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Our family trip to Iceland is fast approaching (11 Canadians of Icelandic descent; 3 generations ranging in age from 21 to 91!) and I'm horribly behind in my research. I've divided the trip into chunks and am researching each in turn so will post a few times over the next couple of weeks.

We stay in Hveragerdi (Hotel Ork) for the first 3 nights and from there will visit Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, possibly the Blue Lagoon (but most likely later in the trip) and I'm seriously looking at flying to Heimaey (Westmann Islands) for a day.

We have 3 seniors on the trip - 87, 89 and 91 (long lived, these Icelanders!) While they're all in amazing shape there are some limitations and I'm trying to get a handle on the conditions at the above locations. If you've been to any of the above could you please take a moment and comment about the visit from the perspective of a senior citizen? We will be traveling in our own cars. So, for example, what's it like when you arrive at Thingvellir? Is there a lot of walking from the parking lot? Is the terrain uneven? Are there rest stops along the way? How would you rank it on a scale of 1-10 (1 "not senior friendly" and 10 "very senior friendly").

Of all of the sites listed above Thingvellir is the most important visit (You know how the father in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" comments about the fact that all word origins are Greek? My father cannot *hear* the word Parliament without pointing out that the VERY FIRST Parliament EVER was in Iceland at Thingvellir!)

Yes....I'm a control freak, but I did a lot of similar preplanning for my trip to Paris with my 86 year old mother in law last November and it really paid off. We'll have to plan/pace our excursions in Iceland and every bit of advance knowledge will help - thanks for any help you can provide!

(Oh -- any and all restaurant recommendations are always appreciated!)

Regards

Elizabeth

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