We had planned to do a road trip to Portugal and Morocco in the summer of 2021. But with all the Covid restrictions, closed borders, and also incident numbers raising just before our trip, we decided to do another trip to Iceland instead. It was our 7th visit to this spectacular island.
This time we wanted to try out if an electric vehicle can be used to explore the remote highlands of Iceland. You can find the full trip report on our other website EV-Overlanding.
In this post here we will give you a brief summary of the landscape highlights of our trip.
As on previous trips we took the Norröna ferry from North Denmark to Seyðisfjörður to get to Iceland.
Our first stop was at the Litlanesfoss close to Egilsstaðir.
Next, we explored the lovely valley along the F909 Snæfellsleið to the Snæfellskali Hut.
Close by was the Hafrahvammagljúfur canyon.
The landscape highlight in the Eastern Highlands is clearly the spectacular Stuðlagil canyon. Sadly, due to its social media hype, it is now overrun by tourists.
On our way to the Western Highlands, we made a quick stop at the Goðafoss waterfall.
Two of our favorite places in Iceland are Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll. Both are located next to the F35 Kjalvegur (Kjölur) which crosses the Western Highlands from north to south.
From the end of the Kjölur, it’s a short drive to the Þingvellir-Nationalpark with its spectacular Silfra Rift.
Since we didn’t carry any serious underwater photography equipment on this trip, only some quick shots with our action cam were possible.
In the Western Highlands, you can also find the Hraunfossar waterfalls which can be reached via the Kaldidalur track.
This is also the starting point for the F578 Arnarvatnsvegur which leads through some interesting lava fields.
One of the highlights of our trip was our visit to the active Fagradalsfjall Volcano, especially with all the glowing lava after sunset.
After visiting the lovely Þakgil valley we explored the F206 Lakavegur.
The first highlight along this track was the Fagrifoss waterfall.
Afterward, the track leads through some remarkable lava fields.
Our last highland track was the F232 Öldufellsleið to Mælifell. It leads through some awesome landscapes and is now one of our new favorite tracks in Iceland.
After 3 weeks in Iceland, it was finally time to return to the ferry in Seyðisfjörður. But before we stopped again at Vestrahorn.
The last two nights of our trip we used for chasing the Northern Lights.
From Seyðisfjörður we took the ferry back to Denmark with a quick stop in between at the Faroe Islands.
My main focus on this trip was not photography but rather filming. You can find the result here:
If you want to learn more about my experience using an EV in Iceland take a look here.