I always love driving the west coast and mid-west of the U.S. for this same feeling. I remember driving 14 hours straight and only stopping to get gas alone once and it was one of the most amazing things to me. Looking at the world just shift and change climates and the mountains or rocky cliffs or deserts just changing colors all around as I go. Iceland looks beautiful in all of your photos, but these are kind of magical in their own way.