Going into the second week in Iceland and so far so good! It's definitely the off season (and the rain and lack of people on the road are reminding us of that on a daily basis) but the landscape and people have been incredible. Hot spots like The Geysir, or Strokkur (another geysir), and Gulfoss (a huge waterfall) were still humming with visitors, but normally you can drive for miles without seeing a single soul. All the better for photography!
Perhaps the most interesting part was trying to imagine what Iceland was life for my mother when she lived here for a year between 1980-81. She was fascinated by how much Iceland has changed and grown since then - mainly that there were a lot more trees and people around the South. However, as one of our guides told us, there's still an expression that says, "If you ever get lost in a forest in Iceland, just stand up." Perhaps in another 30+ years that won't be the case, but it definitely provides a laugh as you drive past all the mini cedars.