AROUND THE ISLAND IN 8 DAYS

UK - Fludir
Scheduled flight to Reykjavík. Collect hire car on arrival and drive to Fludir. Check in and overnight at the Hotel Fludir.
Fludir - Vik 
Drive up to Pingvellir Lake, along to Geyser's hot springs and Gullfoss invariably overarched with a rainbow; stop at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, possibly detouring up to Myrdalsjokull for a glacier snowmobile ride before arriving at Dyrholaey. Overnight at the Icelandair Hotel Vik.
Vik - Oraefi
Drive along the southeast coast with bridges fording several dramatic outwash plains interspersed with black sand beaches. Overnight at the Fosshotel Nupar for 2 nights.
Skaftafell
Spend the day walking in Skaftafell Natural park with its contrasting landscapes of dwarf birch woodland, glacier tongues, melt water rivers, moorland and sand plains.
Oraefi - Egilsstadir
The highlist of the day's journey is the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon before a drive alongside eastern fjords overhung by rhyolite crags contouring the indented coastline and dotted with fishing villages. Overnight at guesthouse Egilsstadir.
Egilsstadir - Myvatn
Vast seemingly endless deserts of glacially crushed rock are the hallmark of today's drive before reaching the contrasting lushness of Myvatn. Overnight at Fosshotel Myvatn.
Lake Myvatn
Time to explore the extraordinary scenery and wildlife in the area: the wooded headland at Höfði with its lava pillars; contorted black towers of Dimmuborgir; the pastel coloured Námafjall ridge with its steamy surroundings and smouldering, sulphurous Krafla. Further afield there are multi-hued houses that hug the mountainside by the fishing village OF Husavik from where you can go whale spotting; the unusually wooded Canyon at Asbyrgi; Dettifoss with it's dishwater grey torrent and the somewhat forgotten Selfoss with its wide curtain fall.
Myvatn - Reykjavik
Drive across to Akureyri and through the Oxnadalsheidi pass through the heart of horse breeding country and down into Reykjavik via Borgarfjordur and Borgarnes, where the Saga centre is worth a stop. Drop off car and overnight at the Hotel Centrum.
Reykjavik - UK
Morning at leisure. Transfer to Keflavik airport for your scheduled return Icelandair flight back to the UK.

Blog Spot No 26 ( June 30th  2019).  With a 25 year pedigree in designing Holidays to Scandinavia (www.scanadventures.co.uk) andTravel Designers who are all Scandi natives by birth, we modestly lay claim to an Experience 2nd2 None. And one of the ways we do that is to keep tabs on what's what and writing it up from time to time. It's that experience that lies behind everything we design and helps turn your Scandi Holiday, whether under the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights, into something of an adventure.