This was by far the best trip I have ever done in my life. One week, 2500 Km (1553.428 miles) and a all country to discover. We visited Iceland because we wanted to have the amazing opportunity to see the Northern Lights. Iceland was found to be cheapest country where we could see them. This amazing natural phenomenon is stronger and most likely to be seen between end of October to the end of March (when the nights are longer and darker), so we decided to go in the end of February.

When we start to look into places to visit, we quickly found we needed to drive around the country to go to those places. That is how the idea of driving around the country came from. I will take you to the places we visited, what we saw, what we experienced and mainly, in this case, I will give you a lot of tips and help so you can travel around the country safely. Not because it is likely you will be stolen or robbed (not at all), but because for miles there is no one. No houses, no cars, no people, just you, the nature and the road ahead (which was completely amazing). As such the post more important about Iceland is: Iceland – Tips and Ideas, followed by “Places to Visit” and “Accommodation”. I hope you enjoy!

Iceland – Tips and Ideas

  • On the road
  • Northern Lights

Iceland – Places to Visit

Close to Reykjavík:

  • Golden Circle (Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park)
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Elding Cruise

South of Iceland:

  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Dyrhólaey Cliffs
  • Mýrdalssandur
  • Kirkjugólfið (“church floor”)
  • Jokulsárión (glacier lagoon)
  • South Coast

Lake Mývatn:

  • Goðafoss (Godafoss)
  • Skútustaðagígar (pseudo-craters)
  • Hverfell
  • Grjótagjá cave
  • Dettifoss
  •  Víti volcano
  • Hverir

North West of Iceland:

  • Grábók volcano
  • Víðgelmir (Lava tube)
  • Following the road

Iceland – Accommodation

  • Reykjavík – Alba Guesthouse
  • Vík – Steig Guesthouse
  • Lake Mývatn – Dimmuborgir Guesthouse

Iceland – Food and Drinks

  • Around the country
  • Reykajavík
  • Lake Mývatn