We're visiting Iceland in July for the first time and we're finalizing our plans. I would appreciate your thoughts on the below.
Saturday: Arrive Saturday morning. Spend Saturday day, night and Sunday day, night in Reykjavik (possibly a whale watching tour on Sunday from the harbor).
Monday: Pick up rental car, leave Reykjavik on Monday morning. Drive to Golden Circle area, tour key sites. (Is there a good place to hike along this route?) Stay in Selfoss area on Monday night?
Tuesday: Drive along the Ring Road to the East. Hike somewhere along the way? Possibly see the glacier lake at Jokulsarlon? Stay Tuesday night near Vik.
Wednesday: Make our way back towards Keflavik, visit the Blue Lagoon. Stay in Keflavik that night.
Thursday: Catch our early morning flight to Glasgow.
My husband is a photographer so we'll be taking lots of pictures along the way. We'd like to do some day hikes and maybe see some puffin habitats. Is the itinerary ambitious? Are there other stops we should consider? Thank you for your help!