November 23, 2017

Icelandair Experience

It was raining in Norway but rain or shine, off we went to the airport. We had mixed feelings on our way to the airport because this is also our last day at my mom’s place. I don’t know when are we going back again. But at the same time, my son and I were excited because we’re going to Iceland. To be honest, I did not know that this dream will become a reality, how I wish my husband was with us too. 
Our flight is 14:55 but we left as early as 7AM in Ørland to catch the first Ferry trip. We took a taxi to the seaport, rode the Ferry for one hour and walked to the bus station. We rode a bus to the airport, it is more or less 40 minutes travel time. We went straight to Radisson Blu Hotel to leave our luggage and we walked back to Trondheim Airport to check-in. 

Read: Glimpse of Trondheim Airport 

We were so early in the airport so we ate twice, one in Pizza Hut and late lunch at Simply Good Eats and Treats. Naubusan na rin kami ng free wifi sa kakahintay. Good thing the flight was not delayed. 



Trondheim to Reykjavik



Finally, Iceland here we come. My son was happy because he has an entertainment kit. This is free for kids and you can bring it home. We did not know that we can take it home, sayang iniwan namin yung headset, but of course on our way back, inuwi na namin yung kit. Hehehe! 



The fare is not cheap so I was expecting that there is complimentary food but we were wrong, we only have complimentary drinks. Thank God, we ate already and the kids have free food. This is the kid’s meal, apple juice, croissant, and raisins.




The flight is more or less two hours but you won’t get bored because there is an in-flight entertainment. 



After two hours, we arrived at our destination. We went straight to the baggage carousel and I was worried at first because we did not pass the immigration. So I was searching the internet, feeling ko baka di kami makalabas pauwi. I told my mom na baka siya lang ang di dadaan kasi iba passport niya pero ganun pala talaga, walang stamp upon arrival since Schengen Visa na nga, pag exit na lang ulit namin ng Europe (Schengen) ang stamp. Now I knew. 

Read: How to Apply for Schengen Visa via VFS Global Norway 

I was surprised when I saw the crowd at the airport, ang dami pala tourists sa Iceland. It is really a tourist destination. 

Reykjavik to Trondheim with one stopover in Bergen

After 3 days, I wish we could extend our trip but we have to go back home. Our flight was early as 8AM, I was thankful that my aunt’s house was just a few minutes away from the airport so we don't need to wake up early.  



We use the self-service check-in kiosks for check-in but we still fell in line for our check-in luggage. Just choose your airline, scan your passport and follow all the steps. Then wait for your boarding pass and luggage tag. It is a challenge to put the luggage tag, nasanay na kasi tayo sa Pinas na may taga assist, but in Europe uso ang self-service check-in. We also did this during our flight from Oslo to Trondheim. 

Read: Trip to Norway



Keflavik International Airport is not that big so you won’t get lost. When we went to the boarding gate, there are only limited chairs so ending, nakatayo kami kakahintay. So it is better to go there on boarding time na. 



Here’s the kid's complimentary meal on our way back to Trondheim, juice, banana, raisins, and yogurt. 



Our flight has one stopover at Bergen, Norway. We did not go out of the plane anymore. We just waited inside the plane, hindi ko man lang nasilip ang Bergen. Hehehe!





Upon arrival, we went straight to Radisson Blu Hotel to pick up our luggage and rest. We need to rest because the following day, we’re going back to the Philippines, mahabang-habang biyahe. End of Vacation. 

Read: Reykjanes Peninsula Tour 

5 comments:

  1. Hahaha. Makes me wonder din if the headset we used on board the Cathay Pacific is also free and can be taken home. Sayang. It's really nice to read other's experiences because you get to learn from them.

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    1. Yung sa kids, pwede i-take home. Not sure lang din sa ibang airline kung pwede din. Hehehe!

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  2. Wow, I love the entertainment kit for kids. I wish all flights have those to keep the kids entertained during the flight. For sure, my son will love that.

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  3. Wow, what a great vacation! And I agree with Janice, sana all flights have those entertainment kits for kids. Two hours of flight and you can’t expect kids to sleep di ba?

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  4. What a great vacation. Natuwa ako sa entertainment kit at pwede pa itake home! Wow! Sana sa Pinas may ganyan din, for sure iuuwi ko yong sa kiddie kits hehe.

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