More than in any other country I can think of, simply road-tripping is a big part of the joy of exploring Iceland. And it’s hard to get lost: Route 1, the “Ring Road,” circles the island in one big loop. Each little road branching off the main road has a sign showing what’s out there — and at most points of visual or historical interest, there’s a handy pullout, with a thoughtful information board explaining things in Icelandic and English. (Forgive my fancy camera work as I not-so-gracefully multitask in this clip.)
How was your driving experience in Iceland?
You can pick up a copy of the Rick Steves Iceland guidebook at www.ricksteves.com/iceland-book.