Your trip is most likely to start in Reykjavik, the capital and biggest town, though at 118,000 citizens it is hardly London. Yet, it has a delightfully charming atmosphere, and the locals, many of whom speak impeccable English, are friendly as can be. There is a number of great museums which reflect the style of the locals: unpretentious, friendly, and smart. Reykjavik’s nightlife is exactly what one would expect it to be: the alcohol is expensive, but the parties are great and nights are long (in summer literally).
Venture out into the countryside of Iceland with car hire
After a few days in the capital you will head out into the country, and you will soon be rewarded for your decision to spend you holidays in Iceland. The eastern fjords, though sparsely populated with the exception of Egilsstadir, is the first place where you will encounter stunning natural miracles such as icebergs floating on water like rubber ducks. Next on the itinerary should be Lake Mýcatn and the mighty Dittifoss water falls, 144 ft high (44 m). There are a few private guest houses in the area, so accommodation is not an issue. Crossing the highlands towards Kverkfjöll, take your rental car down the Kjörlur highland road, one of the most scenic trails on the island, taking you past ice caves and incredible viewpoints. You shouldfor set aside at least 5 hours to complete the trail, leaving you enough time to get out of the hire car and take in the scenery. Should the road make an unexpected twist or turn, this might well been, because it was rerouted to avoid disturbing a rock under which elves are said to live, after all 80% of the Icelandic population believe in the existence of such creatures.