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Mar 28th, 2011, 05:48 AM
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Iceland Driving Plans

We are planning a week in Iceland the first week of July.

We will have a couple of days in Reykjavic, then on to southern parts for 3 days near Hella. Then we have a flight from Egilsstadir back to Reykjavic such that we have 2 nights after Hella to get up there.

Trying to decide if it makes sense to do that drive from south to east in one day and stay the 2 nights in one place in the east fjords or break it up and stay one night in each of two places.

We are renting a conventional car in Rekyavik and dropping it at Egilsstadir airport. Our flight is at 10:40 in the morning.

Google maps says the driving time is about 6.5 hours. Daylight will be long though. Not sure the condition of roads along the coast. Also, having trouble finding available acccomodation around southern coast.

Any thoughts that would help us decide one way or another would be most appreciated.
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 05:28 AM
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Jun 4th, 2011, 05:27 PM
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This sounds reasonable. I would recommend you to go to Seydisfjordur wich less then 1 hour from Egilsstadir. It is a long drive to Egilsstadir from hella but it is wort it, you have to stop at the glacier lagoon but after that it is not that much to see. But i would definitely go to seydisfjordur and try to get accomidation there, it is a very romantic village.
There must be something available.

Renting a car in Iceland is very expensive, I was in Iceland 2 months ago and I loved the east. I would recommend you if you want a good price for a rental car to check out www.comparecarrentals.com I booked my car there and when i booked they contacted me and got me a good deal on a superjeep trip as well, they could probably help with accomidation if you havent found one already.

Hope this helps.

P.S If you want any more recommendations I can easily help you at [email protected]
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Jun 4th, 2011, 05:37 PM
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hehe... i meant www.comparecarrentals.is
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