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Iceland Ring Road Adventure: Day 1 - Go!

This week we have four Nordic Visitor explorers out on the road, catching up with our travel friends around Iceland and taking in the beauty of the Icelandic winter. Our journey takes us around the famed Ring Road, or Route 1 -- the main highway that makes a full circle around the island. This route is THE MOST POPULAR for visitors in Iceland, and whenever we make the journey we always understand why: drop-dead gorgeous scenery at every turn. And we have pictures to prove it. Keep reading...

Today, Day 1, our ambitious explorers covered Reykjavik to Kirkjubæjarklaustur, passing waterfalls, farmhouses with glacier views, grazing horses and sheep, glacial rivers and miles of majestic coastline.

Below are but a few of the MANY highlights from our whirlwind Ring Road trip! Follow our pics live on Instagram @nordicvisitor

morning
Early morning, not quite out of Reykjavik yet.
Happy horses at Smáratún. Who wouldn't be happy with that view?
Happy horses at Smáratún. Who wouldn't be happy with that view?
seljalandsfoss
Who can resist a photobomb? Not this crowd. (Seljalandsfoss waterfall, flag optional)
Eyjafjallajökull -- the one and only.
Eyjafjallajökull -- the one and only. A visit to the Volcano Visitor Centre may not help with pronunciation, but you'll learn other cool stuff!


Will they find reindeer in the east on Days 2 and 3? Will they roll in the snow in the north on Day 4? Stay tuned!

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Post by: Jessica

When not writing about Northern European tourist attractions, Jessica Bowe is busy daydreaming about her next trip or scouring Instagram for travel inspiration. Originally from Wisconsin (USA), she's lived in Iceland since 2008 and has since become fully immersed in Eurovision mania and Scandinavian coffee culture.

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Getting there

We'd love to give you the same amazing travel experiences as you read about in our blog! To visit the destinations and attractions mentioned in this post - and to discover a few new highlights along the way, check out these recommended Nordic Visitor tours.

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