My husband and I are finding ourselves solo this Thanksgiving and decided to do a last minute trip to Iceland. It’s only the second time that we’ve vacationed w/o our child since he was born (he’s now 15)! We fly from Denver on Sun 11/25 to arrive at 6am Mon. We leave Thurs 11/28 at 5:10pm. We booked at CenterHotel Thingholt (Reykjavik) and plan to do day excursions (don’t want to drive in winter!). Since check-in isn’t until 2pm and we’ll be tired, I thought Blue Lagoon for the morning and lunch would be a good stop. Is it a tourist trap? Hoping it won’t be so busy this time of year. As for getting around in Iceland, is it easy and affordable to catch a taxi or Uber from airport (rather than doing the Blue Lagoon shuttle) and in and around Reykjavik?
For activities, we thought we’d explore the city and do a couple of excursions (top is to see the Northern Lights). My husband doesn’t think we should book a tour for Northern Lights until the last minute since it is so dependent on weather. Any recommendations for activities given our short time at this odd time of year? I’d love some “couple” activities like a romantic hot spring (seems most are family oriented (??)). We are in our mid 40’s and active but I have knee issues that makes hiking inclines difficult. I’d love to see some of natural wonders (volcanos, waterfalls, and glaciers.. oh my!). TIA!