We visited Iceland in July, and I’m just now trying to find the right words to describe our trip. If I’m being honest, Iceland is indescribable. The beauty that exists there does so on a scale that is incomprehensible without having already witnessed it with your own eyes. I took over 4000 (that’s four-thousand!) photos during our trip, and I am just now able to begin to try to break them into manageable chunks to share with you. I’ve decided to break them out by the region in the order we drove via Ring Road (South, East, North, West), so I have to apologize for the load time on this post (but only slightly), as I try to limit my images to a maximum of 5-10 and clearly that is not the case here.
We landed early in the morning, and hit the road shortly after. Our first day was extremely tiring, but very rewarding to have already made progress across the Southern part of Ring Road. I felt very much like I was living a dream for the first day, so it was full of a magical haze (or jetlag), and we didn’t have a detailed list or knowledge about the stops we wanted to make. The weather was sprinkling off and on, so we also avoided any longer hikes (including Seljavallalaug Zwembad Swimming Pool, sad!). We still managed to make plenty of stops (full guide here), and made our way to our hotel for a much-needed delicious dinner and night of rest.
The next morning we hit the road hard, making several more stops and even doing a few hour hike to Svartifoss waterfall and back. Later on we saw the glacier lagoons, and made it to our AirBnB in the town of Höfn a little early. We loaded up on groceries and ate dinner before turning in for the night. After only two days of driving and more stops than I can count, we managed to make it across what most would consider Southern Iceland.
Aerial photos by Steve Doll for Hej Doll.
Have you been to Southern Iceland? If so, what was your favorite part?