Varmahlið to Ísafjörður
Long day of driving - nearly 500km between these towns. This was a tough part of the trip to book; the Westfjörds don't have many towns, and much fewer hotels and guesthouses than other parts of Iceland. I would have stayed in one of the smaller towns on the way, but nearly everything was booked months in advance, and Ísafjörður, being the biggest town in the Westfjörds, was the only place I could find rooms out here. Still, the drive wasn't bad, and once you enter the fjörds, becomes incredibly scenic. Probably some of the most breathtaking vistas we've seen on this trip, and that's a high bar to reach. Everything out here is quieter - there's fewer people, fewer cars, fewer of nearly everything but nature. Definitely more rugged. The turf house enveloped in white at the top of the pass over the hill to the next fjörd was probably my favorite. It looks cold, but was actually about 8C up there.