Iceland is not for the faint of heart--especially when you get off the beaten path. The weather is completely unpredictable with rain "falling" sideways, paved roads that suddenly turn to rough gravel, and experiencing a part of the earth that is visibly alive with seismic and geothermal activity.
To see the true Iceland is to get far away from the Reykjavik metropolitan area and embark on the 830-mile Ring Road to encounter the people, the beautiful landscape and the many backroads to unbelievable adventures.
You'll encounter waterfalls, icebergs, hot springs, black sand beaches, aurora borealis, and so much more.
This two-week 2,100-mile camper van adventure to as many remote outposts as we could fit in, brought us face-to-face with the real Iceland. Make sure you are prepared for this adventure: bring waterproof, warm clothing layers; keep your camper van full of fuel and stocked with food before you head for the back roads; and always veer from the busy Ring Road to explore a side road and see what you might find!
The photos will show you more than I could ever say in words. Iceland and its people are fabulous.
Just one final word: GO!!