Today's guest blogger, Hafdís, is a veteran travel consultant at our Iceland office and an all-around fun person to have along for a drive around the country. Below she tells us about her favourites from Iceland's Ring Road (Route 1).
The best thing about driving around Iceland's main highway, the Ring Road, is the surprising variety of things you can see and do! I have a lot of favourites from the road trip I did in April with some other Nordic Visitor friends, but there are a few that stick out.
For one, we got to try an ATV tour on a black sand beach (by an old plane wreck!) with one of our tour operators. It's a different way of exploring nature with an adrenalin kick.
We also visited Fjallsárlón It's just a short distance off Route 1, near the bigger Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon, and it is breathtaking. Almost like being in Greenland!
Up north, I LOVE Námaskarð in the Mývatn area of North Iceland... the colors are just beautiful. I have only visited before in the summertime, so this was a pleasant surprise.
Vogafjós in the Mývatn area was my favorite accommodation on the Ring Road. Looking at the cows over a cup of coffee is a unique countryside experience to remember! The food at their "Cowshed Cafe" is also delicious, made from fresh and local meat and fish.
For a perfect end to a day in the Mývatn area, I must recommend the Mývatn Nature Baths. Total relaxation!
I also loved the tranquility of Siglufjörður in North Iceland and the mighty mountains standing over us. It is a small village but still has a vibrant and charming town centre.
My last bit of advice? Make sure to do some exploring on your own as there is always something interesting around the corner in Iceland!
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The following post is part of our "My Destination" series, in which we ask our staff to tell us about their favourite highlights in Iceland and our other Nordic destinations.