Hvannadalshnúkur

The center of Iceland, known as the Highlands, is a barren and windswept plateau, uninhabitable and unforgiving. But for travelers, there’s no better place to get off the grid. Only accessible during summer and with a 4×4, this is Iceland at its most extreme. Rough tracks connect the popular stops, traversing lava fields and across rushing glacial rivers to get to them. A trip here takes some serious planning.

The center of Iceland, known as the Highlands, is a barren and windswept plateau, uninhabitable and unforgiving. But for travelers, there’s no better place to get off the grid. Only accessible during summer and with a 4×4, this is Iceland at its most extreme. Rough tracks connect the popular stops, traversing lava fields and across rushing glacial rivers to get to them. A trip here takes some serious planning. 

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    Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a country to be reckoned with. Isolated between Europe and North America in the far-flung Atlantic, it’s a country in the midst of its own making: volcanoes and glaciers shape the countryside while waterfalls charge off moss-laden cliffs and hot springs bubble forth from below. Lunar-like lava […]

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