As I told you in a recent post, I’m a control freak to organize a trip when I have limited time to travel and I know it can be chaotic if we do not have a proper guide to pull it of. So I want to show you what I do, a method that has worked for me every time so I can have a trip with less complications.
It’s no secret to anyone that Iceland's climate is unpredictable, changing and extreme. It’s impressive and adaptable nature make this country a natural paradise and at the same time a risk if you are not prudent.
Driving around the ring road through Iceland is undoubtedly an adventure. In winter it isn't popular to travel in camper because the weather is extreme. Still, it is the best time to witness the northern lights because of the long periods of darkness. We made this trip for 19 days in a camper van during March and April when, in theory, seasons are changing from winter to summer (I say in theory because the icelandic weather is a box of surprises: we drove in snowfall with incredible winds and we had total summer days). We drove around the whole coast of Iceland and we were lucky enough to find almost all roads open, resulting in an incredible experience. I want to share some tips that can be useful if you decide to travel this way and know the wonderful landscapes on your own!
In search of warmer lands we went to Seville, historic capital of Andalusia, and without planning it the first thing we heard at the airport was that we arrived just for the last three days of the April fair.
Iceland is an incredible country, with a capital that is considered one of the cleanest and safest in the world as well as the most populated. On our trip, we discovered many useful that want to share with you in case you decide to visit it.
Huacachina is a small oasis in the middle of the desert: it has a lagoon surrounded by palm trees, eucalyptus, among others, food, small stores and lodging for those who want to spend the night in the middle of that paradise.
Huaraz is a city in Ancash. It’s 3052 meters above sea level and a place I recommend spending at least a week: two or three days to acclimatize without doing demanding activities and the rest to venture in the beauty of nature. In the search for attractions (I love mountains and hiking)), I found a small company that offered tours at a good price (you will realize that Peru is a very cheap country, at least much cheaper than Costa Rica and for some activities, a guide is a must).