I got the selfie stick out for the first time since it was given to me, and it did come in handy a few times!This is our view from our room, not too shabby is it? For our first night, we got upgraded to a room in the hotel instead of staying in the guesthouse, and the owners couldn’t have been nicer. The hotel was aptly name Hotel Blonduos, and was easy to find as it’s a very small place. As you can see from the pictures, we hit every single weather condition in one day! Snow, rain, sun, sleet, and sometimes more than one at once. There were shirts everywhere saying “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes” and this was very true, or drive fifteen minutes in a different direction as we found out.
Our first day in Iceland was full of driving. We drove around for essentially the entire day to get to Blonduos, which was our first destination of the day. We kept hopping in and back out of the car because we drove through parts of Pingvellir national park and it was just stunning.
In Iceland you aren’t allowed to drive on the ‘F’ roads (mountain highland roads) and in our hire car it specifically said we couldn’t. At one point we were on a road that was so bad we were sure it was an F road and we were going to get yelled at or something. Although I don’t know by whom as we hardly encountered any people! Benefits of traveling around Iceland a couple weeks before peak season.