With our Summer travels just about to begin for the year, we figured it was time to blog about the most perfect Iceland road trip again. Going back through these photos makes our hearts swell. It’s just that each place we visit seems to keep a little piece of our heart and, maybe, Iceland has more than just a little piece. On days six & seven, we made our way back along the southern coast of Iceland making a few more pitstops before finally exploring the Western coastline and the “big city”. Until you visit Iceland, you won’t quite understand how perfectly smooth the main roads are and how horrible and full of car-sized pot holes (and completely covered in snow – at least during our visit) are the smaller roads. Numerous times we threw caution to the wind and took our tiny sedan on the roads we were warned about. It was quite the adventure and we probably lost a few years off of our lives, but we got to see so much more -Worth it. Next time, we’ll just splurge for the monster truck option. 😉
The abandoned plane was a must-see for us! A few months after our trip, we heard about the vandalism of this cool attraction and it was such a bummer to hear. We hate that now it’s ruined, with pink spray paint no less, for so many visitors. Other stops included: Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Dyrhólaey, lava fields, Budir church & hotel (the iconic black painted church) and the crazy blue waters of the west coast.
I distinctly remember climbing all over these spongy, moss-covered lava rocks and realizing it was actually warm enough to take off our jackets. Basking in the sun perched on the warm, pillow-like surface was glorious. We can probably count on one hand the times we weren’t actually cold while in Iceland and this was one of them.