We have always talked about going to Iceland. Everything thing we’ve heard and seen online has been great but we hadn’t really thought about doing anything other than the standard touristy blue lagoon and northern lights etc. With just a few weeks off during the summer we had been weighing up whether or not to go to the east coast of the USA or visit Siem Reap in Cambodia but then one day we stumbled upon this blog…
The idea of a road trip is something completely different to anything we have ever done, especially the fact that the ring road is almost 1500km long! This hasn’t put us off, we read a few other blogs and did a small amount of research and booked up for an 11 day trip.
We are limited to the summer due to our jobs which means we will be visiting in July/August so unfortunately we will not be able to see the northern lights! We are gutted about this but no reason why we can’t go back for a weekend at some point. One advantage of the summer apparently however is that it is peak whale watching season in Husevik.
We have rented a camper van from Happy Campers and will drive anti-clockwise around the ring road. We plan to sleep at the roadside most nights but pop into campsites along the way to get showered.
We have now started putting together an itinerary. We have bought a lonely planet guide and have begun dropping a few pins into google maps. The only issue that we are having at the moment is prioritising what to do as there is just so much! A few things that have already made it onto a ‘definitely do’ list are:
- Geysers at Geysir
- Gulfoss waterfall
- Skógafoss waterfall
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Fjaðrárgljúfur where the mid Atlantic ridge is visible.
- Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon
If you have been to Iceland for a road trip or just a normal trip and have any suggestions then please leave a comment below!