We are planning a 6 day trip in mid-August with two kids (3 and 5). We are planning in sticking with the RS 6-day itinerary: Day 1&2 Sleep on South Coast (with trip to Westman Islands); Day 3&4&5 sleep in Reykjavik (will do Golden Circle and an excursion - wale watching or volcano cave); Day 6 fly out. We are planning on renting a car and car seats and would like to stay at Airbnbs (or similar) if possible to cut down on eating out and its easier with the kids (can't leave a hotel room once they're asleep).
I would love your thoughts on this itinerary with young kids. Anything we should change? Suggestions for things not to miss in Reykjavik with the kids? Also leads on towns to stay in on South Coast or even actual rentals would be great. Rentals in Reykjavik too.
We are also thinking about doing the Blue Lagoon after picking up car at the airport but we're taking a red-eye from NY and landing at 8AM so I'm not sure how the kids will handle that. Thank you all in advance for your suggestions and advice!