9 días / 1108 millas / 24 horas 31 minutos
Overall anticipated cost per person (not including flights/food/alcohol/events not listed below) is around $1400 +10%/-25%. This is based on:
- 6 people going
- renting two vehicles (4wd capable) at around $1300/vehicle (includes both rental fees and gas at Iceland prices)
- around $100/person/night for lodging for 8 nights; this may range as low as $50/person/night for cheap airbnbs with lots of beds, to as high as $120/person/night for nicer airbnbs or hotels in nicer locations (like at the Blue Lagoon).
- per-person costs of tour guides (ice caves, snorkelling at Silfra, other things like whale watching, etc.)
Stay in Reykjavik the first night -- explore the nightlife, etc. Gives people time to take a nap or go explore some of the nearby sights if they want.
8:00 am - 31.0 millas / 40 minutos - 8:41 am
10:11 am - 2.2 millas / 6 minutos - 10:18 am
Looks like most outfitters allow snorkeling with no experience but require 5+ drysuit dives to dive in the fissure:
2:18 pm - 36.8 millas / 47 minutos - 3:06 pm
More active and almost as big as Geysir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JagzNA2oG20
4:06 pm - 5.2 millas / 5 minutos - 4:12 pm
First stop of the "Golden Circle" (may or may not visit all three spots -- all are very touristy and there are supposedly better alternatives like the Strokkur Geyser above.
5:27 pm - 1.3 millas / 2 minutos - 5:30 pm
Stay in an airbnb or hotel near Gullfoss (or in this region of the park).
8:00 am - 33.7 millas / 38 minutos - 8:39 am
Amazing volcanic crater lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbzDtMoOwLI
10:09 am - 87.6 millas / 2 horas 4 minutos - 12:14 pm
Amazing hiking and scenic landscapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j4sTUyJizk
4:14 pm - 103.9 millas / 3 horas 19 minutos - 7:34 pm
Placeholder lodging until more specific lodging is found.
8:00 am - 3.2 millas / 4 minutos - 8:05 am
More amazing hikes and waterfalls! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BRakomlLDM
10:05 am - 35.5 millas / 42 minutos - 10:48 am
2:48 pm - 152.7 millas / 3 horas 12 minutos - 6:01 pm
8:00 am - 106.6 millas / 2 horas 3 minutos - 10:04 am
If you've seen the opening to Prometheus, then you've seen this waterfall. Most powerful waterfall in Europe (in terms of gpm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDOj9XEezDQ
11:19 am - 41.5 millas / 52 minutos - 12:12 pm
Get to the hot springs (just as nice a blue lagoon but much less touristy) around noon and relax before crashing in a nice hotel nearby!
2:12 pm - 4.7 millas / 7 minutos - 2:20 pm
8:00 am - 28.8 millas / 31 minutos - 8:32 am
Big waterfall! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x459prrGvE
10:02 am - 229.2 millas / 4 horas 14 minutos - 2:17 pm
More amazing waterfalls!
3:47 pm - 55.5 millas / una hora 3 minutos - 4:51 pm
Amazing black sand beach with cool rock formation (also sneaky waves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmUP6l1I2Z4)
6:51 pm - 27.0 millas / 36 minutos - 7:28 pm
Spend the night in Reyjkavik (or alternatively head down to Blue Lagoon and spend three nights there in a row).
Idea is to have a rest day the following day after lots of hiking, waterfalls, exploring, etc. People can catch up on rest or go do other activities in the area (lots of mountain biking, hiking, more waterfalls, etc. within an hour or two max).
8:00 am - 30.3 millas / 38 minutos - 8:39 am