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Sandstorms in Iceland: What You Need To Know

Sandstorms in Iceland on the Ring Road
Excuse me, what? Sandstorms in Iceland? That has to be some kind of typo. I'm here to tell you that no, you read that absolutely right. Just like the Sahara desert, Iceland gets sandstorms as well. Of course, ours come from volcanic ash and sand, so they're a little bit different. But they can still do a ton of...

Driving the Highland F208 in Iceland

Highland F208 Iceland has stunning views
If you are an adventurous traveler seeking challenges from nature, the rugged terrain of the contrasting Highlands will not disappoint. Iceland is fittingly called the Land of Fire and Ice because of its unique landscape. When driving the Highland F208 in Iceland you can easily see jarring opposites like natural hot springs and ice-capped mountains. These hypnotizing and inhospitable mountain...

Do You Need to Rent a 4WD Vehicle in Iceland?

Do you need to rent a 4WD in Iceland?
If you’re visiting Iceland, chances are you’ll eventually leave Reykjavik. While all international visitors fly into Keflavik and stay in the country’s capital, at some point they’ll want to hit the road. Renting a car, campervan, or motorhome and taking a road trip is the best way to explore the island. If you’ve done any research on the topic,...

What is an F-road in Iceland and are they open all year?

What is an Iceland F-road and when do they open?
When researching an Iceland road trip, there are a couple of key points that will pop up quickly. The first is what type of vehicle to rent (car, campervan, or motorhome). Each mode of transport has its own advantages and disadvantages. And when deciding which car or RV best meets your needs, you’ll start to hear a lot about...

Winter Travel Tips For Iceland

Winter travel tip with frozen Gullfoss waterfall
Traveling can have different meanings. Some people think it is a way to escape and shake away the stress of daily life. For most of us, it means making new friends, learning new languages, discovering new cultures and having new experiences. But besides that, traveling means planning for all of us. Heading to Iceland can be a once in...

Driving in Iceland: How Much Does Gas Cost?

How much does gas cost in Iceland?
When putting together a budget for your Iceland road trip, there are several things to keep in mind. You need to figure out the cost of hotel and car rental, or campervan and motorhome rental if you decide to go that route. Whichever option you choose, the price of fuel will also take up a large swath of your...

How Long Does It Take to Drive Around Iceland’s Ring Road?

How long does it take to drive around Iceland's Ring Road?
Anyone planning a road trip in Iceland will quickly discover that the country was made for driving. The Ring Road that encircles the small Nordic island also happens to pass by the majority of its most iconic and well-known attractions. This makes it extremely easy to plan a 5-day, 7-day or 10-day itinerary that encapsulates the country’s most popular...

Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: The Diamond Circle

Icelandic Godafoss waterfall at sunset
For travelers driving around Iceland’s Ring Road, one of the must-see destinations is the Diamond Circle route. The circuit is made up of about a dozen natural wonders all concentrated close to Route 1 in northeast Iceland. The majority of tourists who come to visit this part of Iceland stay in the area for four to five days. There’s...

Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: The South Coast

Dyrholaey in South Iceland on the Ring Road
After the capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland’s South Coast is probably the most visited part of the country. The natural wonders found along this volcanic stretch of land are varied and numerous. From the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss to the black sand beaches of Vik and the icy glaciers in Vatnajökull National Park, there is so much to see...

Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: Reykjavik and Environs

Iceland's Ring Road main stops with mountains in the background
Iceland’s Ring Road is the fastest, easiest way to travel around the small, Nordic island. It’s almost as if the country was made for taking a road trip via car, campervan, or motorhome. So just how long does it take to drive around Iceland’s Ring Road and what are the main stops? What’s the best route to follow? Where...

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