The fifth and last destination of our Europe + Iceland trip was the legendary Iceland! This post is the first of five, because there are so many geographically and visually distinct landmarks within Iceland that we visited. We stayed in Reykjavik, rented a car, and drove as far as we could to see as much as we could. Our first stop: Thingvellir National Park.
The drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir National Park, or anywhere in Iceland, is otherworldly beautiful. We pulled over all the time just to take in the views! The land is so uninhabited, lush, and fascinating.
Driving suggestion: vehicles in Iceland are pricey to rent, and SUVs are double the price. If you go in the summer and just plan to stay on the Ring Road (rather than off-roading), then the roads are paved and pretty easy to drive. Save some money and go for a sedan. (We rented our car online from Enterprise and picked it up at the Reykjavik airport – super easy.)
(If you watch Game of Thrones, we joked that we had come across the Wall! You know nothing…) Iceland, I already cannot wait to return.