Hotel Edda Skogar
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... most popular sights in the whole country, known as The Golden Circle. This tour consists of 4 stops: the Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir, the Kerio Crater and the Thingvellir National Park. This ended up being a beautiful drive and we had a great time at each of these incredible natural wonders. We had been very lucky weather wise up until this point but unfortunately our luck ran out and we got absolutely soaked at both Kerio ...
Today was our first "move" of the trip since we arrived in Iceland.
We woke up this morning, took a taxi to the bus terminal, and then a bus to South Iceland to catch the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar. This is probably the part of the trip I've been most looking forward to, and it was everything I had hoped and dreamed it would be.
When we arrived, the host we are staying with picked us up from the ferry port. She is a ...
... through the center. There isn't much to see at the actual parliament site, other than a couple remaining foundation stones. The park is also the location of one of Iceland's first churches, built sometime during 11th-century. However, the current building was completed in 1859. Next on the agenda was Geysir, the original from which the word "geyser" is derived. The roughly 45-minute drive to get there was quite impressive with ...
... the trolls to turn to stone in the sunlight.
Reynisfjara is a black pebble beach about 10 km west and another place from which one can see Reynisdrangar from a different angle but much closer. In addition there we saw Halsanefshellir, the basalt sea cave. This large mountain faces the ocean covered by basalt columns in different directions with a gigantic cave in the middle. The mountain must be 100 metres high and the cave is about ...
... inspired by hearing the story of the "professional" way of putting on rucksacks, we took many attempts to perfect it.
This culminated in a video of the 5 boys next to the backdrop of the lake.
We also managed a group photo after Rich balanced the camera on a bench. In the frenzy to get ready in time it ended up not being too successful, but still looked quite funny.
It was then time to actually start walking. We decided to go the path less travelled and went ...
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