I'm visiting Iceland with my husband, his parents, my sister in law, and her husband. We're excited but my husband and I are wondering what we can actually expect and what we should do while we're there.
Our travel group includes my husband and I (early 30s), his sister and her husband (late 20s), and their parents (early 60s). All of us are relatively healthy for our age but, to repeat, his parents are in their early 60s. We have traveled together before and are psyched but I'm trying to get a sense for what we should actually do while we're there.
We are very interested in doing a glacier walk like this
. I'm inclined to plan on renting boots so that's one less thing I have to pack - is that a mistake? Also, it sounds like they discourage wearing jeans for that hike because you can get wet. Should I buy water-repellent pants? I thought I could maybe get some nylon pants and wear leggings under them. Also, some of the TripAdvisor reviews
suggest that the hike is not as easy as the website describes - is it okay to do with two 60+ year old folks who are not athletic?
We are also planning to do a volcano tour and visit the Blue Lagoon. My sister in law, for some reason, is really excited about the idea of going horseback riding in Reykjavik. Is that something to be excited about? My husband and I aren't into horseback riding. Otherwise, what should we see and do? We will be staying in Reykjavik so ideas in the city would also be helpful.
Finally, I'm interested in running the 10K in Reykjavik on Saturday, August 21. I am a little concerned that I might not be able to get back to the hotel and shower before we have to check out. Are there other ideas for where I could get a shower before hopping on a plane? I'll survive without one but I don't know about my fellow passengers.