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P L A N N I N G YO U R T R I P TO I C E L A N D from home to keep in touch with you. , hardly more than a domestic call within Iceland; Vodafone rates are higher. Your cellphone account can be continually restocked by buying pre-paid cards called Frelsi (Freedom) at gas stations and convenience stores around the country. To make sure you buy the right card, specify whether your cellphone uses Síminn or Vodafone. SATELLITE PHONES “Satphones” can be helpful in more remote parts of Iceland. Two providers serve the country: Iridium satellite phones get the best coverage, whereas GlobalStar phones get only marginal coverage with a weaker signal.
Oceanside bonfires are another 19 New Year’s ritual. For a more refined experience in Reykjavík, try the trumpet and organ recital in Hallgrímskirkja. 5 Iceland in the Off Season Tourists arrive en masse in June and disappear just as abruptly in early September, so Icelanders compare them to flocks of migrating birds. However, more and more visitors are coming in the off season, particularly for short vacations centered on Reykjavík. Nightlife and spas are major draws, and winter adventure travel—particularly backcountry skiing, glacier snowmobiling, and Jeep touring—is also catching on.
Midweek flights are often significantly cheaper. S. qxp 5/29/08 8:57 AM Page 21 GETTING THERE Iceland, pending availability. S. to London (with a free stopover in Reykjavík for up to 7 days) cheaper than a simple flight to Reykjavík. If you have any flexibility with your travel dates, sign up for Icelandair’s free “Lucky Fares” e-mail newsletter, which alerts you to special online-only fares. All fares, except for some special offers, are discounted for children under 12. ” Members earn extra miles by flying Air Iceland (Iceland’s main domestic airline), upgrading to “Saga” class, or patronizing a few partner companies.