From the airport we plan to take Rt.32 through Stori Napur to Landmannalaugar, stay a few days then head south to catch all of the awesomeness there.
We want to see everything from Seljalandsfoss to Vik and also spend a day hiking Thorsmork.
Herein lies the problem...do we take Rt.26 back to the ring road and over to Thorsmork, spend a day hiking there, see all the things in the south and move east around the ring?
OR do we take F208 (we will have a 4x4) to Vik, back west to Thorsmork to do some hiking then back east across the ring road, seeing all the wonderful things in the south?
I guess we need to know if we will be missing a great road trip if we don't do the southern half of the 208 inland route. Is 26 a nice drive?
Re: Which Route from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork?
If you want to take a most exciting route trough the Icelandic highlands I´d take F208 south and then west to Þórsmörk (longer way).
If you want to make the shortest option then take the Route 26 back ro the Ring Road.