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Iceland Fly Drive

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TheAbbotOfUnreason · 04/04/2022 11:35

We're thinking about an 8 to 10 day fly drive trip round the Iceland ring road, most likely as a flights / car hire / hotel package for 4 adults.

Has anyone tried one of these and have any company recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

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whiteroseredrose · 06/04/2022 23:18

Not done a package but it is very easy to arrange everything for yourself. Iceland is very organised and English is widely spoken.

We went in August 2020 and booked apartments on Booking.Com, flights with Easyjet and car hire from Blue Car rental. You can get a Michelin road map and use Google maps if necessary.

We booked a glacier hike and snorkeling in Silfra with Tröll who were brilliant (and a bit cheaper than others). They do escorted 3 and 4 day tours too.

We went for a week and had 3 nights in Reykjavik, 3 nights in Vik and the last night close to the Blue Lagoon / Airport.

I think that if you want to do the whole ring road you'd need longer than 8 days otherwise all you will be doing is driving rather than getting to know anywhere.

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TheAbbotOfUnreason · 07/04/2022 06:57

Thanks for this - we usually sort our own flights / car hire / accommodation too so sounds like we could do the same here (I haven’t done a package for about 15 years).

I’ve done the ring road trip before as a 2 week organised adventure trip, but that was 25 years ago but I’m sure things will have changed.

How did you find the cost of eating out?

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whiteroseredrose · 07/04/2022 13:55

Eating out was expensive, as was my DH's £20 beer in Vik!

We stayed in Apartments so that we could make our own breakfast and lunch.

Fortunately we are not foodies so we managed.

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emmathedilemma · 07/04/2022 14:43

Eating out is so expensive!! We did self catering and took a few things with us in our luggage. It's eye watering, we ate really basic meals due to the cost. A small block of cheese was £10 in the supermarket! Take a good vitamin tablet with you too as you're unlikely to get your 5 a day without re-mortgaging your home.
Also be aware that you can only buy alcohol from a small number of off licenses and they have really quite short opening hours.....cos no one ever wanted to buy wine or beer after 7pm on a Friday evening!

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TheAbbotOfUnreason · 07/04/2022 18:04

Oh Lordy! Have done trips to Norway where it was swallow hard and don’t look at the bill, but the DCs eat like horses so I think it’s going to have to be a long weekend in Reykjavik.

Thanks for all the input. My previous trip was catered camping which made it much more economical.

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Newnormal99 · 07/04/2022 18:29

There is a visit iceland Fb page - you should be able to get advice on there. We are going in may/ June but just staying in Reykjavik itself.

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emmathedilemma · 07/04/2022 20:52

I’m serious that it would probably be cheaper to pay for an extra checked bag of food supplies than shop there!! I’d take dried goods such as a bag of pasta, snack bars, microwave rice packets, cereal, that sort of thing that will travel easily and is pretty cheap here.

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