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4.5 Days in Iceland in August - Trip Report

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4.5 Days in Iceland in August - Trip Report

I went to Iceland in August for 4.5 days. We stayed in an airbnb in Vik for the first two nights and then one in Reykavik the next two.

Day 1:

We rented a car. The rental agency tried to charge us extra for damage from rocks hitting the bottom of the car, but ended up letting us buy the extra insurance when we dropped the car off. You need to use the pin number on your credit card to get gas.

We rented a wifi hotspot, which I would recommend. We reserved one in advance, and picked it up at a gas stiation near Reykavik.

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Golden Circle towards Vik:

Thingvellir National Park (we did not but you can snorkel or scuba dive here)

Stokkur Geysir

Geysir

Gulfoss waterfall

Kerid Crater

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Skogafoss waterfall

Lighthouse at Dyrholaey

Reynisfara beach - black sand beach

We had lunch at Efstidalur II Farm, and dinner in Vik at Halldorskaffi

Day 2:

9:30am - glacier hike and climb

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Tipping after the tour was the only time we used cash.

4:10pm - Boat tour of Jokulsarlon Lagoon

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Dinner at Sudar Vik

Day 3:

Drove to Reykavik. We were there for culture night. The city is very walkable, we never drove somewhere within the city.

Baejarins Beztu - hotdogs for lunch

Icelandic Phallological Muesum

Sandholt - sandwiches for dinner

Big Lebowski bar

Day 4:

Laundromat Cafe for breakfast

Reykjadalur hot springs - pretty steep hike, hot springs were great

Svarta Kaffið - great soup place, wish we could have gone again

Day 5:

We went to the Blue Lagoon in the morning and then to the airport to fly home in the afternoon.

We didn't do these things but they are available:

Scua or snorkel at Thingvellir National Park

Free city walking tour of Reykavik

See a show at Harpa concert hall

Laugarvatn Fontana

Ice cave tour

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1. Re: 4.5 Days in Iceland in August - Trip Report

It sounds like a wonderful and well spent vacation :) It's nice, I think, when people do not only sightseeing, but also engage in some kind of activity, you know, get up close and personal with nature.

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