From the Ring Road With Love: A Road Trip Through Iceland

Well it’s been a while since I’ve been on an overseas trip (14 months, but who’s counting?), but I’m happy to announce that I made my travel plans come true for this year and recently embarked on my road trip throughout the land of fire and ice! Iceland has definitely become a more popular travel destination in recent years and having driven throughout the country, I can most certainly see why! Everything from the diverse landscapes to the food and Nordic culture has had me already planning out my next trip over there! Here are some highlights in photos of our 8 day road trip along the ring road!

Day 1: Reykjavík to the Borgarfjörður Region

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With nearly two-thirds of the population living throughout and outside of the capital, Reykjavík is a lovely little city worth spending the time to explore. We were able to see famous sites, such as the sun voyager and the Hallgrímskirkja Church within a close distance.

 

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Side view of the Hallgrímskirkja Church
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A different type of mountains than I’m use to
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Our cabin in the middle of nowhere…cute and cozy!

Day 2: Borgarfjörður Region to Akureyri (the North Country)

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Hraunfossar waterfall (aka “children’s waterfall”)
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Sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy the view!
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Deildartungu-Hver, the largest geothermal spring in Europe
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Not a bad view to have on our road trip!

Day 3: Akureyri to the North East

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Midnight in Akureyri, it never gets completely dark out here in May!
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Akureyri’s Botanical Gardens…the only plants in bloom so far!
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The glorious Godafoss waterfall!
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Asbyrgi Rock Formations

Day 4: The East Fjords

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Hiking up the Hverfjall crater; the view was worth it!
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Myvatn Nature Baths: a nice alternative to the Blue Lagoon

 

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Dettifoss, still covered in ice and snow

Day 5: Along the East Coast

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Crazy hike up to Hengifoss
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Another hike conquered!
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Nothing like seeing wild reindeer!

Day 6: The Southern Coast

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
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Dverghamvar “column” rocks
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Chillin’ at the black sands beach, expanded for miles!

Day 7: The Golden Circle back to Reykjavík

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Skogafoss
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Seljalandsfoss, the only waterfall you can walk behind!
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Gullfoss, the most popular waterfall in Iceland
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Stokker the active geisure in the Golden Circle
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Enjoying a Kaldi beer! A nice night out in Reykjavík!

Day 8: Reykjavík back to New England

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From the Phallological Museum, offering the “Iceland experience”…
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No trip to Iceland would be complete without a fish and chips meal!
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I love having the window seat

 

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I'm a small town girl who grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I love writing, rock 'n roll music, and, well, traveling of course! I'm an aspiring travel blogger who started traveling internationally later in life at 21. Since then, I've had a major case of the travel bug! So far, I've been to 14 countries and 6 out of 7 continents, with my goal to explore all 7 by 30 (I just have Antarctica left to go!). When I'm not traveling, I enjoy exploring my new home near the seacoast of southern Maine and NH, going to rock concerts, drinking tea, trying new vegan/vegetarian cuisine, and spending time with my lovely husband and our beloved cats, Moose and Heidi.

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