August found Judy, Paul, Biddy and myself hitting the Iceland ring road once again, this time in the opposite direction, initially heading West to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula then venturing North as far as Lake Myvatn before returning via the F35 (Kjölur) ash road to Gullfoss.

The vistas were very different as the summer season added colour to the monochrome of winter we'd previously experienced, but were every bit as memorable in their own way

I'd actually completed the itinerary below when I came across the Full Suitcase blog recommending a similar, though slightly longer, route. Many thanks to Lithuanian blogger Jurga for her write-ups and tips on this, and other destinations, many of which I've subsequently used.

12th August: London Heathrow

Colnbrook Bypass, West Drayton

£41.12 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin

inc 8 days parking

13th August: Borgarnes

Skúlagata 13, 310 Borgarnes

£47.00 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin

14th August: Stykkishólmur

Aðalgata 8, 340 Stykkishólmur

£79.00 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin

15th August: Sauðárkrókur

Lindargata 3, 550 Sauðárkrókur

£84.00 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin

16th August: Lake Myvatn

Skútustadir 2B, 660 Myvatn

£70.00 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin

17th August: Blönduós

Húnavellir, 541 Blönduós

£66.00 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin

18th August: Haukadalur

Brattholt, 801 Haukadalur

£92.50 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin

19th August: Reykjavik

Freyjugata 39, 101 Reykjavík

£60.00 p.p. 1 Double, 1 Twin