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First time travel in summer to Iceland

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First time travel in summer to Iceland

Hi there,

My husband surprised me with a trip to Iceland for my birthday. The first time we went to Iceland we went on the peak of winter and did all the winter things :)

However it’s sumemr now, and he’s rented a Camper van for the first two nights 3 days.

We arrive on Sunday afternoon and are staying in Keflavik the first night.

Monday morning we are scheduled to collect our Van.

I have been scouting the internet for days to try figure out a route/ what to see/ what to do/ where to set up camp etc.

And I’m totally overwhelmed with what to do etc.

I would love to see ice diamond beach (end game play)

Can anyone help on a routing. What to do/ where to stop/ must see routing from Keflavik to ice diamond beach in two days?

Our third day will be spent driving back, dropping off the van and heading to Reykjavik for the rest of our stay. (Via taxi)

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

Route 1 all the way is how you get to Jokulsarlon and the Diamond Beach.

There are campgrounds there.

It's a good day's drive each way.

There are 100 worthwhile attractions en route, but you won't have enough time to see most of them, you will have to decide which to go to.

Edited: 01 August 2018, 23:29
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2. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

Thanks a mil.

Any advice of what we should absolutely take the time to see?

The internet has such conflicting views, and different opionions, searching for the best and must sees are giving me anxiety! 🤣

He and I are both terrible at planning vacations, we could use all the help anyone is willing to give us! 👍🏼

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3. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

What does end game play mean?

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4. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

HA! sounds dirty when I read it as a question.

I’d like our road trip to end at diamond beach.

(That being the end game play)

👌🏼

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5. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

How does that work with your road trip ending at Jökulsárlón? Don't you have to get back to the airport? And how many full days do you have in total?

Edited: 02 August 2018, 00:35
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6. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

1 day drive to Jok. 1 day drive back.

I can't make this decision as to what the must sees are for anyone but me.

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7. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

We arrive in Iceland Sunday 13:15 and are in Keflavik for our first night.

Monday we collect our van and we’ve got two full days in a van to explore. Wednesday we’ve got until 3pm to drop the car off back in Keflavik.

From Keflavik we then taxi to Reykjavik until Friday.

Just for this two days plus our travel back on Wednesday,

We need help and guidance on a route to the diamond beach. What to see/ do en route there, and other stops to make en route back.

Etc. Hope that clears it up.

👍🏼

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8. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

See if you can find accommodation in Vík or Kirkjubæjarklaustur for two nights and then google the sights and activities on the South Coast to see what interests you most and map them out.

There are plenty of things to do and see, but some people want to hike or do adventure activities while others love museums, geology or the sagas.

When you have an initial itinerary come back for feedback.

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9. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

These sights are Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Vik beach, Eldhraun, Fjallsarlon, Jokulsarlon.

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10. Re: First time travel in summer to Iceland

Fantastic. Thank you!

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