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South Coast | Iceland

Our last few days in Iceland were spent on the south coast, near the town of Vik. It was at this point in our trip that we realised just how big this island actually is. Bigger than Portugal, according to our friend Google. We drove from Budir to Vik all in one go, via Reykjavik as there was no alternative route to avoid the city. The speed limit here is 90 km/h and there are speed traps EVERYWHERE. For people accustomed to the Portuguese driving style (ie: as fast as you can get away with) this was worse than Chinese…

Golden Circle Iceland

Golden Circle | Iceland

Using Reykjavik as our base, we spent a day exploring the Golden Circle, which is a round-trip route through some of Iceland´s most famous attractions. These are the classic guidebook destinations and, predictably, they were packed with selfie-stick toting tour groups. Of course I am aware of the irony in my being exasperated at the crowds because… we were there too, so we weren´t exactly “off the beaten track”.  However, the magic and wildness of these places (the reason they became famous in the first place) is definitely affected by the crowds so if you´re there during peak season and you…