With the motorsports season virtually non-stop, opportunities to take a week off the grid in an exotic destination are next-to-none.
In fact, it hasn’t been since 2014 that I boarded a plane for a trip entirely for pleasure.
That changed this month when I cashed in my frequent flier miles and hotel and car rental points for a trip to Iceland, a place that’s been on my ‘bucket list’ for as long as I could remember.
The decision to spend five days near the Arctic Circle, in near-freezing temperatures, was something out of my norm, although it undoubtedly lived up to the hype that surrounds this booming tourist spot.
Equipped with an all-wheel drive Mazda CX-5, I made the 1800-mile plus journey around Iceland’s ‘Ring Road’, stopping at some of the most breathtaking sights along the way.
Check out some of my favorite photos from the trip.
All are taken on FujiFilm X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras, with the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS, XF 16-55/2.8 R LM WR and XF 50-140mm F2.8R LM OIS WR lenses.