Day 6: Heydalur to Laugarbakki
After our detour to the Westfjords, we returned to the ring road in the north of Iceland. We spent the night in Laugarbakki as it is conveniently located between the Westfjords and Myvatn. Hvammstangi, located on the Vatnsnes peninsula, is the largest town in the area with a population of 580 and is another good place to spend a night. We decided to drive to the end of the peninsula to a remote restaurant to have dinner. We highly recommend the seafood soup and skyr cheesecake.
Day 7: Laugarbakki to Mývatn
The north of Iceland is very different from the rest of the country given its unique landscapes and Mývatn is a great base to explore it all. Some of the popular attractions are:
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Power Station
One of the most exciting things about the north for us was the weather had started to improve which meant we had an opportunity to see the northern lights. It had been raining the last few days but the skies were supposed to be clear on our night in Mývatn. As soon as the skies were dark, we drove a few kilometres from the hotel in order to escape any light pollution and saw the northern lights dancing above us.