Scenes From The Road in Iceland

I recently spent 8 days driving around Iceland. Or, more accurately, being driven around Iceland by my friends whose driving skills are far superior to mine. No, instead of driving, I bring a random smattering of other useful skills to roadtrips: researching awesome and preferably offbeat stops along the way, negotiating discounts, frantically phoning guesthouses late at night to inquire whether they have an available room at an affordable price, crafting playlists of the cheesy pop and/or classic rock persuasion, getting un-lost after a wrong turn or three, finding backcountry campsites.

And most importantly: taking kickass photos.

You know how it is when you see something so beautiful you can’t help but stare? Can’t help but wonder if it’s a dream? That’s Iceland – that’s ALL of Iceland. I took hundreds of photos of the passing scenery from the car windows in an attempt to prove that what we were seeing was real.

You can and should stop off the roads to see waterfalls, hot springs, and other Icelandic attractions along the way, but even if you didn’t – if you just went to Iceland and all you did was drive around – you’d still see some ridiculously beautiful things.

The photos below were taken either from or within 20 feet of our car while driving on the Ring Road and other side streets in Iceland (clockwise heading north from Reykjavik) —

The Westfjords

Roadtrip in Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

The road in Iceland

The road in Iceland

Roadtrip in Iceland

North Iceland

The road in Iceland

North Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

East Iceland

Roadtrip in Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

Roadtrip in Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

South Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

Ring road in Iceland

Which region in Iceland has the prettiest scenery?

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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