A Virtual Drive Around Iceland

Earlier this year, the Google Maps Street View team mapped out most of Iceland's populated areas and its Ring Road that connects them. The team traveled 1,400 km (870 mi) around the entire island, heading out from the capital city of Reykjavik, to the glacier-carved mountains and shorelines. As they drove through parts of Iceland's interior, their cameras captured some of the region's amazing volcanic landscape. I spent much of yesterday on a virtual drive around Iceland via Google maps, traveling counterclockwise from Reykjavik, with a few stops along the way.

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