I have recently returned from a trip to Iceland, my second visit here, we chose to hire a car and drive down along the South coast rather than stay in Reykjavik again. I had read that you can actually drive around the whole island in a week to experience the varying dramatic scenery of the country, the East is different to the West, the South different to the North, the land of fire and ice has been forged by icy glaciers, geysers and volcanoes
What I eventually realised was that Iceland is a huge country, much bigger and vaster than even with 5 days you can only do such a small part of the island.
Many cruise lines now offer Iceland itineraries, often teamed up with Norway or the Scottish islands, and its made me think that this is a much better way of seeing this amazing country than attempting to drive round the ring road, I think to visit everywhere you want you would need a good 2-3 weeks. The advantage of a cruise is you can visit the main towns and sites, some even offer overnight stays, and whilst sailing round the dramatic coastline
Here is some information on the main stops on an Icelandic cruise
Reykjavik the Capital
Wander around the streets taking in the atmosphere of the multi coloured buildings, or climb up the many steps to
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