Our biggest challenge today was driving on this particular road, from Djupivogur to Egilsstaðir. Our idea was to take a shortcut and avoid driving along the coast. It was painful, especially for the driver.
At first the road looked nice:
And then it became very challenging due to the combination of bad weather and poor road conditions:
But we survived and had an amazing day ahead of us. The northern part of Iceland is very volcanic. The landscape is incredible:
These pictures are from the Ring Road #1 between Egilsstaðir and Akureyri.
Here is one of the biggest attractions in northern Iceland: Dettifoss and Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon. The Arctic Circle is 80 km north of us.
Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall not only in Iceland but also in Europe.
An interesting fact about Iceland:
Icelanders have the good fortune of having access to an almost limitless and inexpensive supply of natural hot and cold water. In addition, Icelanders can be proud of the quality of drinking water, which is one of the purest in the world. The cold water from the tap is pure spring water, without any additives such as chlorine.