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Need some help please

Moomoon
Hello!

I've just started researching and found the forum very very helpful.

But I'd still need some help please.

My girlfriend & I are planning our first trip to Iceland.
We're only able to travel between either; April 12th - 19th or May 25th - 31st 
So 7 or 6 days in total. 

We're wanting to hire a car or 4x4 with enough space to sleep in it. 
( ie back seats folded down ) 

1- is it possible to park/camp in areas across Iceland for free or is it not allowed?

2- which of those dates above would you suggest are best to get the most out of our stay in Iceland?

3- is a 4x4 the best option of car to hire or can you get away with a standard car for either of above dates. 

4- we know those dates probably aren't the best to see the Northern lights but is there a sight chance it is possible? 

Any tips, itineraries, must sees and don't do's would be much appreciated. 

Cheers Matt 
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Iceland24
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Hello!

1- is it possible to park/camp in areas across Iceland for free or is it not allowed?

It is free ;)

2- which of those dates above would you suggest are best to get the most out of our stay in Iceland?

I would think about May since weather use to be better

3- is a 4x4 the best option of car to hire or can you get away with a standard car for either of above dates.  

You can just hire a normal 2wd car if you are traveling in May

4- we know those dates probably aren't the best to see the Northern lights but is there a sight chance it is possible?  

Not May and not April sorry!

:)

Kolla
Berglind
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Need more Help.... PLEASE!

Moomoon
Thank you so much for replying so quickly to my questions.

I'm afraid I need to ask for some more help it that's ok?

Are the places listed below possible to visit during either April 12th-19th or may 25th-31st
Also are all the F-Roads closed during those months?

We think we've decided to hire a 4x4 so we can fold the rear seats down and sleep in the back.
But if there are no roads open where the 4x4 is needed then maybe we'll rethink it?

What do you think?

LANDMANNALAUGAR

GLACIER PARK, Maelifell Volcano,
 
VATNAJOKULL National park, the glacier lagoon , Skaftafell ice cave

Gullfoss waterfall

Blue lagoon, grindavik

The east & westfjords


Are we able to visit the above places during those dates?
Are we being too optimistic in trying to do it in only 7 or 6 days?

As I said before in the first post, this will be our first trip to Iceland so we really want to make the most out of it.

We probably won't be able to return for years so we really would like to make the best choices.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks Matthew



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Iceland24
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Hello,

LANDMANNALAUGAR
Impossible

GLACIER PARK, Maelifell Volcano,
You will need to hire a tour
 
VATNAJOKULL National park, the glacier lagoon , Skaftafell ice cave
Yes

Gullfoss waterfall
Yes

Blue lagoon, grindavik
Yes
The east & westfjords

Most of the F-Roads are close during winter time. They use to open around mid-June normally...
I would recommend you to read:

http://iceland24.blogspot.com/2013/10/south-iceland-complete-travel-guide.html
http://iceland24.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-snfellsnes-peninsula.html

;)
Berglind
Iceland24