I've been to Iceland before and loved it, and am likely to drag my family there next year.I daresay we'll do all the standard gold circle etc. tours which are probably more enjoyable in the warmer months with longer daylight hours!
My primary reason for going in November (aside from a cheap airfare) is the chance at seeing the Northern Lights. I wouldn't mind doing a bit more horseriding too. I suppose my question is, does it make sense to stay in Reykjavik, or should I plan to stay elsewhere? If so, where? I won't be able to rent a car, so I'll be relying on public transport or tour operators. I'm not adverse to staying in hostels or other alternatives to hotels. Any other suggestions as to short trips that might be doable in a short time frame gratefully accepted!