Lord of the ring road: see Iceland through the windscreen

A driving holiday around Iceland’s Golden Circle and south coast gives a widescreen view of its cinematic landscape

We’ve only been on the road for 20 minutes and already the cinematic comparisons are flowing like lava. Game of Thrones. Lord of the Rings. Spaghetti western? “No, Narnia.” Frozen! It could be all of them, depending on where your gaze settles. One minute it’s all glacial rivers and snow-capped mountain ranges, turn the bend and you’re plunged into a desolate landscape of lava fields as black as coal dust; seconds later it’s Middle-earth, with moss-green meadows and cascading waterfalls. It’s widescreen Netflix on speed.

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