It all came down to luck
If I needed to pick one of the most memorable travel experiences I had, going all around Golden Circle in less than 48 hours would be it. It is one of the best things to do in Iceland.
The opportunity came all of a sudden. Another volunteer was about to drive a van along the national ring road as part of his duties in the organization we were both volunteering at and I just couldn’t miss it!
The ring road
The anti-clockwise road took us from Reykjavik all the way to the South as a starter. Then came Seljalandsfoss, Vik and its pointy volcanic rock formations in the middle of the ocean, bright green Icelandic moss on the verge of eroded and curvy mountains reaching the black sand flat never-ending beaches on the South-East coast, astonishing glacier lakes where icebergs floated calmly right before disappearing into the deep blue ice-cold sea waters as part of the Vatnajökull National park; geysers, steam and boiling mud in the north-east, volcanic landscapes that felt like you were on the moon, huge waterfalls as Godafoss and fjords in the North and mind blowing driving among glacier valleys before reaching the capital city again along the west part of the country.
How on earth could such a beautiful country even exist?
If you have a little longer and would like to see more of Iceland, why not try a 4 day itinerary around Southern Iceland?
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