Hi there, I'll be travelling to Iceland solo in the period of December to January, specifically the last week of December till the first week of January. I am not renting a car, and have already booked a couple of tours so I do not require any more tour suggestions as to how to fill up my remaining time in Iceland. However there are areas I would like to have more information on as I have been unable to get the specific answers that I need as the people who have the same queries as me are satisfied with the common answers of "booking tours".
1) Are there places in Iceland where I can go to / visit ALONE? Meaning to say that I do not require the booking of ANY tour regardless and I can get there myself by bus/foot. Perhaps visiting more rural areas or explore the landscape and sight see and then hop on a bus back at the end of the day. Or perhaps go off on my own little journey or follow on a 1 day walking trail. Are there any such areas/places to visit?
2) Buses. Do they run all year round or do they shut down during certain months/periods? Are there any limitations to buying a ticket from https:/…
3) Can i visit more popular areas on my own without coming in with a tour group. Like can I get to kirkjufellsfoss, vatnajökull national park etc on my own, enter and sightsee these places? Is there like some sort of entry fee or is it only strictly for guided tours to enter?
Any form of information on any of these would be very much appreciated. Thanks!