7 Days Self Drive Road Trip in Southern Iceland – Day 5

Day 5 – Vik > Solheimasandur (plane wreck) > Blue Lagoon > Silica Hotel

Day 5 we had very lean itinerary as well, mainly is to change our accommodation again, back to somewhere nearer to Reyjavik town for our easy departure on last day. Nevertheless, it was one of our highlight day as well because we were visiting two of the renowned “must go” in Iceland, the Sólheimasandur (plane wreck) and the Blue Lagoon!
Off we go leaving the cozy guesthouse behind, driving our way to the Blue Lagoon direction and while we are still on the coastline road, we stop by the location to visit the plane wreck.

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7 Days Self Drive Road Trip in Southern Iceland – Day 4

Day 4 – Vik > Svartifoss (waterfall) > Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon > Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon > Vik

Power charged again after a night rest at Skammidalur Guesthouse. (Even though we stay up late quite a bit to wait for the aurora to appear but were no luck) When we walked out from the guesthouse we were greet by the friendly Icelandic horses!

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7 Days Self Drive Road Trip in Southern Iceland – Day 3

Day 3 – Laugarvatn > Gullfoss (magnificent waterfall) > Strokkur (geyser) > Seljalandsfoss (spectacular waterfall) > Skogafoss (broad waterfall) > Skammidalur Guesthouse (near Vik town)

We had pretty good rest at the super spacious Golden Circle Apartment. I started day 3 with a morning jog over to the nearby Laugarvatn Fontana (a famous geothermal bath in that area). They were also famous with the geothermal baked bread. Managed to catch the moment of sun rise over the Lake Laugarvatn.

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7 Days Self Drive Road Trip in Southern Iceland – Day 2

Day 2 – Keflavik > Stekkjarkot (grass roof ancient house) > Reykjavik > Hallgrimskirkja (modern church) > Solfario (viking ship steel sculpture) > Point 4 Thingvekker > Oxararfoss (waterfall) > Laugarvatn Fontana > Golden Circle Apartment

After a night rest at Keflavik, we departed to the capital in the early morning of day 2. There is an interesting spot nearby our guesthouse just along the Ægisgata shore road. You can easily spot the ship wreck near that stretch of road.

On the way to capital of Iceland, we managed to stop by one of the iconic ancient cottage dates back to the 19th century. It is special because it was built using turf, stone and timber. We called it the “grass roof hut”. It was opened to public visit in 1993 after a year of restoration. Moreover, it is free admission! Continue reading 7 Days Self Drive Road Trip in Southern Iceland – Day 2