Towards the back end of last year, we decided to have a go at doing something in Iceland. We’re reasonably outdoorsy, and half of us (me) can’t abide dull stuff, like sitting around and baking and sweating and stewing on beaches.
After buying a couple of guide books and scouting around online, we decided to attempt to drive all the way around Route 1 – Iceland’s ring road.
Going in “shoulder season” had both advantages and disadvantages. On the bright side, everywhere is cheaper. And quieter. On the downside, the internal roads are closed. Bits of the ring road are routinely closed. We’re very thankful that we booked hotels with flexible cancellation policies.
Still, I’m not sure that I would’ve wanted to go at any other time. The views have been breathtaking, the roads unbelievable, and the people unreservedly awesome.
This blog contains (or hopefully will contain) both the nuts and bolts of our prep, planning and decision making, and a more flowery and pictorial description of what we actually did. And that was the founding purpose of everything here – to help us remember what we’d done.
And for the record, this is Nigel: