's north is a far cry (not to mention a considerable distance) from its clean, green little capital Reykjavik. Whether you're whale-watching in picturesque Húsavík
or spinning out at the bizarre rock formations in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
, your travels through this region will be coloured by one recurring theme: nature in all its wild glory. Keep your camera handy: with waterfalls, caves, sulphurous mudholes, geothermal fields, fjords and abundant birdlife unfolding scenically around you, the photos will practically take themselves!