Iceland was at the top of the bucket list, so when I finally got to visit this Nordic heaven I was not disappointed. We went on a 3 day break traveling from London to Reykjavik. We decided to hire a car so we could be as independent as possible and see as much as we could fit in.
“ The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” – Stephen Markley, Tales of Iceland.
We arrived in Reykjavik early afternoon so spent the rest of the afternoon exploring this quaint city. The city is fairly small therefore an afternoon was plenty of time to see the main attractions.
We spent a day doing ‘The Golden Circle’, a popular tourist route in the South. The routes main stops were Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. We also spent a day driving along the south coast of the country, our main aim to get to the abandoned DC plane on Sólheimasandur. We were able to see some spectacular sites long the way including the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the Kerið crater. This plane crash site was a must see for me on this trip. according the legend (or wikipedia) in 1973 a US Navy DC-3 plane ran out of fuel in bad weather and had to make an emergency landing on the black sand a little west of Vik. All passengers and crew survived and the plane was abandoned. The wreckage stills lies on the black sands. The site was quite hard to locate so we just ending up heading towards the ocean and by luck found it, after trekking for some time and crossing a freezing cold river we found the site. For detailed directions of getting there I recommend this site Expertvagabond.