An Epic Iceland Road Trip

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Lydia Alvita


My love of people, cultures and adventure lead me to found Aiden and Ivy, a luxury travel agency for those with an adventurous spirit.

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Iceland, “The Land of Fire and Ice”, is a gorgeous, mountainous island nation that is known for its volcanoes and glaciers alike. The country is easy to navigate as a self-drive experience, so consider some of the following highlights from the various regions for your next summer vacation to Iceland. Take advantage of their midnight sun to enjoy the history, traditions and culture that still run deep with Icelanders.

Capital Region – In Reykjavik, enjoy an afternoon of the best sights like the Hallgrímskirkja Church and Leif Ericson statue. In summer’s shoulder months of May and August, consider a trip out to the Grótta Nature Reserve on the tip of the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula for a great viewing opportunity of the Northern Lights.

Western Region – Delight in the Glymur Waterfall, take a picture of the Budir black church and check out the Vatnshellir Lava Tube Cave.

Northern Region – Explore the Diamond Circle sightseeing trail and its five key at- tractions – Godafoss Waterfall, whale watching in Húsavík, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn.

Eastern region – Explore the Ring of Riverdale starting in the main town of Egilsstaðir. Visit Vök Baths or stroll through Hallormsstaðaskógur, Iceland’s largest forest. Take a hike up to Hengifoss, the country’s second largest waterfall, and see other great photo-worthy stops.

Highlands Region – Discover Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve and Vatnajökull National Park, home of the Vatnajökull Glacier.

Southern Region – Follow the Golden Circle sightseeing route with three natural attractions – the Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park.

Southern Peninsula – Finish out your vacation with trips to the Blue Lagoon, a luxury spa and hot spring, and the Fagradalsfjall Volcano that recently erupted in March 2021 after lying dormant for about 6,000 years.

You won’t be disappointed by the natural wonders you will see and experience along the way. Check out my full blog here (insert link) to learn more about each region and what you can experience.

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