Hi-we are a mid-age couple arriving late afternoon on November 28th. We have so far planned the following but are just not sure if we are missing sights that are close by while in each area or if we should add more activities or locations. No tours have been purchased yet, so before we do that I want to see if this itinerary will work.
Also, should we take a Northern Lights tour or since we have a car can we hunt for them ourselves? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
November 28-arrive 3:45pm take shuttle to Reykjavik hotel. Walk around town, nice dinner.
November 29 -Golden Circle + Snowmobiling tour from Reykjavik. Back to Reykjavik hotel.
November 30-Check out of hotel, pick up car rental from Sixt in town, Reykjavik museum, Opera house, Church, then drive & check into Hotel Ranga. Dinner at hotel - relax and hopefully see Northern Lights.
December 1-Drive to Skogafoss waterfall & Vik - explore sights. Back to hotel.
December 2-Check out and drive to Silica Hotel. Check in and lounge in blue lagoon. Dinner. Hopefully see Northern Lights.
December 3-Husafell Ice Cave Tour 12noon - come back and lounge in blue lagoon. Hopefully see Northern Lights.
December 4-Check out, (should we do something before we go?) leave Iceland 4:55pm
There will probably be lots to do in December in the capital, lots of events and Christmas-related activities. Make sure you grab a copy of ´what´s on´ or ask around!
As for the Northern Lights hunt it is up to you to decide what you find more comfortable. If you take a trip with a travel agency you usually get a second tour for free if you didn´t have the chance to see the aurora the first night.