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Iceland road trip plans for March 2014

Day 1, March 4

pstar-on Arrive at Keflavik International Airport at 6:45 AM.

pstar-on Pick up rental car and drive to Hilton Reykjavik Nordica for about 40 mins to check in and eat brunch.

Image from Hilton

Image from Hilton

 

pstar-on After lunch, drive to Blue Lagoon ($27 pp entrance fee with swimming) for about 46 mins.  Don’t forget bathing suits!

Image from Amazing Buzz

Image from Amazing Buzz

 

pstar-on Around 4:00 PM, drive back towards Reykjavik and stop by The Perlan for a nice view of Reykjavik and possibly dinner.

Image from Seattle's Travels

Image from Seattle’s Travels

Image from Tripadvisor

Image from Tripadvisor

 

pstar-on Head back to Hilton for the night, just 7 mins away.

pstar-on [Optional] Pick up at Hilton by Iceland Excursions at around 8:30 PM for a Northern Lights hunt tour ($47 pp).

Image from Iceland Excursions

Image from Iceland Excursions

 

Day 2, March 5

pstar-on Leave at 7:30 AM for Thingvellir National Park, about a 40-min drive.

Image from Sceneriies.com

Image from Sceneriies.com

 

pstar-on Leave for Gullfoss Waterfall at 9:30 AM, about 55-min drive.

Image from Walltor

Image from Walltor

 

pstar-on Leave for Geysir at 11:30 AM, about 11-min drive.  Lunch at Geysir.

Image by Julien Fumard

Image by Julien Fumard

 

pstar-on Leave for Seljalandsfoss Waterfall at 1:00 PM, about 78-min drive.

Image by Ross Ollom

Image by Ross Ollom

Image from all-that-is-interesting.com

Image from all-that-is-interesting.com

 

pstar-on Leave for Skogafoss Waterfall at 3:30 PM, about 23-min drive.

Image from Voyages Jules Verne

Image from Voyages Jules Verne

 

pstar-on Leave for Vik at 4:30 PM, about 26-min drive. Hike around the area for photos of Dyrholaey, Reynisdrangar, Halsanefshellir and black sand beach. Possible dinner at Strondin Bistro and Bar.

Image by Ross Ollom

Image by Ross Ollom

Image from Rough Guides

Image from Rough Guides

Image by orvaratti via Iceland on Tumblr

Image by orvaratti via Iceland on Tumblr

 

pstar-on Leave for Skogar Guesthouse at 7:00 PM or later for the night.

Image from Skogar Guesthouse

Image from Skogar Guesthouse

Day 3, March 6

pstar-on Leave at 5:00 AM for Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon to catch the sunrise at 8:18 AM, about 160-min drive.

Image from Laekjarhus

Image from Laekjarhus

Image by Ivan Meljac from Bing

Image by Ivan Meljac from Bing

Image by Saleh AlRashaid

Image by Saleh AlRashaid

 

pstar-on Leave at 10:00 AM for a 4-hr drive to Hveragerdi and hike to Reykjadalur Valley.  Bring bathing suit for a dip at the geothermal spring.

Image from Iceland for 90 days

Image from Iceland for 90 days

 

pstar-on Head back to Hilton at 6:00 PM, about a 35-min drive.

 

Day 4, March 7

pstar-on Visit downtown Reykjavik in the morning, then possibly lunch in the area.

Image from Beers & Beans

Image from Beers & Beans

 

pstar-on Return car rental at Keflavik International airport, then depart for New York at 5:05 PM.

 

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