My primary goal when preparing this Icelandic trip was to see, live, enjoy and photograph some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world. But when you see how rich the Icelandic wildlife is, there is no choice but to enjoy it the same way. I already wrote earlier that Iceland is a paradise for birdwatching. However, when I wrote that I had not yet seen what I have seen the four last days in Snæfellsnes

First real contact with human society since our arrival. Today, we will visit Reykyavík, the capital of Iceland (200,000 inhabitants in total with Reykjanes peninsula, which means about half of the country's population!). As usual, weather changes from a minute to the other. We are in t-shirts when the sun shows, but put back the winter coat once clouds and rain come back. However, visiting the city has been pretty nice, though pretty short. The

Golden Circle : this term has been invented by tourism marketing and is existing since motor cars showed up in Iceland. It is used to describe a short tour that can be made within a day, showing Iceland attractions as Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir (pronounced Thingvellir). And to be honest, this is by far … not the most interesting places in Iceland :). I wanted anyway to speak a little about it and show you what

Enough of Vatnajökull for this trip. It is really awesome but we only have one month, though we have to move on. We decide to leave to the west and to make a stop to the gateway to hell. But before driving to Lucifer's palace, let's have a quick delight with a view on the pretty Svartifoss, in Skaftafell national park. Look carefully at the organ-shaped rocks that forms this waterfall. Isn't nature able to create

Vatnajökull is the third largest glacier in the world. With a surface of 8400 km2 (the same surface as Puerto Rico), a thickness that sometimes reach 1 km and its frequent under-ice volcanic eruptions make it the true giant of ice and fire. It is so huge that each of its "tongues" are themselves called glaciers. We had to see that and visited two of the most easy to access glaciers. Agrandir le plan After a good

It is around 8AM. We start to see the Icelandic coasts. Rugged rocks coming out of the sea are already half covered by a thick layer of clouds. The humidity in the air and the cold wind blowing on my face and my hands make me think that we are finally in Iceland! The first part of the trip has been decided. We will drive through the East Fjords. Weather is terrible. Clouds quickly become thick fog,

After three long days of driving, we finally arrived in Hirtshals. We spent the night here in the camping (one of the two lonely tents in a camping full of vans and camping cars!). Despite the roadworks on most of the German highways, the road has been pretty correct. Some traffic jam around Hamburg, and lots of rain in Denmark, but that's it. Which makes me think that the Danish flag should rather be gray and