Is a four day solo road trip through Iceland enough to properly explore the country?
Is it, however, enough time to run up into the largely deserted Westernfjords, roam brilliant empty fjords, see puffins, and then hop a ferry down to Snaefellsnes for a taste of more waterfalls, extinct volcanos and gorgeous Icelandic horses?
I’ll talk a bit in a future post about just how powerful, liberating, and wonderful a solo road trip like this is. But, for now, I want to take you through a visual tour (in color) of my road trip through Iceland’s Westfjords. According to one statistic I read before the trip, fewer than 11% of visitors to Iceland visit the region in the far Northwest and in this instance, that lack of tourism is great news for people eager to explore a vibrant but more natural and less touristic Iceland.
My trip to the Westfjords was, in no small part, inspired by Hjortur who I interviewed about Iceland, the Viking Sagas, and all things related here. Photos in this post were captured using a Canon 6D and combination of lenses. Make sure to catch all five of my full Iceland albums over on flickr here.
I hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for future posts highlighting black and white photos from the Westfjords as well as posts highlighting my two days spent exploring Snæfellsnes!
Remember, these are just a few shots from my Westfjords album. Catch the full album here.