Continuing my Iceland road trip from Part 1, we’re heading to Hvannadalshnúkur to see a completely unique landscape.
Here, you can see the beginnings of the ice in the distance.
But we’re not stopping on this road trip! Next, we’re driving by the Skeidararsandur region.
We’ve finally made it to Skaftafellsstofa where you can hike up the mountain to see waterfalls and other beautiful sights.
After stopping to see the famous Svartifoss (Black Falls), we off to see the Hjallanes and the Heinaberg area. We got a little bi of rain on the way.
It’s amazing how quickly the landscapes change dramatically!
Leaving the glacial areas of Hjallanes and the Heinaberg, I turn around to capture the amazing landscape.
This truly is the view from the car while driving along Ring Road!!!
Once again, it’s a quick change of scenery as we drive by the glaciers.
Driving towards Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Iceland.
I finally remembered to take a picture of our rental car!
Along the way I spot a cute house with its own backyard waterfall; not a bad view at all!
We’re driving by another landscape that seems so alien to me. These are lava rock formations called cairns near Þingvellir.
Here is where my notes get fuzzy as I can’t remember if this stop was on the same day or the next (and the timestamp on my photos changed when I saved them to my hard drive unfortunately). However, according to my photos, this one was taken next and it does provide a striking difference in landscape from the last one!
And here we go, another drastic change! On the way to Gullfoss waterall.
After passing Gullfoss, we head on towards Þingvellir National Park.
It’s sunny again!
But not for too long.
After our epic road trip, we’re back in Reykjavík and visiting The Pearl to see some amazing panoramic views of the city!
I hope you enjoyed taking this scenic route around Iceland! I tried to mention the general direction we were headed as this post was mainly about the sights seen while driving in Iceland.
I’ll write more about many of these destinations in future posts, but even just driving around Iceland can be a fulfilling holiday. What do you think, does this give you a glimpse of the various landscapes Iceland has to offer? Thanks for reading!