Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Iceland Isafjorour Peninsula or Akureyri area

Jump to last reply

I'm planning a last minute trip to Iceland in June. We will be in country for 8 days and trying to see as much as possible of this beautiful landscape, nature, and country. We are more interested in seeing the land, rather than the city (although we'd like to spend a half a day or a day in Reykjavik). We're hoping to experience some of the most picturesque natural parks and areas (icy areas, green covered areas), volcanic mud and hot springs, the black sands and puffins, etc. Overall i'm having a hard time deciding if we should include Isafjorour Peninsula in our trip AND/OR Akureyri area and if visiting these areas is going to be much different than the reyjkavik and south/southwest shore areas.

We are thinking
A) if we should have rejikvek as our 'base' for sleeping, and then go on day trips from there, then either drive or fly to the peninsula (isafjorour) / westfjords for a couple days.

or

B) if we should drive from reykjavik along the southwest side of the country, stopping over night and sightseeing along the way and then flying to the peninsula (isafjorour) / westfjords for a couple days.

or

C) if we should drive from reykjavik along the southwest side of the country, stopping over night and sightseeing along the way and then flying to Akureyri for a couple days.

or

D) if we should have rejikvek as our 'base' for sleeping, and then go on day trips from there, then either drive or fly to Akureyri for a couple days.

Or perhaps there is a way to combine 1) isafjorour peninsula, 2) Akureyri, 3) reykjavik area AND the 4) southwest shore into our trip. Perhaps it's ambitious, but we're up for making the most of this short trip!

Any thoughts and suggestions are more than welcome! thanks!

1 Reply |

Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Finally in Italy for the holidays - installment report
  2. 2 Taxi or Tube from LHR to Gloucester Road Tube?
  3. 3 Siena - Pienza - Montepulciano
  4. 4 Airport ATMs
  5. 5 Charles de Gaulle to Gare du Nord with limitations?
  6. 6 Upgrading second class Swiss pass to first class for individual train rides
  7. 7 Trip Report Transferwise: My latest experience in currency exchange
  8. 8 Trip Report Sono arrivato a Venezia
  9. 9 American Express
  10. 10 Which european city?
  11. 11 San Sebastian, Spain and where else?!
  12. 12 Earthquakes in Tuscany
  13. 13 Favorite London spot for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding?
  14. 14 I lost the thread to respond about th Arles Amphetheatre
  15. 15 Dordogne or Nantes and La Rochelle
  16. 16 All Set To Go!!
  17. 17 Rome, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Venice, Florence
  18. 18 Help!! which tour company is the best for group tours in Italy?
  19. 19 Italy, mid May, 10 days, Rome + another city?
  20. 20 Three ferries to Mull
  21. 21 Trip Report 27-DAY ODYSSEY IN THE ALPS with 3 FINAL DAYS IN PARIS
  22. 22 N Ireland / Ireland driving
  23. 23 Treis-Karden 4 days and Trier 2 days?
  24. 24 Andalucia - very early trip thinking - reactions?
  25. 25 Trip Report Scotland: North West Highlands: July 2012
View next 25 » Back to the top