At one point, we hit an ashy dust storm that made the white car real pretty afterwards.
It was some of the most spectacular scenery I'd ever seen. You could see the devastation of a recent lava flow and flood. A somewhat common occurrence is that a volcano will heat up under a glacier, causing it to melt and unleash in a sudden flood. It clears the landscape completely. It looks like you could be on the moon at times. We didn't see a farm or a settlement for at least an hour once we hit this spot. Because of the lack of civilization, it can be tricky to have a place to stay the night. This website came in handy. Staying at a working farm is really your only option aside from camping. I felt like it might be a little chilly for me to want to tent out for the night, so I found accommodations at a farm called Houlmer. I don't know what was the better selling point for me: the fact that there was a glacier in the backyard or the freshly-borne lambs frolicking around. I died and went to cute heaven just then.