I’m going to be in traveling around Iceland in a couple of months. I’m now planning my adventures a little and I’ve got some questions for those of you who are familiar with the country. I’ll be there in the month of August and September.
Could you share your experiences with hitchhiking to places there? I’m not expecting it to be a challenge, but it’ll certainly be limiting in terms of freedom of movement once I reach a remote destination (I’ll be independent with camping gear and all, but would rather not risk being stuck somewhere for a long time). Some advice on the areas where it works best would be great. For instance, would I have trouble getting rides in the East/Highlands?
I’d also like to ask about experiences you had of particularly cozy, isolated towns and villages, farms, people with stories to tell you’ve met on your way. I’m going to do some photography and interview work for an illustration project and I’m interested in getting to know the people of Iceland as much as its natural wonders. Best things are usually met by accident, so I’d like to know of those you found before drawing my itinerary.