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Iceland Adventure

Iceland Adventure

Iceland was somewhere neither Deb's or I had been too so seemed a good idea, we had heard it was going to be expensive but the scenery would make up for it..

What an understatement on both accounts, food and drink is very pricey with a typical meal for two at a dinner costing £40 and a single bottle of beer around £7. That said the food was always extremely good and the service is second to none.

So what about the scenery? One word! Breathtaking!

We spent our first night in the Icelandic Capital of Reykjavik which is a busy hive of activity, with shops and everything you would need for an exciting holiday. However we came for the countryside, so first thing in the morning we were collected by National car rental and collected our car.

We had specified a 4x4 as we read that there are many off road tracks that give you some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable, again this was an understatement. We were presented with a fairly new Toyota Landcruiser, it was an Auto which made me happy as I already had to deal with driving on the 'wrong' side of the road.

Once out of the city we made our way South. The next 6 days were spent touring the south of Iceland with constant diversions into the mountains, this is only a brief look at what we saw, so enjoy.

On our way to one of the glaciers we saw a gorge in the distance, we took a dirt road and parked up, the photo does not do it justice.


After our walk along the gorge (well, Debs got fairly near the edge) we continued onto the glacier. After a short walk we were rewarded with some spectacular views of the glacier and spent around an hour at the base of the glacier.


We continued down to the lake where they filmed one of the James bond films, although part thawed now we took a trip out on a amphibious vehicle and took some photos, amazing.





It was off down a dirt road towards our next point of interest that I started to reconsider wearing light coloured jeans for the remainder of the holiday..

Tyres too are expensive in Iceland![/CENTER]

After our little emergency we continued to Gyser and spent around an hour looking at the various bubbling pools and enjoying that sulphery smell, tasty.



We started to head back up to Reykjavik the next morning and stopped off at some stunning water falls, honestly I believe there are more waterfalls in Iceland than people.



Finally we spent our last two days on the west peninsular taking in the volcanic landscape and some of the more interesting roads. Please note, impassable really is what it says...


After our driving we stopped at one of the many picnic areas on the side of the road, we had taken to eating snacky food during the day to save money for the evening meal, but then again with views like this can you blame us?


I hope to go back next year, but this time I will go over in my Landy and sleep in the back, petrol is more expensive in Iceland but is in ready supply, but if you do rent a vehicle whilst your over there, do yourself a favour, get a 4x4 and enjoy some of the most spectacular 'greaan lanes' you will ever drive.
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