HELENE’S TRIP TO ICELAND
4 NIGHTS/4 STOPS
Nature, lava fields, waterfalls, ice and wildlife
“A breath of fresh air amid great landscapes and total calm. These are some of the features of this long weekend in Iceland, which took us to the South coast. We explored its unique landscape through lava fields and fertile regions, with views of volcanos including the famous Eyjafjallajökull, and visits to glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs. We also went on a magical whale tour. “
5h30 hours direct flight from NY, 3h15 from Brussels.
Direct flights from most big European and US airports with Icelandair
Car rental: we rented a small city car.
Some roads can only be taken with a 4×4 but for a long weekend you don’t need it.
Total/person: 1000 $ for 4 nights
Lodging: 500 $/pp for 4 nights,
Flights : 350 $/pp
Car rental: 150 $ for 5 days/pp (based on 2 persons)
Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
1000 km in 5 days
20 hours on the road/ numerous stops
DAYTRIP TO JOKULSARLON
300 km/ 6h
REYKJAVIK & AIRPORT
50 km/1h (to airport)
GOOD TO KNOW
The weather is not always great in the summer, it was cloudy most of the time with some rain and a very little bit of sun (we traveled in July). From what we heard from Icelanders, the best weather is from May 15 till June 15.
The average temperature is 14-15°C in summer, wear the right clothes..
Food is good and quite healthy. Eat local (fish and lamb).
Iceland Tours is a good website to help you plan your trip. They can even book hotels and guesthouses for you.
We loved this long weekend and we plan to go back for at least 10 days with the whole family.
On your next journey across the Atlantic, take advantage of the option to stop in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. www.icelandair.com
For this trip, we travelled as a couple but it would also be great as a family and for a 1-2 weeks trip.