My husband and I are headed to Iceland in late July. We will be there for 5 nights focused on the south coast. We are spending the first two nights near Vik and then the last night back near Hella at Hotel Laekur. The question is which hotel for the middle two nights - between Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon near Hof or the Fosshotel Vatnajokull near Hofn?
Right now, we are leaning toward Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, and not going all the way up to Hofn (Fosshotel Vatnajokull) - to save on driving. However, I'm wondering if we will be missing out by not going all the way up to Hofn?
My husband and I are avid day hikers. We like the mountains/outdoors, quiet, we love nature. I dislike being in the car TOO much or changing hotels each day and am not big on major tourist attractions like the Blue Lagoon or the plane crash. Although I do want to see the many waterfalls, Jokulsarlon, etc.
Anyone have an opinion on whether we need to reconsider and go all the way up to FH Vatnajokull (instead of FH Glacier Lagoon)? Also, if you have any must-do day hikes in mind that I might not be finding online, let me know! Any tips are appreciated! THANK YOU!!!!