I spent one week road tripping Southwest Iceland and it was one of the best travel experiences I ever had. Everywhere I drove the landscape was simply magnificent. I don’t think there is a country with more scenic roads than Iceland. One moment you’re driving through a lava field on your way to a waterfall, the other you’re driving along snow capped volcanoes and glaciers. With only 300 000 inhabitants, you’re never stuck in traffic. It’s a true pleasure to drive the Icelandic roads, even the bumpy dirt roads leading to gorgeous hidden gems on this fantastic island! This is my detailed one week Southwest Iceland road trip adventure!
Thjófafoss is a waterfall in the Southeast of Iceland that I never encountered in any travel guide. So how did I find it? Those who read my e-book “How to plan your trip” know that I use a certain app to plan all my trips and itineraries. This app (I keep it a secret only shared with those who read my e-book 🙂 ) shows all waterfalls, places of interest, hiking routes,… everything that I find interesting to discover while traveling.
This video shows my sixth day road tripping the Southwest of Iceland! I drove to Reykjavik and in the afternoon I hiked through the storm to the Reykjadalur hot springs, which was quite a challenge!
I don’t know if there is anyone who loves waterfalls as much as I do. But if you do, you must explore the waterfalls in Southwest Iceland! Traveling to Iceland was high on my bucket list, since there are over 10.000 waterfalls spread over the island. I had one week to explore, so I only did the southwest of Iceland and encountered a lot of magnificent waterfalls on the way. Some very popular and crowded, others hidden in lava fields with no one else around. I was in complete awe by the beauty of Iceland and I will definitely return to tour the whole island. When traveling to Southwest Iceland I suggest to make sure these waterfalls are on your bucket list!
This video shows my fifth day road tripping the Southwest of Iceland! I drove from Grundarfjordur to Hveragerði and these were my stops: – Kirkjufellsfoss –
This video shows my fourth day road tripping the Southwest of Iceland! I drove from Selfoss to Grundarfjordur and these were my stops: – Kerid Crater –
This video shows my third day road tripping the Southwest of Iceland! I drove inland from Hella and these were my stops: – Djófafoss
This video shows my second day road tripping the Southwest of Iceland! I drove from Jökulsárlón to Hella and these were my stops: –