I'm concerned I'm spending too much time in the car feeling rushed. I want to have a relaxed, leisurely trip and not feel too crazed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Day 1: arrive and drive to Hveragerði - privately arranged super jeep tour into geothermal region - light hiking, biking, etc / prepared lunch by river, etc.
ATV tour on black beach
Drive to Jokulsarlon
? Is this manageable if we stayed at Frost and Fire on the first night?
Day 3/Night 3: Glacier Lagoon Kayak tour/ Walk along blue ice beach/Hiking in Vestahorn/ Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Day 4/Night 4: Drive to Ion Adventure Hotel. On the way, want to explore the area and do some hiking.
Should we make a point of going to Skaftafell National Park?
Day 5/Night 5 : Golden Circle/ION hotel
Day 6/Night 6 - Into the Glacier tour/Hotel Husafell
Day 7/Night 7 - Head back to Reykjavik
Day 8 - Blue Lagoon/Fly home
My basic questions are:
1. How to best lay out Days 2-4?
I’d like to stay at Frost & Fire on Day 1(I imagine we will be quite jet lagged with minimal sleep from a night flight) But then I’m concerned about the amount of time in the car to get to Jokulsarlun, and having enough time to see and do everything on Day 2.
2. Is Day 4 manageable or too much driving, without enough time to enjoy the sites?
3. Recommendations for a 2 hour hike somewhere along the way...