I will be traveling to Iceland for the first time in a few weeks, May 21-26, for 5 days. Generaly following Rick's guidebook itinerary, however he does not include traveling further up the South Coast to see the Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, as well as Skaftafell Nat'l Park and waterfall hike. Nor does he include the Snaelfelsjokul or Reykjaves Peninsula. Here is my current itinerary, any comments and suggestions are welcome:
Day 1 - arrive 10:30 am, pick up rental car, Blue Lagoon, drive to South Coast. Hotel near Vik.
Day 2 - Westman Islands OR drive to Glacier Lagoon/Skatafell Park. Drive back to S. Coast hotel near Vik.
Day 3 - Explore S. Coast, drive back to Reykjavik.
Day 4 - Golden Circle.
Day 5 - Explore Reykjavik... OR drive to Snaefelsjokul Peninsula or Reykjaves Penisula?
Day 6 - depart 3 pm.
Also, any recommendations on clothing, shoes, packing items?