Day 4: The Sea and Sky and Everything Else

Eastern and Northern Iceland Map
Our drive on Day 4

Our fourth day on the road in Iceland took us from the Eastern Fjords to the Northern and the Arctic, with a lot of interesting and picturesque stops in between! We even got to really use the 4WD. Brian was happy about that!

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Day 3: Watch Out for Sheep!

There are lots of sheep in Iceland! They are all grazing alongside the major highway and often with no barriers to the highway, also known as the ring road. Needless to say, I had a close encounter with some sheep! It’s all ok. They move surprisingly fast and I had a lot of notice they were coming. They moved so fast neither myself nor Brian were able to get a photo (boo!). Anyway, for the remainder of the day, I had to keep on the alert as the sheep were never far from the road.

Other than sheep, we saw a lot of beautiful natural wonders: glaciers that stunned us into silence with their magnificence and beauty, waterfalls and streams cascading down rock cliffs and mountains, fjords and more. Our campsite last night was alongside one of the fjords with a mountain view to match. Iceland is gorgeous. Continue reading “Day 3: Watch Out for Sheep!”

Day 2: Rain, Glaciers, and Lava Fields

Map Selfoss to Skaftafell
Day 2: Selfoss to Skaftafell

It rained while we were sleeping last night, and was really bad this morning. Plus, very overcast. So, our thoughts about going to the islands on the south via a ferry boat didn’t seem so good. Instead, we decided to drive along the highway and stop at all the pretty sights until we made it into the big national park and Skaftafell. Continue reading “Day 2: Rain, Glaciers, and Lava Fields”

Iceland Day 1: Water

Yea! We made it to Iceland past midnight and promptly went to duty free to buy booze. That seems to be the first move for anyone, locals included, and we want to follow the local customs!

We checked into our hotel, the Base Hotel by the airport, had a few beers at the lounge and went to bed for about 5 hours. This morning, we got up, went back to the airport for a 45 minute bus ride into the Reykjavik bus station, then a taxi to Camp Easy to pick up our ride, and home, for the week!

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