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    October 17, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    While exploring the Icelandic country side by car there are a few things that you may want to keep in mind. #1 Headlights are to be kept on at all times (#3 will reveal a good reason for this). #2 gas stations are sparsely place and actually paying and pumping gas is confusing at best. #3 around most every turn is some sort of majestic nature sure to take your eyes from the road. While your good and distracted by a rushing waterfall or an impossibly steep cliff complete with ice caps and grazing sheep, the two lane you were on previously has now merged to one and your heading directly into on coming traffic. With little warning the road narrows and one car yields to let on coming traffic pass on a narrow one way bridge. This happens often and on a few occasions the other side of the bridge is complexly out of view. Add hale, snow, and sudden and intense rain and wind and you have an involuntary game of chicken. This alone is a very good reason to drive with your headlights on. Despite this white knuckle situation at the roads end we saw our first iceberg, totally worth it.Read more