Only open when the centre of the country is no longer under snow, Route F35 is one of the most legendary in Iceland: rocky and wild, it winds its way through the most desolate and mountainous regions of the island. An exceptional road trip of discovery during the summer months!
The peninsula of Snæfellsnes, made famous by Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth, contains most of Iceland's magnificent landscapes and is just a few hours' drive from the capital. In one day—or two, if you have the time—, you can discover superb panoramic views and various natural places of interest.
Iceland is a country famous for its wild and wonderful landscapes. Skaftafell National Park, located in its south east, is easy to access at any time of year and has some gorgeous scenery to offer. As for Jökulsárlón lake, it has the honour of being one of the most photographed places in the whole country.
Landmannalaugar is one of the most beautiful parts of Iceland. It is located inland, and was used as a training area for American astronauts before the first moon landing. It is a perfect place for hiking, through magnificent landscapes.
The East Fjords are a little known region, we often stop before, at the Jokulsarlon on route 1, where you can experience these places in a short amount of time. However, the view of the fjords can be amazing, and some places deserve that you take the time to discover them.
With their coastal areas, mountains and national parks, Iceland's west and north west regions are ideal places to observe animals in their natural habitat. Here is a quick guide to the species it's possible to see when visiting Iceland, especially the western and northern parts of the country.
A true oasis in the heart of the rocky desert of Kjölur, in the Highlands, Kerlingarfjöll is almost the only place where you can stay for a few days during a journey along route F35. With beautiful hiking trails nearby, this is an ideal spot to better discover geothermal Iceland!