Iceland is a country with incredibly beautiful nature. This was probably the main reason for choosing this vacation destination. Amazing landscapes, far from those that can be seen in other parts of the world. The main inspiration was the film “The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty”, most of which was filmed in Iceland. Everyone who visited it, recommended buying tickets in advance, as this is not the direction to which you can go on a last minute ticket.
to get Traveling in Iceland is profitable and convenient only on a rented car. The bike will be too uncomfortable because of the dramatically changing weather. By the way, the weather in this country can be talked about for a long time, it is so unpredictable that it is difficult to predict. I would also like to note that the best time for such a trip is from June to September. And you should not go to Iceland in the hope of inspecting it by hitchhiking, it will be an extremely unsafe option. We took care of the rental car in advance, opted for the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0.
As a result, the car for rent cost about € 700. How not to try to find cheaper options, it will not work, Iceland remains one of the most expensive countries in this regard. The only thing that helped save is the choice of a manual transmission. They took for 10 days, the safety papers were minimal.
Getting around Iceland is quite comfortable if you use special services and maps for this. With the help of webcams, we learned where the roads are closed, and on which you can drive without obstacles. My advice to those who are going to Iceland is to grab swimwear with you, if you go in warm weather, of course. On the way, at almost every step we met hot springs, in which it is good for health to swim.
What we managed to see
Buying clothes on the spot, as it turned out, is very expensive, especially when it comes to sweaters with “fashionable” national patterns. As for food, we did not notice much variety. Everywhere mostly seafood is served, but to save money, we sometimes had to cook right in the hotel where we stayed. Therefore, with a limited budget for the trip is useful to book rooms with a kitchen.
The route was developed with difficulty, many times changed it but still stopped only in the south of Iceland. For the first trip, this is the most predictable option, since the tourist infrastructure is well developed here. We visited the Thingvellir National Park, looked at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, as well as Skogafoss. After we went to Cape Vic, this is the southernmost point of the country itself.
The landscapes at every step were incredible, so the impressions left by the trip were only the most positive. You can talk for a long time, but it’s better to see for yourself at least once.