Do you want to stay away from tourist traps and have a bit more of an authentic experience in Iceland? If so, we recommend the West fjords. The West fjords “ring road” is around 1000 km. Often overlooked, the West fjords offer a little bit of everything. It has impressive cliffs and mountains, sandy beaches and geothermal pools. As well as small fishing villages, magnificent waterfalls, and rivers. The list is endless! There are around 40 fjords in total, each more beautiful than the last.
If you only have a day free to travel outside of Reykjavík, there are a few places you could visit. Snæfellsnes peninsula is one of Iceland most spectacular places and includes most of everything Iceland has to offer in one place. The peninsula is one of the best places in Iceland to see basalt columns.
If you are driving the south coast of Iceland, there are a few places that are a must to see. The South Coast has a lot to offer, everything from glaciers and waterfalls to black sandy beaches and glacier lagoons. It is also the flattest portion of the island, being a former seabed.
North Iceland’s Sightseeing Spots are many and they’re beautiful. However, not all are accessible during winter, like Dettifoss for example. Roads in North-East Iceland are sometimes closed over the wintertime. But don’t let that stop you from traveling there, the landscape is amazing, and there are a lot of things to do.
Many traffic signs in Iceland are sort of self-explanatory. However, you´ll definitely run into a few signs that you haven’t seen before. Some of them are pretty important so we thought we’d explain them to you before you arrive.
The road around Iceland is called the Ring Road or Hringvegurinn in Icelandic and is route number 1. It is 1,332 kilometers (828 mi) long which means you could technically drive it all in one day but where is the fun in that?