East Fjords Traffic Jam

East Fjords Traffic Jam

Jun 02, 2010 | By Melissa

I had been to Iceland many times, but had never driven the entire Ring Road. So in May 2008 when I decided to visit with my friend Robert and asked him what he wanted to see and he said "all of it" I knew what we had to do - Ring Road Adventure!!!!

We only had three days and I must say that I do not recommend doing the entire Ring Road in three days if you consider yourself a sane individual. Fortunately for us, that was not an issue! The fact that it was sunny 20 or so hours out of the day allowed us to drive for long hours just gazing at the surreal scenery around us.

One of my favorite memories was the drive through the east fjords from Egilstaddir to Hofn, which I believe to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world. We sometimes went for an hour at a time without seeing another car, but when we reached this stretch of road things were different. There were reindeer and sheep EVERYWHERE! They provided for the best kind of traffic jam imaginable.