I’m planning my first trip to Iceland (I’m going on my own) from 26 April to 30 April so it is not a lot of time to see everything. I made a small schedule, but I’m not sure about few bits and bobs :)
Day 1 26th Blue Lagoon straight from airport
City Reykjavik - Harpa (maybe there will be some events in the evening), Hallgrimskirkja, Solfar
sculpture, National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik 871 +/- 2
Do you have any more ideas? I’m interested in anything that will teach me more about Icelandic culture
and history :) Do you know of any venues with live jazz music?
Day 2 27th Golden Circle
http://www.bustravel.is/en/bus-tours/grand-golden-circle Hopefully find a restaurant serving classical Icelandic cuisine – do you have any suggestions of where
and what to eat? I don’t discriminate against food, I’m one of those people that will eat anything :)
Day 4 29th Try to climb Mount Esja!
Day 5 30th Flight back to UK early morning :(
I also have some general questions. Do you know what the weather could be like in late April? Will Mt Esja be accessible without specialist equipment? What are the chances of seeing northern lights in late April?
I am about to book trips from bustravel.is, as it seems to be the only one that combines golden circle and glacier lagoon/Southern Iceland. Is that company reliable?
And finally, do you have any general comments/tips?
Thank you for your help in advance :)
- I would recommend you to visit the old harbor if you are looking for some icelandic traditional cuisine.
- You have like chances for Northern Lights in April, but it is still possible.
- I would recommend to book a car instead of doing your trip on a bus...
Thank you for your quick reply!
I think my downfall here is that I do not have a driving license so I cannot rent a car. “I can drive, just not legally” :)
This is why I am looking for organised trips. Thank you for the links, I will definitely check out that café:) The true Jazz instrument I see! Do you know what the weather could be like at the end of April?