So I’m planning my first trip to Iceland for August 19-27. I’ve been looking up that apparently the best time for flight prices is about 3.5 - 5.5 months before the trip, so I’m planning on waiting until late Feb or early March to buy the tickets. I want the trip to be as cheap as possible so I’ll be staying in hostels as much as I can. Should I be booking my rooms, and rental cars right now or will I be fine doing those after I book my flight?
I’m just worried I might change the dates of my trip slightly if there’s a cheaper flight available 1-2 days before or after, and that would mess up my room plans, since I’m planning on going from Reykjavik to the Diamond Beach over the course of 4 days and I want to stay in different places along the south coast as I move along so I’m not driving back and forth.
Also, during the summer will I be fine with a 2WD car? I do intend on doing a ton of hiking and exploring and some of the places did say they recommend 4WD but I’d rather not spend the extra money.
Any help is appreciated