We will be on a cruise next summer that stops in Reykjavik for 2 "days". It is scheduled to arrive 12pm the first day and then stays in port overnight and leaves the next day around 4pm.
We would definitely like to do the Golden Circle hitting the major stops. We have 7 people (2 adults, 3 teenage boys, and 2 grandparents in late 70s). I was wondering if people think it is better to drive ourselves in a rental car or to book a trip either private or join a group. We do not book the cruise sponsored excursions normally because they jack up the prices.
Airport car rentals look to be cheaper - would it be better to take a taxi to the airport to pick up the rental car than getting one at the harbor?
We would also like to visit the Blue Lagoon (open 7am-midnight) and possibly do the 1-hour Mr. Puffins tour to see the puffins. What way would you arrange our activities if we do all three?
Thanks for any advice. I know we will wish we had more time but that is out of our control. We will also have one more day in Iceland at the port of Akureyri.