Soo, we're planning to do ring road in 7 days (8 nights) in the beginning of October 2017. Here's what I have so far:
Day 1: drive to Vik, stay the night
Day 2: drive to Höfn, stay the night
Not sure about day 3,4,5
On day 6, we'll stay drive from the north (either Akureyri or Hvammstangi) at Snaesfells peninsula, and on day 7, making our way back to Reyjavik.
So my optionsfor those 3 days is:
Day 3: drive from Höfn all the way to Husavik(a bit concerned by the long drive), stay the night in Husavik
Day 4: drive from Husavik to Akureyri (do a bit of Myvatn on the way, stay the night at Akureyri
Day 5: Stay another night in Akureyri, do other parts of Myvatn not covered in Day 4
Day 3: drive from Höfn to Egilsstadir (didn't find that much attraction here, not sure whether the day will be wasted), stay the night at Egilsstadir
Day 4: drive from Egilsstadir to Husavik, do whale watching, then drive back to Myvatn, stay the night there
Day 5: Do more stuff around Myvatn and then drive to Akureyri/Hvammstangi (also concerned about the long drive from Akureyri to Snaesfells on day 6, thought Hvammstangi would be less of a big drive)
We just want some input on which area is worth spending more time at (Egilsstadir, Husavik, Myvatn, Akureyri, Hvammstangi). I also heard the weather up north is usually sunnier (also more chance to see the northern lights), hence option 1 sounds better to me, since it means spending more time up north.
Any input will be appreciated :) :)