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ring road itinerary - August 2018, opinions/recs ?

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ring road itinerary - August 2018, opinions/recs ?

Hi Everyone, was hoping to get some opinions/recommendations on my ring road itinerary. Wasn't sure if I should adjust the plan at all, too ambitious, etc

Day 1

Arrive Reykjavik around 6am

Blue Lagoon

Day 2

Travel on to Golden Circle

Spend Night in Hvolsvolur

Day 3

Seljalandsfoss

+/- Seljavallalaug

Skogafoss

Reynisfjara Beach

Fjaorarglijufu Canyon

Stop for the night in Kirkjubaejarklauster

Day 4

Fjaorarglijufu if not able to get to this the previous day

Skaftafell National Park

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake

Stop for the night in Hofn

Day 5

Hofn to Myvatn - mainly driving with possible detours to Borgarfjordhur Eystri vs Dettifoss depending on time

Day 6

Explore Myvtan area

Godafoss

Spend night in Akrureyi

Day 7

Skagafjarđarvegur with horsetour

No specific plan on this day but want to end up in Stykkishólmur on Western Peninsula for the night

Day 8

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, explore

Day 9

Head back to Reykjavik for 5pm flight home

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1. Re: ring road itinerary - August 2018, opinions/recs ?

It's a pretty standard ring road plan, but unless you have your accommodation already booked, that might be a a challenge by now. So before you make any other plans, check availability for your dates and lock up your lodging.

I would try to stay in the city the night before your flight home, just in case you run into weather or car trouble.

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2. Re: ring road itinerary - August 2018, opinions/recs ?

Day 5 won't leave you any time for siteseeing, just driving past amazing things for much of the day

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3. Re: ring road itinerary - August 2018, opinions/recs ?

I agree that Day 5 is going to be a blur and you will be missing a lot. I would try to add a night in the East Fjords, maybe skipping the night in Akureyri in order to do so.

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4. Re: ring road itinerary - August 2018, opinions/recs ?

For this short period of time I would skip Snæfellsnes and focus on the ring road.

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