We have a 7 hour 10 min. layover from 2:15 to 9:25 in Keflavic, Iceland. Originally, I was planning the Blue Lagoon. But, the bus schedule from Keflavic doesn't leave until 15:30 and the last bus back in 18:00. With a 20 minute drive, that only gives us 2 hours at the BL. We'll spend time with the wrist band and lockers, and trying to eat and fiddle so I don't expect for ~200 USD that it's worth it for only 2 hours.
1.) Does anyone have a suggestion for how to get there without the busses? Is it a reliable mode of transportation considering we can't miss our flight home.
2.) Or, if all else fails (sadly) is there something else we can do in Keflavic besides twiddle our thumbs in the airport for SEVEN hours.
3.) Lastly, can anyone comment on how much time ahead do we need to be back for our flight? We live near a very tiny airport where 2 hours for international travel is generous and I'm wondering of 2.5-3 for Keflavic is a bit too much ahead.
I pre-ordered Rick's new Iceland book, but it doesn't come until March and I'm thinking about all these things now.
Thanks in advance.