I went to Iceland with one of my friend in September 2014. We rented a 4x4WD and went for road trip, slept in a tent at the camping site, sometimes slept overnight in the car. We tried not to depend on any accommodation but we were too tired and stayed in a hotel and cottage for 2 nights each.
The main highlights on this trip was to hunt aurora borealis, fortunately or unfortunately we only managed to see it for 2,5 nights. Most of the nights were cloudy and sometimes we were lucky enough to have a small opening in the sky and spotted the green activities happening behind the thick clouds.
We visited various spots on the island. Starting with Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland to Thingvellir National Park for a night stay. Then we drove up West to Kirkjufell and stayed in a bunker hostel. The following routes were Gullfoss-Geysir-Vik-Seljalandfoss-Skogafoss-Skaftafell-Jokulsarlon-Blue Lagoon and we came back to the city for the last stop.
Public toilet in front of Vatnajokull glacier
Iceberg at Jokulsarlon lagoon
Aerial view of Reykjavik
Aurora Borealis above Vatnajokull glacier
Small waterfall near Skaftafell
Blue Lagoon during sunset
Highway straight ahead towards sunset
A lake in Reykjavik
Last glimpse of aurora borealis before sunrise
Sólheimasandur under green northern lights and thick cloud
Iceberg black sand beach
Hike trail to Svartifoss
Hallgrímskirkja under starry sky
The shinny diamond within the iceberg
Icelandic moss land
Mountain near Skaftafell
Relaxing at Jokulsarlon iceberg lagoon
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