…but there may well be a case for bad planning.
On the second day of our visit to Iceland we were greeted with rain. Lots and lots of rain.
My sister and I drove north from Reykjavik for a road trip around Hvalfjörður and up to Húsafell in search of landscapes and lava tunnels. Little did we realise, when booking our hire car, that certain roads leading into and all the roads within the highland region of the country are in fact restricted to 4×4-drive only. Our little Suzuki Swift was clearly not in that category.
The lava tunnels we sought to explore were on the other side of an F-road (F = Forbidden For non-4x4s!)
We settled for a drive-about in the rain instead… as you do.
We encountered many rivers – all of which seem to include the Icelandic for Salmon: Laxa. This one is Laxá í Kjós… one of Iceland’s finest salmon-fishing rivers.
There was much scenery to enjoy and the weather certainly played up the atmosphere.
Despite not getting to climb into lava tunnels, we did view a rather sweeping lava-flow. Literally the river that turned to stone…
Who needs lava tunnels, anyway?