia isn’t that well-known…

Our journey through Spain’s Mediterranean coast started in Loret de Mar, after some days of great fun it was time to pack again, get a train and head to Valencia Spain. We didn’t have much time to stay in the city, so we did a good research and planned what to do in Valencia in just 2 days.

Valencia Spain, is an incredible city with an eclectic mix of old and new. It’s hard to recommend the best place to stay in Valencia, as the city is so big, but the old town is always a good place to start. Here are five things to do when you’re in Valencia!

Here are 5 things to do in Valencia Spain

City walking tour

Go to the beach

Try the local foods

Check out the street art

Cycle the old river

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