Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland adds quite a bit to the experience of visiting this incredibly scenic country. It’s isn’t absolutely necessary for most tourists, as 80% do not leave the Reykjavik area- and tour companies offer very good and affordable options for seeing nearby sights on day trips from the capital. On my stopover in 1998, I did not rent a car, but got to see  the Golden Circle with a company called Reykjavik excursions.

On this trip, I had two reasons for renting the car. First, I wanted to get out and explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and it was too early in the tourist season to get an organized tour of this beautiful part of the country. The second reason is I wanted to see the Golden Circle at my own pace. In both cases, I was really glad I had the rental car.

I was so pleased that I hope someday to return to Iceland and drive the Ring Road around the entire country. Here are a few shots from my driving experience.

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2 Responses to “Driving in Iceland”

  1. Yeah, and I was thinking, Aren’t you glad you’re used to driving in Michigan? Beautiful and remote. What a great tour!

  2. Awesome shots man…pretty sure if I came up on #12 and #13, I’d wonder if I’d made some sort of mistake. Obviously, I’ve never really driven in the snow…

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