Hello all, our family of four (4 and 6 years old) is considering our first trip to Iceland in June 2022. We have traveled as a family to Europe so we do have experience taking long trips with small age children. The trip would be nine nights and nine days, arriving on day 1 around 7:00 a.m. in the morning, coming from an overnight US East Coast nonstop flight.
As travelers and vacationers, we love exploring new places, meeting local people, visiting small villages, short hikes, outdoor activities, local foods, waterfalls, natural beauty, whale watching, glaciers, beaches, playgrounds, etc. So with this said, we are very open to your recommendations with this period of travel time. We are in the very preliminary stages of researching this trip. I definitely plan on renting a 4-wheel drive vehicle. We would love to stay in 2-3 bases as well.
Do you recommend driving the entire Ring Road, making several stops along the journey (3 bases)?
Do you recommend staying in the vicinity of Reykjavík and taking day trips (2-3 bases)?
Thanks for all your help in advance.