From Akureyri’s domestic airport (1 hr 10 min), we dropped off the rental car and Sarah, Sheila, and John flew west on Air Iceland at 5:00 pm, arriving in Isafjordur at 7:55 pm, with aerial views of Iceland's indented coastline and glacier-carved interior. Originally settled in the 9th century, Isafjordur became a trading post for foreign merchants in the 16th century and today is the main town in the remote Westfjords in far-northwest Iceland. The sheer isolation of this region has kept it well off the traditional tourist circuit. Sean and Mandy flew back to Reykjavik, Iceland for the evening.
Sean and Mandy arrived at the Reykjavik domestic airport at 17:45 (5:45 pm) and were picked up by Reykjavik Excursions at 18:00 (6:00 pm), and took a 50-60 minute shuttle ride to Blue Lagoon. They checked in to Blue Lagoon for hours of relaxing in the hot springs.