Although Iceland isn’t a huge place it is big enough and has enough to do that I always warn people about trying to do too much in one trip or cover the whole country. However, if time, distance, and transport were no object, this is what I’d do on my dream day in Iceland:
I’d magically teleport myself to just outside the tunnel leading into my favourite town of Ísafjörður. Just because I rarely get to go through tunnels I find them fun!
From there I would go into town, wander around the streets and watch a plane attempt a landing at the airport, hopefully with several go-rounds. I’d eat at the pizza place, I can’t remember exactly what I had there but it was good. Yep, I realise this is not the stuff most people’s dreams are made of. Just humour me.
From there I’d snap my fingers and have the fun of the drive down the stunning Selárdalur road to the Samúel Jónsson site. I don’t know why I find this place so appealing, it is partly the scenery along the road and the general isolation.
Then I’d magic myself to the sulphurous wasteland of Hverarönd, and remind myself what a trip to Mars or a post-apocalyptic world could be like.
From there I’d go Jökulsárlón, but not to the lagoon itself but to the iceberg littered beach across the road.
Finally, there would be a change of season and I’d go and visit any of the waterfalls in their frozen state.I can think of a few other good combos – maybe they partly seem interesting because they could never really happen! So that’s my dream day in Iceland – what’s yours?