a VirtualTourist member from Haifa
Dear friend ,
Pls. see my Itinerary for southwest Iceland:
Since our trip is clockwise we shall start at Vic:
1. Dyrholaey 2. Skógafoss 3. Seljalandsfoss 4. Driving to Torsmork park 5. Night over in Hvolsvöllur area
1. Drive to Hekla 2. Landmannalaugar 3. Night over in Flúðir area
1. Gullfoss 2. Geysir, 3. Þingvellir
Driving to Reykjavik
I would Appreciate if you could share your thoughts on my plan.
1. Any recommended places to add
2. Can I squeeze this plan into two days
Thank you in advance, Meir
Sounds like a great three days. One thing I would add for day 1. Go to Reynisfjara, which is between Vik and Dyrholaey. It is a beautiful black sand beach with basalt cliffs and volcanic rock formations jutting out of the water. There are also a lot of puffins who live on the cliffs.
It is doable if you are visiting in summer. It is true, Reynisfjara and Hálsanefshellir cave is a must [original VT link] while visiting this area. Have a look at my Iceland pages and subpage on Iceland for photos and tips. All the best, Regína
It is doable if you are visiting in summer time. It is true, Hálsanefshellir cave by Reynisfjara is not to be missed while in this area of Vík. [original VT link]
Have a look at my Iceland pages and subpages on Iceland for more tips and photos on my country.
All the best, Regína
We found Dyrholaey to be a wonderful place to observe puffins; well woth the stop, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls are definintely worth stopping at; make sure you take some waterproof clothing to Seljalandsfoss, as you will be able to walk behind the waterfall.
Hekla we only saw from a distance and Landmannalaugar is an area that is good if you are planning some hiking, otherwise I might be tempted to skip it.
When visiting Gullfoss, Geysir (actually Strokkur is the geyer that is quite active), and Þingvellir, you should also plan a short detour to the Kerio crater that is also in the area. They are all very close to Reykjavik.