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Five-day itinerary

We’ve decided to take advantage of new non-stop flights from Cleveland to Iceland and are planning a five-day trip in late September. We have a hotel booked for Reykjavik. We will not be renting a car. We’re thinking of the following itinerary:

Mon-Arrive KEF at 6:25am/Blue Lagoon/Reykjavik. Northern Lights tour, conditions permitting.
Tues-Golden Circle tour with GeoIceland. Northern Lights tour if n/a Monday, conditions permitting.
Wed and Thur-2 day South Coast, Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon Lagoon tour with Arctic Adventures.
Fri-Morning and lunch in Reykjavik, head to airport around 2pm for 5pm flight.

That gives us Monday afternoon and evening, Tuesday evening and Friday morning in Reykjavik, is that enough?
We considered the Westman Islands but prefer Southeast Iceland to see the glacier lagoons, do they always have ice, are we likely to see ice in late September? (If we were going in Summer we might have chosen Westman for puffins.)
Any comments on this Itinerary, GeoIceland or Arctic Adventures?

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I think your itinerary sounds fine.
The extra times you mentioned (Monday afternoon and evening, Tuesday evening and Friday morning in Reykjavik) I personally think that’s enough time.

Since you’re not renting a car, I think your itinerary works well. I had heard very good reviews of Arctic Aventures, had not heard of GeoIceland.

Have a great adventure!

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Thank-you! I did look at the RS five-day itinerary but you do need a car for that and we won’t have one. Also, after we saw pictures of the glacial lagoons we really felt we had to see at least one, hopefully they’ll be lots of ice.