Iceland 2016 🇮🇸

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written about my travels. This year during May I visited Iceland. I went on a road trip exploring the island for about 6 days. Before I left I knew it was an expensive place to go, therefore I had to prepare in advance. Any one who wants to travel to Iceland please bear the costs in mind. I will give some pointers from my experience at the end but now to the good part

A country where you feel like you’ve landed in a different planet – This sentence sums up the landscape of the island. As soon as I landed, I was like ‘wow, have I just landed in Mars in an easyJet flight’

So I got into my rented car and drove off to the first stop and it was SeljalandafossIts a popular waterfall with a lot of tourists and a lot of wedding photoshoots have been taking place at this waterfall recently. You can see a shot of the waterfall from afar below.

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Seljalandafoss

The second stop was the breathtaking black sand beach. The beach is located in the town Vik. Reynisfjara is a black pebble beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid, which is called Gardar. Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar.

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Reynisfjara beach

The best way and only way to travel through Iceland is via car and you get to see some beautiful scenery such as this shown below

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Jökulsálón is a large glacial lake in the southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breidamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Second half of the trip…

For the last half of the trip, I drove up from south to east of Iceland. Along my way I came across so many waterfalls. One of the mighty ones was Godafoss (known as gods waterfall).

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Unknown & untouched waterfalls

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What I learned and what you could be aware of before travelling to Iceland.

  • Its expensive so be prepared
  • If you’re going on a road trip to the remote areas please do a big shop in a supermarket and stock up. Restaurants are pretty expensive and there are no fast food restaurants throughout the country
  • Best places to eat food are at petrol stations where they serve hotdogs
  • If you’re hiring a car don’t gamble on sandstorm insurance. You’re better off with it 
  • Stay in airbnbs. It’s a lot cheaper
  • Get yourself a fuel card in the capital. Makes life easier when you have to top up fuel

 

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achchu1501

25. QA Engineer. Private Pilot.

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