Day Three in Iceland: Hot Springs and Hot Dogs

Day 3, July 8 Only four hours of sleep this time - needless to say, it was nice to sleep in. Today there will be no long drives or busy schedules. Only one hour to Mývatn and one hour back. Today will be our spa day. We have another full breakfast at around 10 am.…

Day Two in Iceland: The Arctic Coast Way

Day 2, July 7: We have another full itinerary ahead. Being naturally inclined to exploring the less-traveled routes, we choose the northern way instead. While tempted by the allure of the Westfjords, we bypass it for timing purposes. Our destination is Akureyri via the newly advertised highway of the north. I pull off my sleep…

Day One in Iceland: Finding the Centre of the Earth

A five-day expedition through Iceland's northwest in a dainty manual car to escape the summer heat. Just me and my mom. After months of planning with a table-wide Michelin map and figuring out drive times and F-roads, it all comes down to this. From Keflavik through Snæfellsnes and pushing north past Siglufjörður to Akureyri and…