Greatest road trips in the world (P.11) Þjóðvegur 1: The legend road in the island of Ice and Fire

17-05-2023

(wcsa.world) Dubbed "The Island of Ice and Fire", Iceland is a Nordic country that possesses many surreal natural scenes, from endless green meadows in the countryside, high mountains, and majestic waterfalls to many vast glaciers. Þjóðvegur 1, or Iceland's Ring Road, is the main highway that encircles this country of majestic landscapes.

Since much of the Central part of the country is uninhabitable and inaccessible, highways are used to connect nearly all coastal residential areas. Along this highway, you can find some remarkable attractions like famous beaches and towering waterfalls.

 

The capital Reykjavík is a great starting point for any Ring Road adventure. The city was the first settlement in Iceland. Many Viking traditions and cultures remain to this day, showing the cultural significance of the city. In addition, Reykjavík is the food and nightlife center of Iceland.

 

Thingvellir National Park is the first stop. This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Such landscapes include stunning valleys, volcanoes that surround the park, and Iceland's largest lake. Many of these landscapes appear in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

 

The Geysir geothermal area is a famous site. At this site, visitors will admire countless natural wonders, highlighted by the name, of the active geysers. The most active geyser, Strokkur, erupts every few minutes with hot water that can exceed 30 meters.

 

The rest of the journey is a series of famous natural landscapes that made the name of the land of ice and fire. Typical among them are the magical Gullfoss and Skógafoss Falls, the famous Reynisfjara Black Beach, the breathtaking Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge, the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier, the powerful Fagradalsfjall Volcano, and more.

 

A trip along the Ring Road is the perfect way to witness the perfection of Icelandic nature. From stunning volcanic valleys to stunning canyons, this road trip showcases the stunning beauty of this stunning nation.

According to the Internet