Featured Forum Thread: 'Driving around Iceland, Day by Day' by GRID

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by GRID, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Hi, i´ve been on a trip to Iceland now and i´ll post pics from each day, so more will follow later as i get to upload all images.

    We rented a 4x4 and drowe around the island in 7 days.

    Day 1

    The Ssangyong rentalcar, rebuilt with 33" tires and made higer (you need a 4x4 to be allowed to drive in all roads in Iceland)
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    This bird doesnt know about gravity ;)
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    Impressive landscapes straight away, close to Reykjavik.
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    Waterfilled vulcano.
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    Geyser errupting, sometimes it´s just a few meters high, then it can go up to 15meters, and the little guy runninig propably didnt know that ;)
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    Time to test the rooftent for the first time.
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    End of day1.
     
  2. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

    455
    Jun 22, 2013
    Finland
    Nice shots! I was wondering what was the thing on top of the car. I knew boxes for skis etc. But his was too slim.

    Mystery solved, though :)


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  3. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    523
    Sep 5, 2010
    Thanks. Looking forward to a visual "ride-a-long", with you all.
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I sure do miss that place - one of the high points of my career :smile:
     
  5. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Thanks for the comments, here´s some from Day 2.

    Under the glacier, the black stuff is ash from vulcanic eruptions.
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    Plane that crashed in 1973, everyone onboard suvived, but they left the plane.
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    Puffins, first time a see these birds.
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    Scenic roads.
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    Sun is breaking through the mist, if you dont like the weather in Iceland, wait 15 minutes :)
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    This was not a abandoned house, a old man lived there.
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    Miles and miles of vulcanic fields.
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    Glacierice breaking up into a small lake.
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  6. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Day three

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    I wonder if it´s raining up ahead :p
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    The heat from vulcanos have made thouse pillars in the rockwalls.
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    And the red layers are from different vulcanic eruptions also.
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    Boiling hot mud :D
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  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Love the wide landscapes and the tele/compressed ones as well. Incredible stuff, Lars.
     
  8. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Wow great stuff. When is the best time of year to go?
     
  9. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I´ve only been there in april and july and begining of aug, and if you want to be sure to not get any snow, april is out of the question.
    More turists in the summer ofcourse, but it wasnt that many so it was a big issue on this trip.
     
  10. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    579
    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    No words, just awesome!!!!! Quite expensive photo set - for us :biggrin:
     
  11. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    Wow stuff Lars. period.
     
  12. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Thanks for the comments and the frontpage post :)

    Day 4
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    there are people walking in the edge on the other side, but the vulcano is so big you cant see them at this res.
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    Best bath i´ve ever had :)
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    You can see people on the other side, so quite big waterfall :)
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  13. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    This is stunning.


     
  14. iluvgf5

    iluvgf5 Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Aug 31, 2012
    Was there in Mar/ Apr and I really had a blast, thanks for sharing the summer view of Iceland, sure has lots of greens. Hope to be back there. By the way I had one of the best lamb steak at Volcano Hotel in Vik. :)
     
  15. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran

    367
    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    This is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cool! I'm loving the journey. Thanks for taking us along.
     
  16. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Fantastic stuff!
     
  17. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Day 5

    The town Husavik, the best place to go Whalewatching.
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    You can go with these old ships to watch the whales.
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    Or with a 2x400hp Rib like we did.
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    We went past Puffinisland on the way out to the whales
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    Humpbackwhales.
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  18. hunyuan7

    hunyuan7 Mu-43 Regular

    140
    Aug 31, 2011
    Snow? Who's afraid of snow? It would be the excuse for me to go out and buy the weather sealed GH3 and weather sealed 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8. :)

    Nice photos, btw.
     
  19. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

    290
    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Ben
    Meh! Too many waterfalls!

    Ha ha. Great shots. :)
     
  20. Kevin

    Kevin Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Aug 25, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    Great shots, thanks for sharing!