We liked the option of flying to Europe via Reykjavik so we could spend some time there afterwards. We chose the camping for 6 days option for the most flexibility. We are really happy we did.
Happy Campers delivered! The van was great and we were very happy campers.
By the time we landed, we really only had time to pick up the van and drive to the campsite in Reykjavik.
|Happy Camper Van|
|Inside storage, supplies, sink, fridge and portable gas stove|
|Our Campsite in Reykjavik|
Day 2: Beginning of the Ring Circle
|Queen Anne's Lace look-alike|
|Pop of color|
|Amazing snowfield and pieces of floating glacial ice|
|Mike walking down for a better look|
In Iceland you actually have to sign a waiver that you are responsible for damage secondary to sheep. They are fast little buggers and seem to have no fear of cars.
|Great view of glacier and ice field from National Park|
Day 4 - South Iceland
Namafjall Hverir- Kind of like being in Yellowstone National Park- Iceland has a lot of geothermal features and heats its homes and water using the heat from underground. HOT HOT HOT
Nearby Volcanoes and Volcanic Lakes
Huge Waterfall !
We found a private campground in our guide book which was really just a farmer's land. He built a nice outhouse with running water and toilets. We were very excited.
Day 6- A rainy drive to Gryndavik
Small hike up to the top of an old volcano that destroyed an entire community
We did another great hike up to the top of a volcano. This one overlooked The Blue Lagoon and you could see all of Gryndavik all the way to the ocean. There was an old Army camp on top from World War II. Pretty cool. Amazing that the sun came out for us!
We camped at a nice campground near the water and walked down for some lobster soup. It was our only restaurant experience in Iceland.
|John Lennon in the background|
|A cold time for a refuel|
|Little bit of blue sky|
Day 6- Blue Lagoon and flight home
We really enjoyed Iceland. We decided it was a good thing that we hadn't planned on biking here. The roads are narrow and there a lot of "Looky-Lou's" out on the road. It also was very windy and quite rainy. We will go back another time for sure...maybe next time when we can see the Northern Lights.
Hope you enjoyed the photos!
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