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Landing at 3pm... Distance to drive?

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Landing at 3pm... Distance to drive?

I am landing at 3 pm and am just wondering whether it is feasible to assume we can reach VIK on the same day comfortably??

I have four days planned and looking to explore the South Coast and Golden Circle only, Is it also feasible to reach the Wilderness Center’in Egilsstaðir and return over the four days or am I just aiming for too much?

Thanks very much for any guidance offered.

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1. Re: Landing at 3pm... Distance to drive?

Concerning Vík, it depends on if you're coming in summer, or in winter. It also depends whether you'll be arriving from a long exhausting flight, in which case it's not even recommendable to head out on a long drive.

And what time is your body clock then?

And I guess it also matters whether it's two drivers or one.

Skip Egilsstaðir. Going as far as Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon should be fine.

If possible, it would be a lot better to drive as far as Hella or Hvolsvöllur, for example (provided that the questions above have replies that give you green light, you know).

Edited: 31 March 2018, 00:26
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2. Re: Landing at 3pm... Distance to drive?

(I'm always adding something more...)

Hella or Hvolsvöllur .... instead of Vík, for the first overnight.

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3. Re: Landing at 3pm... Distance to drive?

Thanks for that, Coming in Summer (end of May) and will only have the one driver. Should be rested as have stop over in Copenhagen before landing in Iceland.

Second time in Iceland, last visit I did North and cut myself short (as must people do) so want to be a little more relaxed this time with best coverage of distance. Just booking accomodation and really trying to figure out daily plans :-)

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4. Re: Landing at 3pm... Distance to drive?

Ok, good. It's up to you how you feel about, then. We're all different. Some are true passionate of the road and tireless drivers, and others ... not so much.

Don't forget that getting out of the airport and collecting the car, with all the process, does consume quite some time. And you'll probably need to eat something as well.

Have lots of fun !!

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