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11 Incredible Days in Iceland

Iceland was everything I had hoped it would be and more.

By: Brad Willetts + Save to a List

So I'm going to attempt to explain the unbelievable time we had in Iceland. On this trip we survived on 2 minute noodles, chocolate and beer. We experienced every type of weather you can think of all within 11 days, we were attacked by some mystery bugs, slept next to waterfalls, volcanoes, geothermal lakes and wild Icelandic horses. This was one of the best weeks of my life. Iceland was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I look forward to going back. Our trip started at Happy Campers car rental just south of Reykjavik after a short flight from Copenhagen. We sorted out the paper work, packed the van and hit the road. Days 1 & 2 were spent driving the south coast and I'll post the photos in day order. The south coast is Iceland's most popular area and it's where most people will visit on there stopover. You have mountain views for hundreds of kilometers, waterfalls, glaciers and abandoned planes on black sand beaches. Its an incredible stretch of coastline! 

Days 3 & 4 we explored the east, the less inhabited region of Iceland. It was quiet, foggy and wild. I loved every moment of it, the tiny fishing villages, the empty winding roads and driving through clouds are just some of the things we experienced in the east.

Days 7, 8 & 9 were spent in the Westfjords and driving back towards Reykjavik. This was probably my favourite part of the trip. The Fjords are just crazy, some parts are so isolated you cant understand how people live and survive their. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is a stunning part of Iceland - rough seas and huge cliffs shape this area and the views you get truly leave you speechless.

Days 10 & 11 we hung around Reykjavik, ate great food, drank some coffee and spoke about how crazy the past 9 days had been, on the night of the 11th day we boarded a flight to New York and our time in Iceland was over! 

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