Highland of Iceland
Exploring the highlands of Iceland is an adventure in itself. The Icelandic highlands cover most of the interior of the country. They are situated 400-500 meters above sea level and can be mostly categorized as an uninhabitable volcanic desert. Given that the precipitation infiltrates so quickly into the ground in the highlands of Iceland, it is unavailable for plant growth, which results largely in a surface of grey, black or brown earth, lava and volcanic ashes. Consequently, driving on the roads of Iceland in the highlands has to be done with great caution and preparation. Most Icelandic highland routes involve crossing rivers sans bridges, which should not be attempted without taking advice, and preferably by travelling in convoy with other vehicles. As there are many sites to see in the highlands of Iceland, one should take their time and enjoy the untouched land that is the highlands. Here you will find some of the most popular activities and attractions that the Icelandic highlands have to offer.