Photo Essay: Iceland By Camper Van

A new landscape seems to appear each day as photographer, blogger and van-dweller Alison Turner travels around RingRoad, or Route 1, which circles the country.

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Looking at Waterfall in Iceland
Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss

When you travel by campervan you get to wake up to incredible views each morning. This was shot in the early morning, watching the sun rise from behind the waterfall. 960 1280

  

Seljandsfoss Waterfall

Seljandsfoss Waterfall

This is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland because you can walk behind the falls for an incredible photo opt.  960 1280

  

Glacier Lagoon

Glacier Lagoon

Glacier Lagoon is mesmerizing. I loved drinking my morning coffee and watching the ice float by. 960 1280

  

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Check out the beach near the town of Vik to see these massive rock formations. 960 1280

  

Mini Lighthouses

Mini Lighthouses

Some of my favorite buildings were all of the orange lighthouses scattered about the country.  960 1280

  

East Fjords

East Fjords

I hiked through the marshy fields to get close to this lighthouse. 960 1280

  

Iceland: Swimming in Blue Lagoon

Iceland: Swimming in Blue Lagoon

A trip to Iceland isn't complete without a soak in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. 960 1280

  

Early Bird Gets the Lagoon

Early Bird Gets the Lagoon

The natural spa is extremely popular with tourists. Be sure to visit when it first opens to get a moment to yourself.  960 1280

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Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall

Of all the waterfalls in Iceland, this one is my favorite. It's also a favorite among tourists because of its massive size. At 200 feet tall, people standing next to it look tiny. 960 1280

  

Námafjall Sulfur Fields

Námafjall Sulfur Fields

One of the most amazing experiences on this trip was walking through the Námafjall geothermal field, located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Myvatn. 960 1280

  

Walking Through Clouds

Walking Through Clouds

The area is rather smelly, but Námafjall produces clouds that stay low to the ground and you can walk through them. 960 1280

  

Goofoss Waterfall

Goofoss Waterfall

You can access this waterfall on the nothern part of the island, off of Highway 1. 960 1280

  

Icelandic Horses

Icelandic Horses

The horses on the island can tolerate extreme weather conditions. You will see them throughout the countryside. 960 1280

  

Making New Friends

Making New Friends

The horses are also are extremely tame. This guy came up and said hello to me. 960 1280

  

Northeast Iceland

Northeast Iceland

On the east side of The Ring Road, you’ll find a lot of open space, flat land and snow. 960 1280

  

Snowy and Surreal

Snowy and Surreal

I stopped on the side of the road just to run around a bit in the snow. What’s so dreamy and unusual about this area is that there aren’t any trees. 960 1280

  

Rustic Churches

Rustic Churches

You will see a church in every town in Iceland. I thought they were all so charming. I framed this one from the entry gate. 960 1280

  

Snaefellsness Peninsula

Snaefellsness Peninsula

One of the most amazing views from the road was on the Snaefellsness Peninsula.  It’s as if I stepped into a painting. 960 1280

  

Foggy Mountains

Foggy Mountains

The Snaefellsness Peninsula is a must-drive. The snow-capped mountains are breathtaking. 960 1280

  

Whiteout

Whiteout

Driving Highway 1 is one of the best ways to see Iceland but always be prepared for a sudden change in the weather. Moments before this photograph, it was sunny and clear. 960 1280

  

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