What To Do/See
Self-drive the Golden Circle (map below from iheartreykjavik)
Dive Silfra (nvm - must be certified)
Solheimajokull (ice cave)
Plane crash site (maybe)
Reynisfjara (blocks blocks blocks and black sand)
Vestrahorn (5.5 hours from Reykjavik)
Vatnajökull National Park
Seljalandsfoss (1.5 hours from Reykjavík)
Skogafoss (2 hours from Reykjavík)
Kvernufoss (hidden waterfall near Skogafoss)
Gljúfurárfoss (hidden - maybe)
Nice to Know
Good morning = Góðan dag
Emergency number is 112
A regular U.S. credit card even without the pin should be okay in most places.
A U.S. divers license is okay to rent a car.
Waterproof hiking boots
Old school paper maps sounds like something still used for Iceland trips!
Waterproof camera gear
Get a sim card
Get a gas card for unmanned gas stations
Meet some awesome people!
Pet a horse with awesome hair =)
Apparently the hot dogs are a must try (any suggestions on favorite place?)
Where is the most reliable place to rent a car?
How difficult is it to find gas stations when not in the city? Is there an app for this?
How do I know if the water where I am is drinkable?
Please feel free to share any tips you have on anything listed above, recommend something to add, advice for a first timer or share your stories!
My travel style is budget but comfort and willing to spend if the experience is worth it - scuba dive, sky dive, ATV. I'm not really into the "nightlife" unless it's looking at stars. More of a nature explorer than a city wanderer - waterfalls, hikes, swimming holes, glaciers.
Self-diving map of the Golden Circle with additional stop points by I Heart Reykjavik!
Helpful Resources So Far
And many thanks to those commenting here and on Facebook!