We're off to Iceland in mid October for 9 nights, and we're planning on driving all the way round on Route 1. Does the following look OK as a plan? And does anyone have any advice on what we really shouldn't miss, or anything we should change?
We've been to Iceland before and spent time round Reykjavik, Golden Circle and as far as Skogafoss, so that's why we're not visiting those areas this time. We're also planning another trip to the Western Fjords, possibly next year, so that's why we've not bothered with that (and looking at a map, it looks like the driving there is slow).
Friday - arrive about 4pm, pick up car, stay the night in Reykjavik (or perhaps further east towards Selfoss, to get a start on the driving)
Saturday/Sunday - Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Hofn for Vatnajokull & Skaftafell National Park
Monday - Seydisfjordur or Egilsstadir
Tuesday/Wed/Thursday - Myvatn, Akureyri and Husavik. Perhaps base ourselves in one, or spend two nights in one, one night elsewhere? At the moment, we're leaning towards two nights in Myvatn and one in Akureyri (obviously there's the whale watching in Husavik, but my wife gets badly seasick - even on cross channel ferries on calm days - so that may be out anyway)
Friday - Perhaps somewhere on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Any suggestions?
Saturday - has to be Keflavik because the flight leaves at 7.30am on Sunday
Finally, I'm guessing the Kjolur route will defnitely be closed by mid October? It's not important, but it would be interesting to drive it.
Thanks - long post, but any advice or ideas gratefully received.