We are 4 adults planning a week-long trip at the end of June/beginning of July. We are debating whether or not we should just base ourselves in Reykjavik, rent a car and doing day trips to the things outside the city or if we should book lodging in different places as we go. We enjoy driving and taking in the scenery, so long days of driving and stops are no problem, but we also don't want to do this multiple days in a row. 2 of us did this in Scotland 15 years ago and while we packed stuff in, we were exhausted (and we are now 15 years older and more tired). We are looking for a good mix of hiking, outdoor activities, and museums/culture stuff. We're also foodies and want to eat well :)
I'm leaning toward basing in Reykjavik, but I'm open if anyone has other suggestions!