Itinerary Feedback - May 2019 Solo Trip

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1. Posted by aryatushar2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

Planning a solo trip in later part of May for 10-11 days. Will be renting a car . This is what I've planned up so far with the attractions that I'd want to visit.

Day 0:

Late night arrival at Keflavik Airport. Will be staying somewhere around airport only.

Day 1:

Keflavik -> Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon in the morning + Reykjavik City Exploration. Sleep at Reykjavik

Day 2:

Reykjavik -> Hvolsvullar

Thingvellir National Park (exploration & snorkeling) , Geysir , Gullfoss Waterfall , Kerid Crater

Sleep at Hvolsvullar

Day 3:

Hvolsvullar -> Vik

Seljalandsfoss , Gljúfrabúi , Skógafoss & Skogar Museum , Kvernufoss , Reynisfjara Beach

Sleep at Vik

Day 4:

Vik -> Hofn

Fjaðrárgljúfur , Svartifoss , Svínafellsjökull , Jökulsárlón Glacier

Sleep at Hofn

Day 5:

Hofn -> Egilstadder

Vestrahorn Mountain , Sveinsstekksfoss , Folaldafoss Waterfall , Petra's Stone Collection

Sleep at Egilstadder

Day 6 & Day 7:

Egilstadder -> Myvatn

Basically will be exploring Myvatn.

Fardagafoss , Seydisfjordur , Rjúkandi Waterfall, Dettifoss, Hljóðaklettar

Hverir ,Mývatn Nature Baths, Mývatn , Hverfjall,Dimmuborgir , Höfði , Skútustaðagígar, Goðafoss Waterfall

Sleep 2 Nights around Myvatn area only

Day 8:

Myvatn -> Stykkisholmur

Exploring the peninsula.

Trollaskagi , Vatnesnes.

Sleep at Stykkisholmur

Day 9:

Stykkisholmur -> Keflavik

Sleep at Keflavik

Day 10:

Morning flight from Keflavik to India.

1. How's this itinerary ? What can i do to improve this ?

2. What all activities I can fit in this plan ?

3. I can add 1-2 days for my trip. Am I missing something or this enough ?

Thanks,

Tushar

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1103 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

A friend and I spent a week in Iceland in May 2017. We contacted a company in Iceland (online and by phone); and it arranged a rental car and overnight stays, mostly in farm houses, in Gullfoss, Vik, Hofn, Egilsstadir, Lake Myvatn and Borgarfjordur. Since we only had a week, the company advised us not to stay in Reykjavik. We flew on Icelandair from London to New York; and took advantage of the airline's offer of a free stopover in Iceland (no additional cost for stays up to seven nights).

Travel in Iceland is not inexpensive. My friend and I shared costs. We paid a total 2,608 euros to rent a car and lodging. We spent several hundred dollars for fuel.

See this link for the current cost of gasoline: https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Iceland/gasoline_prices/

We used our credit card for all purchases, including fuel, food, pay toilets (the latter averaged US$2), etc.

3. Posted by ToddP (Budding Member 96 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I could only assume you are renting a car? The easiest way getting around. I never used a public transport while in Iceland so can not comment on that.