Hello, does anyone have any recommendations for first time going to Iceland with family, 2 adults and 3 kids ages 9-13? We have 13 days to spend in Iceland, day 13 flying out. Planning on doing road trip to see major sights in Iceland. Here is our preliminary itinerary: any suggestions and changes? We want to see the most things we can, any recommendations for specific places and things to see and not to miss, places and things to eat at the locations listed below. Please advise, I'm still working on it. Our girls was expert swimmers, love biking and hiking and exploring nature. On their top list is to see volcanoes, lava (lol), greysers, craters, hop springs, geothermal pools, biking around iceland and just about anything that is unique and beautiful. We have most of our places to stay booked, all cancel able, looking to refine it. Please advise. Thank you in advance for your time and help!!
Day 1: Reykjavik - staying in central Reykjavic (maybe blue lagoon, geothermal pools, viking museum?)
The Golden Circle - staying in same hotel as day 1 - central Reykjavic - should we change and stay at Selfloss instead?
Reykjavik to Vik
Vik to Hofn
Hofn to the East Fjords - want to do Detifloss and Seyoisfjordur while driving from Hofn to East Fjords - staying in Seyoisfjordur is this doable - don't want it to get stuck driving all day. Should we stay somewhere in Detifloss instead?
Day 6 and 7 : East Fjords to Lake Myvatan - staying around Lake Myvatan. Do you think one whole day on day 7 at Myvatan is needed?
8: Akureyri and Siglufjorour - Staying at Akureyri - should we stay in siglufjorour instead based on drive distance?
Day 9 and 10: Siglufjorour to Stykissholmur - staying in Hvammstangi
11: Snaefellsness Penisula
12: Ice Cave at Langjokull Glacier and return to Reykjavik (ice cave tour)
Day 13 Blue Lagoon and home (leave to airport) - maybe not - too wet any suggestions for last day will probably have a few hours before our flight out.