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... to take pictures to our hearts content and boy did we take the pictures.
Our first official stop was at Žingvellir National park. This park has great historical value to it. Years before Iceland accepted Denmark’s protection its inhabitants had their first sort of governmental body meetings there once a year. The location was easily reached by hiking from the various parts of Iceland. The ...
Our Iceland tour begins. We commence our day by checking out of the Radisson Blue 1919 Hotel where we enjoyed a comfortable night. They like their rooms hot over here and that was again a feature of the Radisson. No need for a doona most of the night. We get picked up by a taxi and head to the car rental company. In Iceland, motorists drive on the right hand side of the road and let us say that it takes a bit of getting use to. We attend to the ...
Finally we woke up to semi decent weather! It wasn't rainy or windy but still very grey. We asked at reception about the hike we wanted to do and headed off to a town nearby which is where it starts from. When we got to the town we went into the info centre to get the directions then parked the car at the bottom of the track. It was pretty much a walk up into the hills to a natural thermal stream. It wasn't actually a very long hike but ...
... has better access on foot. We managed to climb a small way, with the cloud slowly clearing we were treated to some stunning views of the icecap and the various glaciers snaking down the many valleys – truly something else!
The following morning we decided we felt like a decent walk so we vouched for a walk up a hill in Skaftafell National Park which was at the side of ...
... at these hot springs. Again this spot is truly out of this world, as you walk through a bath of bubbling mud and running streams all of which are at temperatures above boiling. This is free to go see and I would put it as a must see if you are visiting Iceland. All in all factor in about 2-3 hours (drive time included in that) to go see these two places.
After spending the morning in the south, it was time to make the hour and a half drive ...