Anniversary trip to Iceland

  A couple visited Iceland in May 2017

“We are hoping to stay on the southern side of the island. We are 38 & 40. We'll be renting a car and driving between Reykjavik and approximately Egilsstaðir over the course of our 7 days in Iceland.

Would love to do a horse tour one day if this is something you can assist with. My wife is a professional rider. I can sit in a saddle, steer, stop, go & post.”


Chris McCarty, a local specialist from Iceland, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary based on 5-Day Self-Driving Tour: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Akureyri, Myvatn Area.

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Akureyri, Myvatn Area

Days 1-2: Arrival and Downtown Reykjavik
Day 3: Glymur Falls, Start of Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 4: Exploring the Volcanic Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 5: Scenic Drive to Akureyri
Day 6: The North: Horse Riding and Waterfalls
Day 7: Geological Wonders of Lake Myvatn
Day 8: Back to Reykjavik
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Traveler Review

It would be great if kimkim could provide google maps links that provide a driving route. I manually created google maps routes each night for the next day- although i am fine with doing it, but i dont think other folks would have been ok with tackling that activity. The manual entry was challenging with the spelling of icelandic destinations.

Chris' trip was outatanding, and I greatly appreciated how he went the extra mile to find a riding tour that was appropriate for my wife's riding experience. It was a highlight of the trip!