The fun thing is that all you need to do is just drive along the Number 1 (Ring Road) and on your way you’ll be able to explore Iceland. All important places are marked with a sign which point out t he place of interest. There’s also lots of parking spaces along the Road where you can stop for a beautiful view.
The motto: ” Don’t risk your life – Stop for an amazing view!”
Something everyone should keep in mind because even if it mostly seem that you are all alone there, lots of accidents have happened.
In my opinion the whole country is just a huge national park, beautiful with all its amazing sights and places, and so the long hour driving does not really bother.
Day 2 started off in Saudafkrökur with our first stop in Myvatn. Myvatn is a really great place – a MUST visit – and you should plan in a lot of time for it as there is a lot to see!
It is famous for its gorgeous lake scenery but also for its variety in landscapes and amazing geological formations that you’ll be amazed over and over again.
This area is extremely volcanic and has thermal pool and hot springs (some of them boiling hot at 100°C and smelling strongly like sulfur).
Owing to the volcanic activities it’s pretty smokey and you’ll see ashes everywhere.
You can also spot a Lava field located near the lake with a little grotto at the bottom and a huge crack on top where earthquakes in the past have pulled the plates aparat.
So as you can see there’s lots of things to do and see and I’m sure you could spend a whole day there not getting bored.
But as we didn’t have too much time we continued our journey after some time of exploring heading north-east to Husavik where you can find Dettifoss and Hafragilsfoss.
Dettifoss is a waterfall in the Vatnajökull National Park and is the most powerful in Europe. It is massive and it’s hard to describe the feeling you get when standing directly in front of it. It’s less fear – just admiration and awe. Another MUST visit which will definitely take your breath away!
Not war from Dettifoss there is Hafragilsfoss also located in the Vatnajökull National Park and another jewl of the Island.
Afterwards we made our way to our next accommodation the Puffin Hotel in Eglisstadir. We loved this accommodation! The bathrooms are beautiful, but not just the bathroom all facilities seemed to be really new and the rooms were equipped with everything you need and more. Everything was really clean and the bed was very convenient and the TV had even English channels so everyone could use it.
The view was stunning as well. Looking to the left we had a small harbour int he back a huge mountain and on the right green hills with waterfalls and cute Islandic colorful houses.
Eglisstadir is such a cute and beautiful little village I really can recommend it!
Here some pictues of our hotel and the view we had 🙂