The LWC is conveniently situated only 8 minutes from Reykjavik (KEF) International Airport. When you’ve arrived at the Terminal, simply go to the Tourist Information center & pick up our flyer from the advertising stand. On the back of our flyer you will find a map showing the route in a simple way to follow. Further more you can call us for assistance.
For two or more guests staying at the Little White Castle we would definitely recommend exploring Iceland with our private Chauffeur/Guide or by self driving. That way you decide when to take a rest stop, where to go, what to see & what time to spend at each place. If travelling alone & you only have one day to explore Iceland, you might want to consider scheduled bus tours but bus companies can rarely compete with the prices offered by Car rentals. However free bus tours are offered within Reykjanesbaer.
We have a saying in Iceland:”If you get lost in the Icelandic woods, simply stand up”. On the serious part however, it is pretty easy to find your way around in Iceland & a GPS (Navigation system) is available upon request at LWC.
Icelandic electrical standards are the same as other Northern European countries (50Hz, 240 volts) so North American electrical devices will require converters & or adapters. The sockets are two pin, so devices brought in from the USA and UK will require adapters. Don’t bring any type of hair dryer to Iceland – they are awfully hard to match up with a suitable converter due to astronomical power consumption. A hairdryer & Straightener is provided free of charge at LWC.
Fish, lamb & dairy products are the basics of the Icelandic diet. Icelandic fish such as cod, haddock, halibut,red-fish & lobster are caught in the waters of the North Atlantic, & has a reputation for superb quality. Freshwater salmon & trout are also popular during the summer months. The use of hormones in livestock is forbidden & sheep/lambs roam freely on mountain meadows during summer. Icelandic dairy has a delicate flavor produced by the clean environment & fragrant pastures that the herds are reared on. Try some of the Icelandic specialties such as Skyr, a skimmed milk curd. The Icelandic tap water is natural spring water & is considered one of the purest in the world & safe to drink throughout the country so there is no need to buy bottled water.
Alcohol is expensive in Iceland. There’s just no getting around that. But there are a few ways to reduce the cost. Make the Duty-Free your first stop. Located inside Keflavik Airport, the Icelandic Duty Free shop sells liquor at prices that are up to 75% less than those you’ll find in the state run liquor stores in Iceland called “Vínbúdin” (the only place to buy booze aside from the Duty-Free, bars & restaurants). All in all there are about 50 liqueur stores across Iceland.
The best time to see whales in Iceland is from May to September although some of the 23 species can be seen all year round. On inquiry we provide you with Whale watching tours with in walking distance & or Reykjavik. It is not uncommon to be able to see the whales from land also but on the boats you get to come in close contact with them.
Between September and April is typically the best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland and December, January & February tend to be the peak times. This coincides with the long dark nights at winter time, as opposed to the long daylight that accompanies Iceland’s summer. On inquiry, we provide you with a Northern lights Photo tour , guided by some of Iceland’s top Northern lights photographers who show you the tips & tricks used to shoot them.
The photos on our website showing near by attractions are shot by Jón Óskar Hauksson. Jón is a self-tought photographer who has won numerous awards for his photographs both in Iceland as abroad. More of his fabulous photos can be seen on his “flickr” site. All the pictures are Copyright Protected and can not be used without his written permission.