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Ring Road, Iceland

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  • Iceland is pure, wild with wonderfully secluded places impressive landscapes (lunar landscapes, lagoons, geysers, glaciers, coasts, numerous active volcanoes, waterfalls... nature (sometimes one encounters for hours any single car), etc.). Every part of the island is completely different, versatile, capricious weather (always windy, and rapidly Sun in pouring rain can degenerate... We had 25 degrees too warm in June), breathtaking views open up behind every mountain around every bend, the sheep on the side of the road and repeatedly horses that roam through the country are omnipresent. Unforgettably beautiful! Unfortunately, you see the northern lights in winter only. The top 10 things to do in Iceland are breathtaking. We have visited all except those of the West Coast (for the benefit of our trip through the Kjölur Highland) and were thrilled. Attention: Only Rekjavik really is an interesting and worthy of shopping city (where 80% of all residents are located), all other towns are small and quiet (ESP. the overestimated Akureyri). The rest is just incredibly nice: pure nature! 2. There are three main routes: a. the ring road No. 1 that the island once around (but also gravel roads, mostly paved, goes well with a small car, but in the Highlands which may no longer) b. The 1st high Kjölur road. Here small PWs no longer allowed through: not only because of bumpy dirt roads and small rivers, but also because of the sudden giant puddles in the rain, where all of a sudden no passing more and no bypass are possible. An air intake at least on Hood height must be. c. the 2nd high Sprengisandur road: here a Land Rover is strongly recommended, since this route as compared to the 1st lot karger, bumpier, wilder and more depth high country road are to overcome flow through: high country tours, there are three things to consider: 1. always slowly drive through rivers. I would never more without Land Rover or similar in the Highlands. 2. it has little gas stations (and have toilets, so enough Nastüechli here) and always make sure the gasoline. 3. many of the streets are not found in the Navi, same places are slightly differently (as bsp: Stödvarfjördur / Stöðvarfjörður) and in the agglomeration of the addresses are named not for streets, but for families/farms (we had to follow some images, to find our hotels). the speed limit is 90 km/h but in the Highlands, you can quickly go with many stones in the way mostly only as against 30 kmh and confusing Hill, so you can watch must, if a vehicle meets one because of the narrowness of the road (but adventurous beautiful). In 11 days, we have the North/East and South visited. I would also for the next time the two (more versatile, more colorful) prefer high country road Kjölur and with but then integrate the West (since 2 weeks for a circumnavigation of the island and for a Highland route enough at brisk pace, because you go by 300 to 400 km and that per day fast times at the high country road very slowly). Our other Favourits: a.) the late stone collector Petra Sveinsdóttir attracts numerous people every year after Stödvarfjördur in Iceland. The reason for this is her garden, which she has decorated with impressive collection objects for her entire life (never you saw at once more beautiful stones, bet. b.) A visit to the stunning scenery of Landmannalaugar is a must. c.) necessarily on a farm a fresh (!) Skyr try (yogurt / curd-related delicacy) d. avoid: Hákarl. A putrid shark which is offered everywhere. Enjoy better fresh fish. Bottom line: Who nature and peace seeks, will fall in love in the rough fierceness and partly unspoiled island. In the winter a plus are the northern lights (only when nebelfreiem sky), it stands out the summer with the most colorful colors and more pleasant temperatures (especially in Landmannlaugur).
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  • Eastern Iceland close to Reyðarfjörður where 96 is. Scenic is amazing! You'll have the feel of being within the Game of Thrones. To get there will will have to beat the strong winter wind and snow fal...  more »
  • This is the best way to see Iceland because you get away from the crowds and are able to see how varied and unique the landscape of Iceland is. We rented a 4x4 and spent 10 days driving the ring road ...  more »