Winter and Summer Iceland

Travel compilation of our two Iceland trips in 2016 - winter and summer to Iceland when bubs were 5-months and 13-months old.  

Click here Iceland Summer for their picture gallery!

We did a separate blog post on our winter trip where we hunted for Northern Lights and Peter explored an Ice Cave with Glacier Adventure

In summer 2016, we spent 2 weeks on the Ring Road, a 3,000km anti-clockwise road trip with an added couple of stops in the remote Westfjords.  Having visited the country twice before (in different seasons), the weather in Iceland is simply unpredictable. Besides, the Westfjords is an off-terrain new territory for us and we just weren't sure of how long we would need to get from one point to another.  Thankfully we did just that as the off-roads were rougher than expected. A 20km journey into Látrabjarg cliff (just to see puffins!) took over an hour one-way from the main road. To save some driving time out of Westfjords, we took a scenic car ferry from Brjánslækur to Snæfellsnes. 

Our favourite part of Iceland is still the east, Seyðisfjörður, away from the tourist crowds with lush valleys and brightly colored little towns nestled in between high, rough mountains. The drive from Vik is breathtaking with lots of meandering fjords on good roads.  As much as I love the south with the stunning waterfalls and glaciers, we found the Eastern and Northern Iceland to be especially charming with lovely small towns like Siglufjörður, off the beaten track!

Here is a list of our accommodations:

Hvolsvöllur - Icelandic Country Suite (Airbnb)

Stafafell - Stafafell Cottages

Myvatn - Hlid Bed and Breakfast

Seyðisfjörður - Við Lónið Guesthouse

Siglufjörður - Siglo Hotel

Staður - North Star Hotel Staðarflöt

Berufjarðarvatn - Hótel Bjarkalundur

Car Ferry: Brjánslækur - Flatey - Stykkishólmur

Hofgarðar - Guesthouse Hof

Borgarnes - Lækjarkot Rooms and Cottages

 

Map from our article with Audi Singapore


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