As I said before: Iceland is ideal for road trips. Whatever direction you choose to drive in, there’s always something amazing to see. Along the ring road – a coastal route that goes around the whole island – you’ll see waterfalls, mountains and endless snowy fields, looking almost pink in the low winter light. Driving the full ring road is a popular summer vacation and high on our wish list. This time we only drove the southern part from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon (more on that later), which covers 378 kilometers and takes you past Eyjafjallajokull, (the volcano that kept us in India for a little longer than we planned back in 2010), the beautiful Skogafoss waterfall with a width of 25 meters, amongst other things. We also passed otherworldly fields of green moss, which apparently is used in a popular Icelandic soup. Now, you could drive this route in a few hours, but keep in mind – especially when traveling with a photographer – that you’ll probably make a photo stop every 10 minutes or so. P.S. Planning a trip to South Iceland? Make sure to book a room in the rustic hotel Ranga.