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I'm thinking about 13 days in summer of 2015.  How does this look?

Day 1 – Sunday, flight arrives 06:30, get rent car (2WD Hyundai)
Activities: grocery store, nap, walk around Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment
       
Day 2 – Monday
Activities: Golden Circle
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment
       
Day 3 – Tuesday
Activities: Blue Lagoon
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment
       
Day 4 – Wednesday, to Akureyri
Activities: Stop and see seals on the way (Sandarkrokur?).
Accommodations: Akureyri apartment
       
Day 5 – Thursday, drive (round trip) to Husavik
Activities: whale watching boat trip
Accommodations: Akureyri apartment
       
Day 6 – Friday drive to Myvatn area
Activities: Krafla lava fields
        Dettifoss waterfall
        nature baths
        Godafoss waterfall
        Hverir thermal area
        Asbyrgi ?
Accommodations: Myvatn hotel?
       
Day 7 – Saturday (big birthday celebration!)
Activities: Askja bus trip, all day
Accommodations: Myvatn hotel?
       
Day 8 – Sunday
Activities: whatever is left in Myvatn area :)
Accommodations: Myvatn hotel?
       
Day 9 – Monday drive to east coast
Activities: Is there a place to see puffins?
Accommodations: Eskifjordur/ Seydisfjordur
       
Day 10 – Tuesday, drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lake
Activities: 40 minute amphibian boat tour
Accommodations: drive on to Vik?
       
Day 11 – Wednesday, drive to Vik, ferry
Activities: Vestmannaeyjar Islands (Do we take our car?)
Accommodations: Vik?
       
Day 12 – Thursday, back to Reykjavik by late afternoon
Activities: ?
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment
       
Day 13 – Friday
Activities: swim, shop, etc
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment
       
Day 14 – Saturday, flight departs in the afternoon

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Hello again,

Thanks for your post,

Day 1 – Sunday, flight arrives 06:30, get rent car (2WD Hyundai)
Activities: grocery store, nap, walk around Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment

Perfect
       
Day 2 – Monday
Activities: Golden Circle
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment

Perfect
       
Day 3 – Tuesday
Activities: Blue Lagoon
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment

I would leave Blue Lagoon for your last day (Day 13).
It is better so you will get one day more to spend outside ;). If you do so, I recommend to visit Snaefellness and sleep one night there.

       
Day 4 – Wednesday, to Akureyri
Activities: Stop and see seals on the way (Sandarkrokur?).
Accommodations: Akureyri apartment

Perfect, I would recommend to stop by Hofsos swimming-pool. It is my favorite!
       
Day 5 – Thursday, drive (round trip) to Husavik
Activities: whale watching boat trip
Accommodations: Akureyri apartment
       
I would also do Ásbyrgi this day and I will not sleep in Akureyri (you will go back many kilometers). Sleep in Husavík or Directly Myvatn Area.

Day 6 – Friday drive to Myvatn area
Activities: Krafla lava fields
        Dettifoss waterfall
        nature baths
        Godafoss waterfall
        Hverir thermal area
        Asbyrgi ?
Accommodations: Myvatn hotel?

Perfect but I would leave Dettifoss for day 9, it is on your way east. I recommend Dimmuborgir Guesthouse
       
Day 7 – Saturday (big birthday celebration!)
Activities: Askja bus trip, all day
Accommodations: Myvatn hotel?

Perfect, you will love it!
There is a company I recommend to make this tour: info@icelandicexcursions.com (they have super jeeps, it costs around 27.000 iso per person).

       
Day 8 – Sunday
Activities: whatever is left in Myvatn area :)
Accommodations: Myvatn hotel?

Perfect
       
Day 9 – Monday drive to east coast
Activities: Is there a place to see puffins?
Accommodations: Eskifjordur/ Seydisfjordur

Yes, you will be able to see them in this area (also in Vik)
       
Day 10 – Tuesday, drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lake
Activities: 40 minute amphibian boat tour
Accommodations: drive on to Vik?

Perfect
       
Day 11 – Wednesday, drive to Vik, ferry
Activities: Vestmannaeyjar Islands (Do we take our car?)
Accommodations: Vik?

Yes, you can take your car. Its a small island, you can just leave it.
       
Day 12 – Thursday, back to Reykjavik by late afternoon
Activities: ?
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment

There are many waterfalls on the way to Reykjavík. I recommend you to read our article about south Iceland.

Day 13 – Friday
Activities: swim, shop, etc
Accommodations: Reykjavik apartment

;)
       
Day 14 – Saturday, flight departs in the afternoon

Let us know what you think about my comments,

Berglind Rós
Berglind
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