10 Day Southern Iceland Trip

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
4 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

10 Day Southern Iceland Trip

mbcahill
Hi,
I am planning a 10 day trip with my mom and am in need of a bit of help. I would greatly appreciate any tips/advise/revisions to my itinerary so far. Many thanks!

Iceland Itinerary:
Monday, Sept. 1st – Depart LAX 12:20pm  

Tuesday, Sept. 2nd – Arrive Reykjavik 9:10am

        -Pick up Rental Car
        -Visit Pingvellier National Park
        -Stay in Hella/Selfoss

Wednesday, Sept. 3rd – Great Geysir/Gulfoss
        -Stay in same accommodations

Thursday, Sept. 4th – Landmannalaugar Region
        -Stay in same accommodations

Friday, Sept. 5th – Vik/Dyrholaey Beach
        -Where to stay in Vik??

Saturday, Sept. 6th – Westman Islands
        -Boat tour/Hike/Explore

Sunday, Sept. 7th – Westman Islands
        Is a second day on the Icelands over kill?

Monday, Sept. 8th – Vatnajokull National Park
        -Hikes/Explore
        -Hotel Skaftafell

Tuesday, Sept. 9th – Jokularslon Glacier Lagoon
        -Hotel Skaftafell

Wednesday, Sept. 10th- Drive to Reykjavik

Thursday, Sept. 11th – Reykjavik
        -Blue Lagoon

Friday, Sept. 12th – Depart for LAX
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 10 Day Southern Iceland Trip

Iceland24
Administrator
Hello!!

Thanks for your message,
we love to help people like you

;)

Iceland Itinerary:
Monday, Sept. 1st – Depart LAX 12:20pm  

Tuesday, Sept. 2nd – Arrive Reykjavik 9:10am

        -Pick up Rental Car
        -Visit Pingvellier National Park
        -Stay in Hella/Selfoss

Why don't you make the Golden Circle in one day? You have enough time by far and you will save time for other places.

About the Rental Car. I recommend you to hire a car with Reykjavík Cars since they have very good prices (we did a price comparison last month and they won it) and many readers did write fantastic reviews about them.


Wednesday, Sept. 3rd – Great Geysir/Gulfoss
        -Stay in same accommodations

Think what i did suggest ;)

Thursday, Sept. 4th – Landmannalaugar Region
        -Stay in same accommodations

Perfect

Friday, Sept. 5th – Vik/Dyrholaey Beach
        -Where to stay in Vik??

Yes, thats a lovely place

Saturday, Sept. 6th – Westman Islands
        -Boat tour/Hike/Explore

Sunday, Sept. 7th – Westman Islands
        Is a second day on the Icelands over kill?

Yes

Monday, Sept. 8th – Vatnajokull National Park
        -Hikes/Explore
        -Hotel Skaftafell

Perfect

Tuesday, Sept. 9th – Jokularslon Glacier Lagoon
        -Hotel Skaftafell

Wednesday, Sept. 10th- Drive to Reykjavik

Yes

Thursday, Sept. 11th – Reykjavik
        -Blue Lagoon

Perfect

Friday, Sept. 12th – Depart for LAX

---

I suggest you to change your itinerary into this:

Monday, Sept. 1st – Depart LAX 12:20pm  

Tuesday, Sept. 2nd – Arrive Reykjavik 9:10am

Golden Circle

Wednesday, Sept. 3rd

Landmannalaugar Region

Thursday, Sept. 4th –

Vík

Friday, Sept. 5th –  

Vatnajokull National Park

Saturday, Sept. 6th –

Eskifjörður (east Iceland)

Sunday, Sept. 7th –

Myvatn Lake (north)

Monday, Sept. 8th –

Myvatn Lake (north)

Tuesday, Sept. 9th –

Akureyri

Wednesday, Sept. 10th-

Drive to Reykjavik / Reykjavík

Thursday, Sept. 11th –

Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon

Friday, Sept. 12th – Depart for LAX

Let me know what you think,

;)

Berglind Rós
Berglind
Iceland24
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 10 Day Southern Iceland Trip

mbcahill
Berglind, thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately my trip has been cut short so I will only have 7 days. Here is my new itinerary. Please let me know what you think. Thanks so much!

9/1         Depart LAX 1:30pm

 

9/2         Arrive Reykjavik 9:10pm

                                10:30am Pick up rental car

                                12pm Thingviller Natl’ Park

                                4pm Geysir/Gullfoss

                                7:30pm Hella/Selfoss -AirBNB

 

9/3         Landmannalaugar Region

                                About 2 hour drive from Hella/Selfoss

Hike/Explore

 

9/4         Westman Islands

                                10am Ferry from Landeyjahofn

                                11:15am Arrive Westman Islands

                                5:30pm Ferry back to mainland

                                6:30pm Vik – Hotel/AirBNB

 

9/5         Dryholaey Beach and Skaftafell National Park

                                8am Depart Vik

                                8:30am Dryholaey Beach

                                11am Drive to Skaftafell/Vatnajokull Region

                                                Hike/Explore

                                Hotel Skaftafell

 

9/6         Jokularslon Glacier Lagoon

                                9am Zodiac Tour

                                1pm Drive back to Reykjavik

                                5:30pm Dinner in City/Relax

                                Hotel/AirBNB

 

9/7         Reykjavik

                                Explore the city

 

9/8         Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon

                                Blue Lagoon thermal hot springs about 1 hr drive


** Probably don't need two full days in Reykjavik but my mom wants to relax for a few days before we head home***  


9/9         Depart Reykjavik @ 10:50am

                Arrive LAX @ 6:30pm


Let me know what you think. Also if we rent a car from Reykjavik Cars can we pick up at Reykjavik Airport? Thanks for all your help!

               



On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 10:11 AM, Iceland24 [via Iceland Travel Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello!!

Thanks for your message,
we love to help people like you

;)

Iceland Itinerary:
Monday, Sept. 1st – Depart LAX 12:20pm  

Tuesday, Sept. 2nd – Arrive Reykjavik 9:10am

        -Pick up Rental Car
        -Visit Pingvellier National Park
        -Stay in Hella/Selfoss

Why don't you make the Golden Circle in one day? You have enough time by far and you will save time for other places.

About the Rental Car. I recommend you to hire a car with Reykjavík Cars since they have very good prices (we did a price comparison last month and they won it) and many readers did write fantastic reviews about them.


Wednesday, Sept. 3rd – Great Geysir/Gulfoss
        -Stay in same accommodations

Think what i did suggest ;)

Thursday, Sept. 4th – Landmannalaugar Region
        -Stay in same accommodations

Perfect

Friday, Sept. 5th – Vik/Dyrholaey Beach
        -Where to stay in Vik??

Yes, thats a lovely place

Saturday, Sept. 6th – Westman Islands
        -Boat tour/Hike/Explore

Sunday, Sept. 7th – Westman Islands
        Is a second day on the Icelands over kill?

Yes

Monday, Sept. 8th – Vatnajokull National Park
        -Hikes/Explore
        -Hotel Skaftafell

Perfect

Tuesday, Sept. 9th – Jokularslon Glacier Lagoon
        -Hotel Skaftafell

Wednesday, Sept. 10th- Drive to Reykjavik

Yes

Thursday, Sept. 11th – Reykjavik
        -Blue Lagoon

Perfect

Friday, Sept. 12th – Depart for LAX

---

I suggest you to change your itinerary into this:

Monday, Sept. 1st – Depart LAX 12:20pm  

Tuesday, Sept. 2nd – Arrive Reykjavik 9:10am

Golden Circle

Wednesday, Sept. 3rd

Landmannalaugar Region

Thursday, Sept. 4th –

Vík

Friday, Sept. 5th –  

Vatnajokull National Park

Saturday, Sept. 6th –

Eskifjörður (east Iceland)

Sunday, Sept. 7th –

Myvatn Lake (north)

Monday, Sept. 8th –

Myvatn Lake (north)

Tuesday, Sept. 9th –

Akureyri

Wednesday, Sept. 10th-

Drive to Reykjavik / Reykjavík

Thursday, Sept. 11th –

Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon

Friday, Sept. 12th – Depart for LAX

Let me know what you think,

;)

Berglind Rós


If you reply to this email, your message will be added to the discussion below:
http://iceland-travel-forum.18377.n7.nabble.com/10-Day-Southern-Iceland-Trip-tp90p91.html
To unsubscribe from 10 Day Southern Iceland Trip, click here.
NAML

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 10 Day Southern Iceland Trip

Iceland24
Administrator
Hello again,

Thanks for your post!

:)

9/1         Depart LAX 1:30pm
 
9/2         Arrive Reykjavik 9:10pm
                                10:30am Pick up rental car
                                12pm Thingviller Natl’ Park
                                4pm Geysir/Gullfoss
                                7:30pm Hella/Selfoss -AirBNB

Perfect
 
9/3         Landmannalaugar Region
                                About 2 hour drive from Hella/Selfoss
Hike/Explore
 
Perfect

9/4         Westman Islands
                                10am Ferry from Landeyjahofn
                                11:15am Arrive Westman Islands
                                5:30pm Ferry back to mainland
                                6:30pm Vik – Hotel/AirBNB
 
Perfect

9/5         Dryholaey Beach and Skaftafell National Park
                                8am Depart Vik
                                8:30am Dryholaey Beach
                                11am Drive to Skaftafell/Vatnajokull Region
                                                Hike/Explore
                                Hotel Skaftafell

Perfect
 
9/6         Jokularslon Glacier Lagoon
                                9am Zodiac Tour
                                1pm Drive back to Reykjavik
                                5:30pm Dinner in City/Relax
                                Hotel/AirBNB
 
Perfect

9/7         Reykjavik
                                Explore the city
 
I recommend you to read the article we wrote about Reykjavík.

9/8         Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon
                                Blue Lagoon thermal hot springs about 1 hr drive

** Probably don't need two full days in Reykjavik but my mom wants to relax for a few days before we head home***  

9/9         Depart Reykjavik @ 10:50am
                Arrive LAX @ 6:30pm

Lovely!

:)

Berglind Rós
Berglind
Iceland24