During the summer of 2016, we traveled to Iceland, Denmark and Sweden for 7 weeks.

We also did a home exchange in Aarhus, Denmark.

We drove approximately 5300km by car in all three countries.


Just like everywhere in Iceland, the landscape was breathtaking at every road turn.  Although cold and windy, it was generally very sunny.


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Picture of puffin taken at Latrabjarg cliff, Iceland.

This summer, we traveled from Montreal to Iceland (9 days) to Denmark (3 weeks). 
We traveled to Sweden (7 days), before coming back to Denmark (3 days in Copenhagen).  We flew back to Iceland and spent another 9 days there visiting the Westfjords.

The first week in Iceland, I explored the South-East region of the island. With other travelers who have rented a car, I traveled to Selgafoss, Vik and Hofn.  Summer solstice was there, so it was daylight 24/7, with the sun briefly setting for only approx. 100 minutes every day.  Amazing!
The glacier lagoon, although somewhat touristy, was spectacular.  I have never seen glaciers moving so close to me. I visited the glacier national park and hiked extensively there. The weather was beautiful at the beginning of my trip, but it became rainy and it rained (downpour) for 3 consecutive days.  My tent & clothes were wet and smelly, so when the sun came out, I was happy to dry everything at the Reykjavik campground.

Cynthia & Alixe joined me, and we a rental car, we drove around the golden circle, visiting hot vents, geysers and volcano craters.  Although very accessible, this region is by far the most touristy region in Iceland. Iceland produces 100% of its electricity from renewable energy and visiting the hot pots was spectacular.
Five weeks later, we came back to Iceland, but this time visiting the North-West (Westfjord).  This is the most remote region in Iceland, and only 15% of tourists make it there.  The region was spectacular with wildlife (puffins, lambs, horses, foxes, whales, etc.) and hot pools in almost every small town along the way. We made it to the 66th parallel North, the most northern point we have ever traveled on Earth (yet!).  (continue reading: Denmark)