Day 3: we drove from Höfn to Egilsstaðir in East Iceland, with a stop in Djúpivogur and an additional detour off the Ring Road around some of the fjords to Fáskruðsfjörður (the "French" town) and Eskifjörður. As we badly needed to recharge our batteries after our glacier challenge of Day 2, driving through the East Fjords provided a welcome sense of calm and relaxation.
We gave ourselves plenty of time to navigate the winding road and stop off at various roadside vista points, where we enjoyed some mind-blowing landscapes. Our scenery today included dramatic cliffs, dark beaches, colourful lighthouses, fishing villages and snowy mountains with razor sharp peaks – some that look like something out of Lord of the Rings.
The great thing about driving in Iceland is that you can pull off the Ring Road just about anywhere and take an amazing picture!
Also? REINDEER! We were really lucky to see a few herds of wild reindeer, and doing our best Sir David Attenborough impressions, we tried sneaking up on a herd in a field with our 55 - 250mm Canon zoom lens. Below is the result – let us remind you that we‘re travel specialists and not professional photographers. (But we're trying to expand our skills.)
Finally, we firmly believe that a successful travel day in Iceland should include a dip in a hot tub. This is perhaps the most important piece of advice you‘ll read all day.
This week, 28 October - 1 November, we're out on the Ring Road, the 1,332 kilometre main highway around Iceland. Follow our pics live on Instagram @nordicvisitor
Stay tuned for more updates, or catch up on our journey below: