The first post of our 10 day trip to Iceland. We booked a 1 week self drive tour by Guide to Iceland. The drew up an itinerary of places to see and I chose some extra events and tours. They booked the car (a 4×4 KIA), rooms and meals The rooms were excellent and the food top quality. There were a few minor negatives which I will cover in later post. With all the extras, shopping, plus an extra 2 days more in Reykjavik, the total including airfare came to $9,000. If I hadn’t booked extra tours, bought an Icelandic wool sweater, and bird book we could have done it for about $6,000.
I used Google Earth pro to make KMJ files then imported those into Google Earth to create the map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=15Ex_VUE50RyW4f4IjymSv-gRPuu3gqub&usp=sharing. The locations listed on the map are those we managed to get to on the tour itinerary minus the last day, July 22, which was to Videy Island. The map enhances the text below.
First day at Reykjavik on went without incident. After a brief look at Hofdi Lighthouse we went to Seltjarnarnes point to see some birds. Kopar restaurant was wonderful. We had the best food ever and a view of the harbor with a rainbow. After dinner we walked over to look at the strange grass dome structure. The room was OK, and it was a relief to have parking in the basement.