Is it worth it for such a short time, that is. I have no doubt visiting Iceland is a worthwhile thing to do.
Background - we’re spending 2 weeks in the UK in late September/early October.
We’ve booked apartments in London & Edinburgh so our London arrival and departure dates are set, but we haven’t bought plane tickets yet.
Icelandair is consistently the least expensive of all the BOS - LHR flights, by around $100, but an Icelandair flight would add 3 hours to each way, at the least.
Icelandair offers a deal where you can “layover” in Iceland for up to 9 days without paying any extra airfare. We could easily add 1 day onto the beginning of our trip to spend a day and a night in Reykjavik and could possibly swing 2 days, but definitely not more.
So my questions are:
Would 1 full day or 2 full days in Iceland be worthwhile? Could we see enough to feel like we experienced something of Iceland?
Is Reykjavik big enough to fill a full day or 2 full days? We like museums, trying local food/drink, walking around.
If Reykjavik is not enough to fill 1 or 2 days, what’s the best thing to do outside the city in a day that would be very “Iceland?”