Iceland’s RING ROAD – Route 1

lines from the middle of the ring road in iceland

Route 1 (better known as Ring Road), is the most famous route in Iceland. The ring is 828 miles long, and most of the countries landmarks can be found along this road. Although 1,332 kilometers may seem like a long, long drive, we can assure that your eyes will never experience the beauty you will see anywhere else in the world. “The ring was completed in 1974 when the longest bridge in Iceland, Skeiðará was opened (Wikipedia).”

skogafoss waterfall frozen in iceland
Skogarfoss Iceland

Along this road, many landmarks can be found. For example, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is a stunning waterfall that you can walk behind. This waterfall drops about 60 meters over the cliffs. Skógafoss has one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see, a double rainbow. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible of sunny days. The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters (Wikipedia). Also, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is along the “Ring Road.” This Glacier Lagoon is right on the edge of Iceland’s beautiful Vatnajökull National Park.

seljalandsfoss waterfall in iceland

While driving in Iceland along the famous “Ring Road,” you will pass through many tunnels and over many bridges. You will see sights you thought your eyes would never see. The beauty of Iceland is all around this ring! You may need to stay for a week or two in order to get a full experience of what Iceland has to offer. There are plenty of hotels and bed & breakfasts that will host you along your journey of the beautiful country of Iceland! The “Ring Road” is highly recommended for any tourist to get a real taste of Iceland. Whether you are on a bus tour, or rent a car for your own personal tour, this is definitely the route that you want to take! What better route to take than Route 1, the “Ring Road!”

jokulsarlon glacial lagoon in iceland
Glacier Lagoon Iceland