I'm planning to visit Iceland in a few months - should I stay in Reykjavik or see other parts of the country too?


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Dear Cheryl,

I am sorry that I only reply to this email so late but for some reason I missed this message. Well, the short answer is - it depends on how many days you are spending in the country. I think you'll have enough things to do in Reykjavik and surroundings for a few days, up to a week. But if you're staying longer, it might be a good idea to spend a couple of days in Reykjavik and then travel around the country. I recommend a drive around the country along the ring road which is about 1.000 miles long and see the sights along the way. In winter of course, some of the roads may be closed because of snow/mud/road restrictions. You are welcome to mail me on my private email address - , which I check almost every day.
Dear Cheryl, my recommendations is to travel around the country, I see you are an elder person so I think Reykjavík is not suitable. The beautiful nature you will find in northern Iceland is unmeasurable, million things to do and a lot of people to help you find those things and to help you making them real. Hopin to hear from you,

Best Regards, and hopes for a nice stay
Rut Herner
Well it all depends on what you want to do. But spending time out of Reykjavík is always nice if you like to experience a bit of fierce nature first hand. Along the southcoast or in Snæfellsnes are places to stay at a reasonable price for most people. All depends on your interests really, and what you want to see and do.
Hi Cheryl,
I just came aboard Localyte, so I will try to give you my answer now ,though you had sent this question in a few months ago.
First,it depends on what month you come. If you come in the summer, and are coming from the USA, then you will have missed a nights sleep.The flights from the US are arriving between 5:30 and 7:30 in the morning.There is a difference in time , Iceland is at least 4 hours ahead in time from the east coast of the US.
Because of this time difference it is good to stay either in Keflavik,( same town as airport) or take the FlyBus, Taxi, or rent a car to Reykjavik and stay at a hotel or guesthouse the first day or two.This all depends on your budget.
There are many things to do in Reykjavik, as well as great dining. The hotels in Reykjavik are more expensive than in the country.
The Blue Lagoon is only a 20 min drive from the International airport, and 40 mins from Reykjavik.
You can take daily bus trips out into the country or take a rent a car and drive around Iceland.
I won´t go into any more details for now. If you have any questions you are welcome to send me an e-mail.
Hi Cheryl,

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