Friday, August 14, 2015

Driving the Golden Circle

After leaving Videy Island, we set out to drive the Golden Circle, a route that loops around the national park Thingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss, and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, containing the geyser Strokkur.

 Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.  It was huge and gorgeous!

 The Icelandic Parliament was established at Thingvellir in 930 and remained there till 1798.

Little Geysir
Strokkur erupts about every 8 minutes so we saw it several times.  You can stand right up next to it, close enough to get wet!

Driving back

After a very long day, we stopped at another grocery store called Bonus and got a few more things. We'd seen several of these with their pink pig logo when we were driving elsewhere but none right in the touristy area of Reykjavik.  It was so much cheaper than the little convenience store type of place we'd been forced to use earlier in the week.  :)  Had to get some more Skyr!


Suzassippi said...

Amazing. I vote Iceland another place to return!

Anonymous said...

Definitely! But maybe in summer!