Hi, I've rented a 4x4 Hyundai Tuscon the second half of July and we'll be doing a day trip to Landmannalaugar. We want to drive in from Hella on F225, passing Hekla. How long does that realistically take (2 hours, like lonelyplanet forum says)? I know that if the river crossings are at all dicey, we will go around on 26 and take F228 instead. Also, depending on our schedule, we might want to drive F208 out to Hrifunes. Is that realistically doable in a Tuscon, and if so, about how long? Again, I know we need to take great care with the rivers, double-check conditions, and always be ready to fall back on not crossing any rivers, parking on the F228 north side and taking the footbridge.
Also, how much time should we budget actually at the park sightseeing?