Trip to Iceland in late April

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Trip to Iceland in late April

SialeQ
Hello!

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 3 28th
  Either Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) or Southern Iceland
  http://www.bustravel.is/en/bus-tours/glacier-lagoon
  http://www.bustravel.is/en/bus-tours/southern-iceland
  (Not sure which one yet, but I’m leaning towards Glacier Lagoon)

Day 4 29th
  Try to climb Mount Esja!
  Northen lights

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 :)
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Re: Trip to Iceland in late April

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Hello,

Thank you very much for sharing your plan with us!

I would recommend you to rent a car, so you will spend less money and you will be able to set your own times during your visit.

- I recommend you to check these two places if you are looking for Jazz (I must say I am a jazz saxophone amateur player):

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Café-Rosenberg/235965816459522?rf=203626892998230
(it is a café downtown, there are concerts everyday)
http://www.kexhostel.is
(its a hostel and they use to have concerts during weekends).

- 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...

:)

Berglind
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Re: Trip to Iceland in late April

SialeQ
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?
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Iceland24
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It uses to be good weather!
 
:)
Berglind
Iceland24