Old Apr 14, 19, 8:09 am
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
Iceland Road Trip Do

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th September 2019

This is a slightly different FlyerTalk do to normal. Instead of spending our time in one city, we are going on a little road trip to see some of the sights in the south-west of Iceland. And you’re invited.

We’ll start from Reykjavik International Airport (KEF). Most of us are coming in on BA 800 from London, landing at 11:00 am. We’ll spend the first day exploring the south coast, driving towards the town of Vik, making plenty of stops along the way. The next day, Friday, we’ll journey inland, driving part of the Golden Circle, visiting some of the famous sights, and spending some time in the Thingvellir National Park. On Friday night, we’ll stay near the town of Arkanes, north of Reykjavik. We haven’t planned Saturday yet—either we’ll spend most of the day in the capital city or we will continue to explore nature—but Saturday night we’ll be in Reykjavik. Then it’s back to the airport on Sunday morning for BA 801 back to London.

We certainly don’t have time to see everything, and there will be plenty of driving—but we think it will be a fun weekend.

We are also keen on hiking and photographing whenever we get a chance. There’s no obligation to follow our itinerary in full; you can join in for whichever parts interest you or leave to follow your own diversions.

So far the hotels are:
Thursday 5th to Friday 6th September: Hótel Fljótshlíd, Smáratún Farm.
Friday 6th to Saturday 7th September: Hotel Laxarbakki, Hvalfjarðarsveit.
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th September: Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik.
[You can usually get a little off the list prices by using TopCashBack or Quidco. Or ask a friend for their booking.com referral link to get 10% off.]

Hotels outside of Reykjavík are few and far between, so, once you have purchased flights, I advise you to book hotels sooner rather than later.

In terms of car hire, I hope that there will be car pooling, but we aren’t arranging that. If there are other attendees you have met in the past and trust, consider sharing a vehicle.
Certainly a nice tickle to spend an extended weekend. Being on the phone, I'll have to wait for a larger screen, to consider the distances covered with a trusted road map, but roads outside Reykjavik is not particularly known for riding comfort.

Speaking as you are of "we", I anticipate there already are some other FTers committed to this excursion. A humble suggestion of a Wiki, maybe?
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