Iceland Part 2 – Ring Road Camping (video)

After we left Reykjavik, Lindsay and I spent about two weeks driving the “ring road” around Iceland. It was awesome, and really really beautiful. Rather than write another long book of a blog post about this time, I put together the little video above. Sorry, I know it’s pretty long, and you’ll tell I had to heavily rely on the only so-so software stabilization so there are a few wobbly bits of the video. Overall though the video shows a good chunk of the highlights from the trip / the main things.

There are some things that are not really captured in the video that I’d like to talk more about, but I told myself I’d post something before an entire year passes, so for now just a list of things:

  • For car camping, I actually sort of like the cozy camping that happens in a lot of the campgrounds we were in
  • The video is really pretty garbage but we took so many videos of driving / roads because the landscapes really are very insanely beautiful / awesome, and the video doesn’t capture it
  • Hot springs at campgrounds and Lindsay being told she talks funny by a really angry and aggressive and drunk local
  • Just how amazing the Skogar to Thorsmork (Skógar to Þórsmörk) hike was.
  • How many times I attempted to get photos of sheep but failed 100% of the time
  • How much better some of the photos we took are than the video, but I didn’t want to post photos in the videos
  • I didn’t show the photo of Lindsay’s amazing birthday dinner I cooked her after the hike (night of Skogar to Thorsmork). That day was one for the record books IMO
  • How when we left Iceland I was ready to get home, but since we’ve been gone I’ve realized how special and amazing it really is.
  • I think I’d go back to Iceland some day and re-do this exact trip, but maybe with a month or so of time, more reading, more hanging out in small towns, etc.

 

 

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