For years I have wanted to drive around Iceland whilst listening to Sigur Ros. Last week I did that. Something about Iceland has always made me want to go there – the huge open landscapes, waterfalls and the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. I’ve never really been attracted to man-made places but places that are natural and take your breath away – those are the places I want to visit. Iceland is exactly that.
It’s amazing to say that you can literally drive for miles without seeing a single other car or person, but that’s the case. A couple of years ago Michelle and I went to Norway, which is similar in many ways, but Iceland is unique in terms of it’s vastness and the feeling of escape which it gives you.
We drove over 1,200 kilometres in just 4 days traveling across the south of the country and staying in a different place each night, but you don’t even notice the number of miles you are driving because you are constantly stoping at such incredible sights. We saw so many incredible places; Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and Gjáin waterfalls were amazing and we could have stayed at each one for hours. We also went Snow Mobiling on the top of a glacier (one of the best experiences of my life) and incredibly, on the one night where we were staying in a hotel which would give us a good chance of seeing them, we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. Something I will always remember.
A massive thank you to Michelle for organising everything (I just turn up) and not minding me having my camera stuck to my face so much.
“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.”