It’s only 8 weeks until I fly out and I’m getting excited, so here’s a really quick update;
Flights are booked, airport parking is booked, airport security priority lane is booked and hotels are booked (2 hotels).
I haven’t yet booked my car for use while I’m there, it needs to be able to cope with gravel roads and possibly some snow, definitely rain for sure. I expect it’ll be something like a Subaru Legacy AWD;
Even though this is going to be a relatively short trip, being only 8 days long, there is still a lot of ground that I want to cover and this car would give me enough opportunity to travel around and stay out over night while I’m hunting the Northern Lights.
For me, a large part of any trip, is in the planning. I’ve included a map below of the places I aim to go to and to see. Marker A and marker M are the hotel points. An online view of the map is here which is a little more interactive and shows the place names.
I have a few things to figure out still, such as the luggage that I want to take, and due to the unpredictable weather I’m unsure of the clothes to take yet. I will be buying an Icelandic network sim card online and sent over to allow me to have a good amount of data as soon as I get there, and I want to figure out if I want to take my sleeping bag and sleeping mat with me (I probably will).
I’m a little way out from final plans and in reality this is an easy trip to think about so I don’t feel any pressure about it. I just can’t wait to get out there.