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Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

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Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

We are two women that are taking a 10 days tour in Iceland on July 2013.

We have an extra day and like to add a one day tour from Reykjavik.

We need to choose between two options:

Westman Islands or Thorsmork.

Can anyone advice us which one to choose?

Thanks

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1. Re: Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

Vestmannaeyjar has my vote, no comparing, specially since you have 9 days to travel all over the country, then Þórsmörk doesn´t add that much, but Vestmannaeyjar do.

Edited: 2:08 pm, May 12, 2013
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2. Re: Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

Thanks so much for the advice.

That's what w'll do

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3. Re: Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

Icelandicguide, I was going to ask this question somewhere else, but it has been raised here, so I will ask here. It might help others as well. Do you know please, 'how high and how difficult is the climb up and back down the crater?" Thanks in advance. I have not been to the Westman yet :-)

Edited: 6:51 pm, May 12, 2013
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4. Re: Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

On the scale of 1 - 5 I would rate it at 2.5.

Decent hiking paths, but good sturdy hiking shoes, with good soles and support to the ankles are preferred.

About 20 - 30 min.s from the parking.

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5. Re: Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

Icelandicguide - Thank you, :-) but now I am not so sure about doing it

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6. Re: Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

Go on, you can do it, just take your time :-))

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7. Re: Which day tour to choose Westman Islands or Thorsmork?

Haha, thanks for the encouragement icelandicguide, not my brain that objects, it is my chronic osteoarthritis, and if I take a 'slide' on the way down, it will NOT be my bottom that will be hurt either..... :-))

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