The land of ice and fire. We’ve been where Iceland got this glorious and ominous name, we danced between floating icebergs and gingerly drove around the large glacier concealing some of the scariest volcanoes in Europe.
The short and comfortable night made for a difficult awake. We shifted the curtains with a finger to peep outside; rain. The day was not accurately planned: we had to go to Djupivogur – which was not too far away – and the only detour that we had been recommended involved quite too many miles […]
How we ended up stuck in Seydisfjordur: steel blue see on one site, cotton white clouds on the other. Both hiding a mysterious past. But mostly our encounter with the loveliest birds ever: Puffins!
We reach halfway of our trip, hitting the north-east part of the country, stopping at the lovely town of Seydisfjordur. Remote, vast and wild, this part of Iceland is of a subtle yet splendid beauty.
We took the more relaxing side of the Myvatn area, visiting pseudo-craters, the gates of hell and its creepy black church, and plunging in warm blue waters.
Exploring the area around lake Myvatn we come across more natural wonders than we can shake a dried fish at. Mighty waterfalls, boiling soil, magical canyons. All in one exhausting day.
Travelling from Snaefellsnes peninsula to Akureyri, we come across many interesting places and sights, but we also miss many more.
Exploring the Snaefellsnes peninsula gets us in touch with the real, wild Iceland. Where the nature’s power is raw, the wind is fierce and landscapes seem to belong to another planet.
As soon as we receive our 4wd we speed to the wild and green Snaefellsnes peninsula, to discover all about the rotten shark, a beautiful waterfall, pristine beaches and many more natural wonders.
Reykjavik was the first and last stop of our trip to Iceland. It’s quite small so 24 hours can be enough… here are our suggestion on what to see, and where to have food and drinks.