The West Fjords of Iceland are rarely visited due to the rugged landscape, frequent rough weather, and unkept roads. However, they're one of the most breathtaking areas of the country, often said to have landscapes representative of all the other areas of Iceland on just the peninsula itself. And it's true. One minute you'll be in the middle of a desolate, snowy flatness that seems to extend forever, only to turn a couple corners and see jagged mountains tumbling down into glassy, still water. Filled with contrasts and surprises, this was one of the most surreal places in Iceland for me.