Hi All - I realize no one can really answer this without knowing me, but hoping for some pointers from experienced Iceland travelers. My wife and I are closing in on final plans for a Ring Road trip in mid-September. We're sticking fairly close to Rick's proposed itinerary, but once we load up our itinerary, we have an "extra" day we're trying to figure out where to use. Options are:
(1) Adding an overnight at Snaefellsnes at the beginning of the trip (otherwise start in the Skagafjordur); we're landing early and driving straight from KEF, so don't hate shortening up the initial drive, but also worry that's too much time in the NW, when I am reading many of the great hikes actually on the SE side of the country.
(2) Adding a second night somewhere in the south coast - we have a placeholder for one night, adding a second would let us pull in a full day hike somewhere, maybe one of the glacier hikes.
(3) Trying to work in an O/N to the Westman Islands (haven't looked too closely into logistics here).
Looking to minimize super long drives, love hiking.
Thanks for any advice!