Booking accommodation during Winter months - Be prepared yet be flexible
I am planning a trip to Iceland during mid Jan of 2017. I am super excited about all the wonders Iceland has to offer, and no doubt I want to drive to various spots to explore and sightsee. My only concern is about booking ahead, yet being flexible if weather forces us to stay put.
I haven't been able to find guidance on that matter.
I know that if driving conditions are not safe, I will follow everyone's advice and just stay put. But what about accommodation? How to be flexible and yet ensure you have a place to sleep every night?
Everywhere I read it seems traveling during Winter is ever so popular, hence finding accommodation within one's budget might not be as easy (reason why I want to start now). But what if plans change due to weather? Will it be easy to change things around? Could I just stay an extra night where I am (although I am afraid it might already be booked)?
Or should I just wing it and book once I am there and know when and where I will go next?
All your advise will be greatly appreciated :)
Lastly, would 8 days 7 nights be a good amount of time for Winter? I think driving the entire perimeter of the ring road is out of the question, so i guess we would focus on Reykjavik and south. Does that sound good?
Re: Booking accommodation during Winter months - Be prepared yet be flexible
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8 days traveling around Reykjavík and the South Coast seems like a good idea in winter! Regarding accommodation, I would say that apart from the capital you should be able to book accommodation on the spot -airbnb is also a great way to find cheaper accommodation.