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Good morning Iceland! ♥️ When visiting Iceland, I cannot emphasize enough how important is to rent a car (4WD to be exact) and to drive off Highway 1 to see the real face of Iceland, and it's hidden gems.
One of those gems is definitely Westjords! Be prepared for long drives, as here it takes a long time to get anywhere, but let me assure you how magnificent this ride will be, when you are alone with nature, surrounded by spectacular views. This is very different than you experience in everyday life - you can feel the time slowing down.
What you should know:
🚗 4WD is a must as many roads are gravel ones
☀️ Spring summer and early fall are the best months as during winter almost all roads are closed. Can you imagine that for many villages, supplies and food has to be delivered via plane?
❄️ Check the weather and road.is website, especially during spring and fall - many have stuck for days after being surprised by a blizzard and icy roads
🛁 There are many Hot Springs and Swimming Pools! Temperature varies from 25 - 45 degrees Celsius, but the best part is, that even in high season, you'll be there alone!
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