Iceland is just a gorgeous land to visit. The vast landscape, the stunning waterfalls, the rustic looking Icelandic horses, the wonderful array of exotic food, and the Aurora Borealis can quickly exhaust words associated with describing beauty.
I got to visit the island nation with a couple of friends in March. We rented a camper van stacked on top of a truck, and travelled around Iceland. You can probably drive the entire go around in less than a day, but why would you.
We parked, and slept next to a waterfall with the moon in the backdrop, eating Top Ramen. For a country with a small population, the infrastructure is fairly complete. Yes, you will be crossing over plenty of single-lane bridges, but you can count on showering in hot spring water. And yes, the driving conditions can get pretty bad, where your path is almost completely blocked by the snow drift, but there is almost always a swimming pool even in the smaller towns. Sure, the cost of living may be expensive, but you get to eat whale (common minke whale) in one of the two countries where it’s legal to (the other being Japan).
Iceland is one of the countries that you can’t quite get enough of in one season. I will be visiting again to check off the rest of the things I didn’t get to do this time around (i.e. scuba diving in between the 2 tectonic plates?!).
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