Reasons why I love Iceland !
1/ That joke about how there aren’t that many people Iceland, well, it’s pretty accurate. With a total population of 320,000 on a good day, most of whom are in cities, this means when you’re on the road, you will drive for a long time and not see a single soul.
2/ Iceland is full of surprises, quirks and overlooked spots if you take the chance to get off the beaten path.
3/ Again, because Iceland is so sparsely populated and because the landscape can change dramatically very fast, it doesn’t make sense to build many two-lane bridges. Just slow down when you see one of the signs and whoever gets there first goes first. On some of the really long bridges, there are shoulders to pull over onto to let people by.
So don’t freak, unless you come to a one-lane tunnel, then you can lose your shit.
4/ Every single inch of Iceland is gorgeous, and when you start driving and seeing it yourself, you are going to want to stop and take photos everywhere! I certainly drove everyone crazy in the car, saying every five minutes, “can we pull over? Just for a minute, just this one time!” until everyone was about to throw me off a volcano.
5/ watch out for sheep
In the summer months, sheep reign over Iceland. Let loose to roam the lands, once autumn hits, there’s a massive round-up of the sheep for winter, but until then, they aren’t enclosed in any fields or anything.
6/ If you don't like the weather, don't worry, just wait 15 minutes !
7/ If you see a gas station, stop and get gas. You never know when the next one will roll around. While you’re at it, get a hot dog too.
8/ You can't name the towns : Vopnafjörður ($100 to anyone who can pronounce that)...
9/ Be warned, you will fall in love with Iceland. You will say over and over to yourself, this is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. The rugged, wild, untamed landscape will blow you away, leaving you wanting more. Before you finish your trip you already will be thinking when you will come back again.