Mondays In Iceland - #7
Highway 1, near Hveragerði, 2000
While many people avoid guided tours, the various "Golden Circle" day trips out of Reykjavík are well worth it, if only for the fact that no one has to drive. The problem with driving through the Icelandic countryside is that every turn offers some new vista- spectacular or subtle, making it very hard to devote 100% of one's attention to the road. When the clouds are low with occasional open patches it sometimes seems as if one is driving through Valhalla itself.
When one is driving through the countryside, make sure to plan some extra time to stop and enjoy the scenery- it never ceases to amaze.