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Driving from South Iceland to the Westfjords

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Hi there - I know there are a lot of self-driving itinerary questions so forgive me if this has already been asked! (or feel free to point me in that direction!)

I'm planning an 9-day/8-night trip in May 2016, with a flight landing at KEF in the early AM and departing 9 days later in the evening time. My rough itinerary is:

Night 1: Reykjavik
Drive to base in South Iceland
Night 2 & 3: South Iceland - perhaps base near Vik
Drive to base in the Westfjords
Night 4 & 5: Westfjords - potentially base near Drangsnes
Drive to Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Night 6 & 7: Snaefellsnes
Drive back to KEF for evening departure

So my question is this...

Obviously this leaves me with one unpleasant day of tremendous driving, from Southern Iceland to somewhere in the Westfjords. Is that drive possible in 1 day? Is there a route that would NOT take me back through Reykjavik? Any pointers for taking this on?

I don't feel like we have enough time to attempt the Ring Road, and one-way car rentals and one-way domestic flights just don't seem worth the price and hassle. And it's our first time to Iceland so obviously we're way overeager to cram in as much as possible :)

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