Iceland 2015 Itinerary

 

Air:

Iceland Air round trip tickets between Newark International Airport (EWR) and Keflavik International Airport (KEF) from June 17th to June 24th; Cost per person = $758.

Tip: Try to book at least 3-4 months in advance, especially if you are going during the summer solstice like we did.  Two of my friends booked their tickets a month later and paid $200 more per person.

Accomodations:

Reykjavik:

Mengi Apartments – 2bedrooms/1bath, fits up to 6 people and includes free WiFi; 4 nights for €1.280.

Westfjords:

Comfy Guesthouse – 1 triple room with private toilet & shared shower that fits 3 people for €118/night; and 1 double room  with shared bathroom that fits 2 people for €87,30/night.  Free WiFi included.

Guesthouse Nyp – a family run bed & breakfast with only 2 guest rooms and a shared bathroom; each room is  €110/night.  Free WiFi included.

Activities:

Schedule:

Day 1 June 18

  • Arrived at Keflavik International Airport and headed straight to the Blue Lagoon.
  • Spent the morning in the lagoon and lunch at Lava Restaurant
  • Checked into the Mengi Apartment around 4:30pm
  • Did the evening caving tour from 8pm to midnight

Day 2 June 19

  • Þórsmörk valley (Thorsmork valley) hiking adventure
  • PAARTTYYY! (after a quick dinner and nap!)

Day 3 June 20

  • Breakfast at Reykjavik Roasters
  • Golden Circle Tour
  • Walked around Reykjavik city center, went up Hallgrímskirkja church for its 360 degree view of the city, and visited the Harpa concert hall
  • Dinner @ Tapas Barinn
  • PAARTTYYY! (can’t get enough of it)

Day 4 June 21

Day 5 June 22

  • Left Reykjavik around 9am for the village of Hólmavík (approx. 4 hour drive)
  • Museum of Witchcraft and Sorcery and lunch at Hólmavík
  • Kayaking in the afternoon at the village of Ögur
  • Dinner at Tjöruhúsið (best meal I had in Iceland!)
  • Overnight stay at the Comfy Guesthouse

Day 6 June 23

  • Dynjandi Falls
  • Raudasandur red sand beach
  • Latrabjarg cliffs
  • Overnight stay at Guesthouse Nyp

Day 7 June 24

  • Drove from Guesthouse Nyp to Keflavik International Airport
  • Afternoon flight back to the U.S.
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