06 Feb Discovery Iceland: The land of Ice and Fire
Reykjavik by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
So the first if you want visit Iceland, invite your friends; in total it should be 2-4 people. It’s much easier to save money on the vehicle (rent one car and share expenses with friends) and it’ll be great to make camping together anywhere you want.
Iceland by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
Good time to travel: June, July, August. Iceland is beautiful in all seasons but in summer it’s less rainy days and temperature is around 15-23℃ in day and 5-7℃ at night. It’s high season, so book all in advance (hotel, car, camping, etc).
Unbelievable colors of moss by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
Before planing your trip you need to know that in Iceland there are lots of warm natural swimming pools. So if you’re tired after driving you can stop and refresh in such centres. Check the locations in advance.
Icelandic turf houses by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
First day stay in Reykjavik, rent car and then go to the nearest big supermarket to buy all stuff for camping. Buy all you need (If you have your own sleeping bag or tent: bring it with you to Iceland. If no it’s really not so expensive and we bought all stuff in one store).
Iceland roads by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
Don’t forget the most important thing – barbecue grill! You can find it in the same store (it’s very simple and really helpful). Grill is good cause in Iceland you can find fresh delicious fish everywhere and make a great lunch or dinner.
Moss is growing along the river by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
While you’ll be on the road in the middle of island, make sure you charge all your cameras or take with you some solar charger, cause there is no one there. Only one house right in the middle with some spots for sleep and relax (feels more like gamekeeper house). And take enough food and water, we crossed this empty road in two days.
Waterfalls everywhere by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
That gravel road through the Iceland is earth-shattering! Palette of the environment goes quickly from very vivid to a rare pale mood, and shadows from clouds change that view every minute: you’ll be amazed for sure.
Our place for camping by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
So we went from Reyjavik to another side of the island Husavik – It is a centre of whale watching in Iceland due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. After whales we had a lunch and one of the locals told us about a nice secret route through the mysterious fields (more here: kaerfkrahs.com/iceland ).
Vigor Island by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
Road #1 is very mysterious especially near Lagarfljót lake, in the east of Iceland. There are a lot of waterfalls and charming fog. Feeling that you are in Jurassic Park movie.
Colorful mountains by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
Choose any big glacier and go there to see it. The glaciers and ice caps of Iceland cover 11.1% of the land area and many of them lie above volcanoes. If any volcano wakes up, first all will be flooded and then lava hello…
Husavik whale whatching by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
Go to Landmannalaugar – colorfull mountains. Fabulous place, famous for its hiking trails.It’s a big camping over there (check it online). Spend from 1-4 days there, and go to a hicking. Also there are natural geothermal hot springs where you can swim and relax.
(More here: kaerfkrahs.com/landmannalaugar)
Glacier by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
After a week in Iceland, and after our trip through island, I wanted to see some of the north part, I had only two weeks, so decided to start with the town of fjords. Ísafjörður – mean ice fjord.
Lake Porisvatn by Nastya Kaerfkrahs
Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Blue Lagoon! It’s not far from Reyjavik – natural spa.
Jökulsárlón – Glacial river lagoon. It is large glacial lake in southeast Iceland. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.