Three quarters of Icelanders live in or around Reykjavik. That still only makes about 200.000 people, but I can assure you that after 2.5 weeks of glaciers, offroading and general desolation this felt like New York City to me.
A long drive had taken us to Akureyri, the main city in the north and Iceland’s second largest city. Our next main destination would be a detour to Reykjavik, so we would need to backtrack south.
One of the amazing things in Iceland is how much water exists and how important it is. It shapes the country through rivers, rain and floods, in frozen form it forms Europe’s biggest glaciers and […]
The Vestmannaeyjar islands have a special history. For once, the youngest island was born in the 1960s, due to a 5(!) year volcanic eruption. The main town on the main island got buried under lava and ash in 1973. So this made for an interesting target.
We bought a 4×4 enabled camper for this trip. One big question was how well our chosen ride would fare in real world 4×4 conditions. Which brings me to the first picture. We stood in […]
Driving in a house on wheels requires a surprising amount of things. Clothes, obviously. Kitchen stuff and food also quickly comes to mind. Toileteries. Entertainment for small and big people. Electronics for the digital addicts. Half a million cables. Tools, in case something breaks. Every day items like clothes washing equipment or a trashcan.
It has now been a week since we stopped working and it is about a week until we will leave. A few people have said something along the line of “enjoy the leisure time”. Not quite the case here…
We are taking the time to meet a lot of friends before heading out and it is really nice to do that without the pressure of work. But we still get up early to tick off the sheer endless amount of things on our various lists. Here is an overview on the key list items.