During the summer we made a 4 months roadtrip to Iceland, driving through Germany and along the Danish west coast to the ferry in Hirtshals/Denmark. First
destination were the Faroe islands, which we explored for a few days. Then we continued to Iceland. In Iceland we set the focus on the Westfjords and the highlands. On some routes we were joined
by other Mercedes Vario 4x4 owners, which added a lot of fun. So overall, it was the perfect step into longterm traveling, because it tested the vehicle - and us. Here are our video impressions
(all videos in German with English subtitles).
Being 4 months on the road, is is recommended to prepare the journey and the vehicle. This video is about our preparations.
Now we are on the road. We have time enough, so we explore the beautiful German coastline on small roads, avoiding the tourist hotspots whereever possible. This is what the video is about. It covers our travel from Switzerland to the Danish border.
We are travelling along the Danish westcoast to Hirtshals, where the ferry takes us to Faroe Islands and later to Iceland. Denmark has a wonderful nature to offer and various beaches, where you can drive with your vehicle. For sure we have to try that out ...
Depending on your departure date for the ferry to Iceland, you have a 3 days stopover on the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands are comparable to the West Fjords of Iceland. Unfortunately no chance to drive offroad, as all official roads are paved. But the landscape is breathtaking, so this stopover is worthwile in any case.
Now arrived on Iceland! We first explore the east part of Iceland, drive to the bird cliffs of Bakkagerdi and then test our Mercedes 4x4 on our first Icelandic highland tracks F910 and F905. Our highlight is the warm waterfall in the middle of nowhere.
We drive through the northeast region of Iceland, visit the Dettifoss waterfall and both peninsulas Melrakkasletta and Langanes. In Tjörnes at the north coast we stay some days at the sea, where we made some nice drone shots.
We are now on tour with two Mercedes Vario 4x4 and drive the track F899 in North Iceland. A beautiful landscape and lots of water crossings. And sure, we got stuck in the softsand of the beach ;-).
Not far away from track F899, we now drive the track F839 in North Iceland. Very similar, a track with some challenges for us, and always beautiful landscapes surrounding us. On top of that, we picked up a big stone between our twin wheels ...
We are still on the way along the north coast to the Westfjords. You should not miss to drive around the peninsulas Skagi and Vatnsnes. There is a lot to see: a beautiful coastal drive, a nice hotpot, an amazing basalt coast and many seals.
Now entering the Westfjords. We drive on the east side up to Drangajökull glacier and then to the capital of the Westfjords: Isafjördur. We enjoyed a scenic coastal drive, the majestic table mountains, nice hotpots and the hike to the glacier.
We continue our trip in the Westfjords, visiting Dynjandi waterfall, the bird cliffs of Latrabjarg and enjoying the amazing landscape surrounded by these majestic table mountains. And there are so many breathtaking coastal roads ...
Now driving on the Kjölur track through the highland. We experience harsh washboard tracks, but get rewarded by the beautiful geothermal areas of Hveravellir and
We continue our travel in the highland. We visit the beautiful spots of Landmannahellir and Landmannalaugar and enjoy every mile on the amazing track F208 to the
South of Iceland.
When driving along the South coast of Iceland, you should not miss track 214 leading to the Thakgil campground. For this track no 4WD is needed. The archaic landscape formed by huge glaciers is amazing!
Thorsmörk is a wild valley in South Iceland, with many water crossings, partly challenging. We explore Thorsmörk with four Mercedes Vario 4x4. Probably the largest Mercedes Vario fleet in Iceland ;-). This valley between two huge glaciers is amazing, and sure we have to challenge ourself by crossing the river Krossa.
Our last video of our Iceland roadtrip 2019. Here we are doing a quick walk through an amazing vintage car museum in North Iceland, where you can find over 300 vehicles and some real road icons. It hurts to see these old cars rotting in the harsh Icelandic weather, but it is just another form of an art gallery.