We begin our journey around Iceland with traveller Laura Guiauchain in the spectacular Fjallabak National Park. We spend a night in the mountain huts at Lanmannalauger before exploring the breath-taking scenery of the park with its geo-thermals, spectacular rocky outcrops, delicately mossed streams, and ubiquitous rainbows and lakes.
Heading along the south coast we skirt past the Seljalandsfoss and Skogar waterfalls which are beautiful but crowded with bus tours from the capital, Reyjavik.
Heading further eastwards we slip beyond the reach of the day tours and out into a more remote and peaceful Iceland. On a sunny day its a mesmerising experience to drive for hour after hour as the scenery changes .One minute you feel you are in the Scottish Highlands then a strange mossy lava-scape takes over, only to be replaced in turn by a vast glacial panorama with the vast Vatnajokoll ice field streching down to the roadside from its icy mouth.