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Need help with 19 hour layover

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Need help with 19 hour layover

At the end of a week trip to Italy, my daughter (23) is arriving at KEF at 2:20 am on Sunday, July 8. She is planning on being picked up at the airport by the AirBnb (which is 5 minutes from the airport) and will sleep then through late morning. Check out time is 11 am. Her flight leaves that same evening at 9 pm. The Blue Lagoon is already sold out during the times that would be convenient. She would like to see some of the natural beauty of the area but has found that many of the tours start early in the morning or are based in Reykjavik. She would prefer not to rent a car unless necessary. Would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!

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1. Re: Need help with 19 hour layover

There is one or two other "19 hour layover" threads from the past few days. Use the search box or page back to see the suggestions.

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2. Re: Need help with 19 hour layover

The location of the Air BnB is a factor. If it’s In the town of Keflavík, she could simply go to the local geothermal pool, walk around to see Iceland small-town life, have a meal, and so on.

If the Air Bnb is located at the end of a country lane, however, the issue might be how she gets from the Air BnB to the airport (where she can take a bus to the city) and also where she can stash her luggage.

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Thank you for the suggestions. I am not sure about luggage storage but the Airbnb is in Keflavik. Can you share the name of the local geothermal pool? Do you think the cost of a taxi from that geothermal pool to the airport would be very expensive?

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4. Re: Need help with 19 hour layover

The name of the pool in Keflavík is Vatnaverold, but Keflavík is small, and local people will help direct her to the pool. This is a public pool with in and outdoor heated swimming lanes, as well as hot tubs and a water slide. You mentioned the Air BnB owners will be picking her up. She should communicate with them about her situation. They may take her back to the airport if it is close by, or know if there is a bus or other reasonable way to get back to the airport. Similarly, even if she has to check out several hours before flight time, they may be willing to store her luggage or suggest a place to do so. Icelanders are very helpful and kind.

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5. Re: Need help with 19 hour layover

If she is willing to go on a tour at 10 am she can check out Reykjanes Tours who pick up from places in Keflavík and drop off at the airport.

The Reykjanes Circle tour would fit her timeframe, maybe even the Golden Circle tour.

http://www.reykjanestours.is/day-tours.html

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6. Re: Need help with 19 hour layover

Those are really helpful suggestions. Thank you for the name of the pool and luggage storing suggestion. She has emailed the tour company and hopes to hear back from them. That timing would work really well!

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