The south of Iceland would have to be one of my favorite places in the world thus far, and I say that with very little exaggeration. Between a four-wheel drive (or a very good pair of hiking boots) and a camera there is little else you need. The highlights of my trip had to be:
- Eloping with my (now) wife. Saying our vows in the rain surrounded by mountains & rivers is something I'll never forget.
- The south (near Vík). From the lava fields just south of Reykjavik, to the horses, waterfalls and canyons beyond, it was hard not to love the area.
- The black sand & silver fuselage of a wrecked US Navy DC-3 (since 1942) was worth driving a few kilometers off the highway (and over a river) for.
- The food: great pancakes at The Laundromat, ribs at the Roadhouse and bacon & waffles at Ten Drops are hard to forget.
Beyond this, the best advice I can give for Iceland is: hire a four-wheel drive and don't be afraid to pull over to get a shot. There are so many places where you'll want to head down a dirt track or hop a fence that you'll regret doing anything other.