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 Seljalandafoss. Its 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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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