Iceland is not always winter wonderland as the tour agencies want you to believe.

Iceland is not always winter wonderland as the tour agencies want you to believe. PIC Tom Olliver

Have you noticed how each and every winter picture presented on Icelandic tour agency websites is but of the stunning winter wonderland itself. Sun shining, happy people, life could not be better. Then how come hardcore 4×4 testers from the Land Rover factory are having tremendous trouble even getting away from the airport?

We have written quite extensively about the dangers of winter travel in Iceland but that signal is drowned out by the noise of thousands of other blogs and news sites telling you otherwise. After all, the tourism industry must have its quota of tourists else Iceland will have another economic crash.

We´re not saying winter cannot be wonderful here. It most certainly can but that´s nothing to take to the bank.

Consider this tweet today from a team member from the car maker Land Rover. Here to test a new Land Rover against the elements. The tweet says it all…

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