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... through this intriguing town, the northernmost capital of the world. Today dawned bright and calm. We didn’t actually see the dawn, since it comes somewhere in the middle of night of my bio clock. Today was a perfect day on the Golden Circle.
It’s called “Golden” because Gullfoss means “Golden Falls”, and this is the attraction farthest out on the scenic loop that includes ...
... dare leave the car park in case I got left behind. Eventually our replacement bus turned up. It had no cool air on it and the sun came right in my window. It was insanely hot. I was dropped at the BSÍ and came back to my room to drop off my bag - it was full of cold and wet weather stuff and very heavy. That done, I went to see Esja and do some shopping. This evening I have to pack before bed. My room looks incredible* at the moment. * it looks like a bomb hit ...
... just got in before the crowds which formed very shortly after we were seated.
Back at the apartment we layered up with as much clothes and socks as we could fit inside or coats and boots and set off on our 2nd attempt to see the Northern Lights.
Thankfully we were lucky this time around, we left Reykjavik at 8pm, got to Thingvellir around 9.30pm, we sat in the bus waiting for about an hour under clear skies when they suddenly appeared on our ...
... as we were eating the pastries, we made plans to return.
Fortified and revived, it was time to go off to another arm of the Golden Circle, Țingvellir (the "Ț" is pronounced “th”) National Park. This park is notable for two remarkable reasons: 1) it’s the site of the establishment, in the year 930, of the world’s first parliament, the Alțingi (there’s that “ț” again!), which means ...
... horses for a bit, we walked further down to where a small peninsula juts out into the cove and out to the sea and saw some oystercatchers on the shore and some oyster flowers growing among the lava rocks. Then we briefly headed back to the hotel to use the restroom and then headed north towards the rivers. It didn't take long to find our first waterfall of the trip - Tungufoss, a relatively small but very pretty waterfall just downstream
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