Driving through Iceland

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Driving through Iceland

Driving through Iceland is like a travel movie montage come to life—waterfalls and glaciers and sheep and impossibly high mountains appear between blinks. So while the 800-plus-mile Ring Road (Route 1) can technically be driven in one day, don’t you dare think even consider it. Give yourself a week (at least) to circle the country so you can explore Thingvellir National Park and the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, weave in and out of the eastern fjords, look for whales and Northern Lights, and pull over every ten minutes for ceaseless photo ops. Just remember to stock up on snacks and keep your headlights on 24/7.