Summer 2002

Without any knowledge about this island we begun to plan our trip. Travel guides were rare and travel agencies knew only a few things. After combining those resources we managed to plan a 9 days trip.

  • Day 1: Switzerland to Reykjavik
  • Day 2: Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Bifröst
  • Day 3: Blönduos, Varmahlid, Saudarkrokur
  • Day 4: Akureyri, Godafoss, Myvatn, Krafla, Laugar
  • Day 5: Husavik, Asbirgy, Dettifoss, Egilsstadir
  • Day 6: Djupivogur, Hofn
  • Day 7: Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell, Vik
  • Day 8: Dyrholaey, Reynisfjara, Reykjavik
  • Day 9: Reykjavik to Switzerland.

Very little tourism, rare hotels (or schools)… it was a dream. The ring road had a hard surface only near towns.