Unpredictable Weather in Iceland

We were supposed to travel East to Egilsstadir (Capital of East) to camp for the night before travelling to North to their next biggest city, Akureyri.

However, we met a kind gentleman (our angel as he was there waiting for us) who advised us to either stop driving, or turn back, as there was a storm building up along the route we were taking.

At that time, the wind was blowing at about 30m/s, twice the recommended safe speed of about 15m/s. Hence, we decided to take a U-take and camp at Hofn I Hornafirdi instead.

In hindsight, heading back was a great decision as we ran out of propane gas to heat up our motorhome and water to cook for the night at the same time, both of which could be refilled FOC at the petrol station right opposite the campsite.

The next day, weather was extremely good so we continue our journey towards East Iceland. As we retraced our route, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the landscape has transformed from one that’s bare and grassy to one that’s covered with a fresh layer of white snow.

A night of snow!!

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