A trip to Iceland
We had to decide quite quickly where to go in ten days. We thought that it should not be far away as we only had five days for that trip. We have a general principle that in summer we go to Northern destinations. Shortly we came to conclusion that Iceland would be a good idea.
After booking the plane tickets and buying a new Lonely Planet guidebook for Iceland we started to plan how to get most out of those five days. There is always very good advice available in Thorntree travel forum.
The planning gone difficult when it came to accommodation and car rental. In travel forum many people said that we might be too late with those. We started to realize how small Iceland really is, not so many hotels-motels, car rentals. And the prices are by far different what we have experienced for example in US and more expensive than in Europe. With car it was really complicated to find suitable 4WD, as the number of rental cars in Iceland seemed to be very limited. At the end of the day the result was good - we had good hotels in beautiful surroundings and 4WD Hyundai Santa Fe rented from local car rental RB Cars was just perfect for us.
During the planning we discovered interesting facts about Iceland. For example: