After getting into our hotel at 2:30am the first night, we did our first 200 km the next day from Reykjavik to Grundafyodur in our rented Ford (what else!) Explorer 4x4. It's a beautiful tiny fishing village and we stayed at the coolest and friendliest little guesthouse ever! They had their own sauna and outdoor hot tub, so we alternated sauna sessions and then soaked outside in 39 degree steaming hot water while making our way to and from it across minus 1 degree snowy ground in swimwear! We felt rugged!