Driving Iceland: An Introduction

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The Road

Four days ago my wife and I arrived back in the DFW after what can only be described as the best f__king trip ever. We spent the better part of ten days driving Route 1 (aka The Ring Road) around Iceland and did our best to see as much as we could. Our car, a lifted ten-year old Jeep Laredo with the engine light on, took us to places that one would think a moon rover couldn’t go. We drove that Arizona Beige bad boy up to glaciers onto volcanoes and across at least 15 unbridged rivers – which elicited many curse words and threats from my wife. Due to the grand nature of this adventure it makes more sense to split my posts into five parts or two-day increments – the first of which will be posted early next week. For now I offer ten photos, one per day, of our tour of Iceland.

We were lucky enough to land on Culture Night. 100,000 people drinking and listening to music. It was beautiful and peaceful.

We were lucky enough to land on Culture Night. 100,000 people drinking and listening to music. It was beautiful and peaceful.

Our first day on the road exploring the Golden Circle. It rained and we donned our long johns.

Our first day on the road exploring the Golden Circle. It rained and we donned our long johns.

Our first day driving F-Roads. Roads that require heavy 4x4 vehicles due to river crossings and terrible road conditions. Funnest thing ever.

Our first day driving F-Roads. Roads that require heavy 4×4 vehicles due to river crossings and terrible road conditions. Funnest thing ever.

We walked on a glacier and it was rad.

We walked on a glacier and it was rad.

The eastern coast looks a lot like the PCH just with more gravel roads and suicidal sheep.

The eastern coast looks a lot like the PCH just with more gravel roads and suicidal sheep.

We drove an eight hour round trip over the most bone-jarring terrain to see a volcano in the fog. Worth every second.

We drove an eight hour round trip over the most bone-jarring terrain to see a volcano in the fog. Worth every second.

The northern coast was cold and windy. A storm was blowing in from the southwest.

The northern coast was cold and windy. A storm was blowing in from the southwest.

An abandoned house near Hellnar. The former occupants are buried nearby.

An abandoned house near Hellnar. The former occupants are buried nearby.

Graffiti has a home in Reykjavik.

Graffiti has a home in Reykjavik.

Greenland looks very cool from 37,000 feet.

Greenland looks very cool from 37,000 feet.

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