Hotel Edda - IKI Laugarvatn
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... in my face. Yet when we stopped to see a glacier 2km down the road, it was calm. With 35 minutes of daylight remaining, Gummi pulled off the main road, saying we had just enough time to see the black waterfall. I had no idea what that was, but he took charge and we followed him across a bridge, then up a hill. The waterfall resembled a pipe organ but it was nothing special. The hike up seemed to take ages, but luckily we got back down before dark. Gummi pretty much flew by the seat of ...
Together with Ţingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms the Golden Circle, a popular day tour for tourists in Iceland.*Gullfoss appears on the cover of the album Porcupine by the British band Echo and the Bunnymen. Additionally, the falls are referenced in the novella, The Odd Saga of the American and a Curious ...
... called the Golden Circle, and is named after the biggest geyser in the area. Geysir is now quiet, but another geyser called Strokkur erupts every eight minutes or so offering a magnificent display. Boiling hot water rockets 10–20 meters into the air without warning. This is a great place to take a walk around the steaming vents and boiling geysers and, of course, see Strokkur erupt. In the area there is a swimming pool, a restaurant, a hotel, and a camping ground.
Checked out of our Scandinavian hut this morning, after having a huge breakfast. Including Bacon and Baked Beanz. We headed into the Thingvellir National Park where Silfra is the clearest and some of the coldest water in the world with unparalleled vision of up to 100 meters. Sadly we didn't take the plunge. We explored much more of the tectonic plats, as it was visible where the actual fault line lays. ...
... and deciduous trees, another cosy scandinavian hut complete with its own jacuzzi. Relaxed in the jacuzzi till the early evening when we ventured out into Laugarvatn town centre. Walked down to the lake where we saw the bubbling geothermal pools. Went out in the evening to a fine dining restaurant; Café Linden where we tried some more Icelandic dishes include dry cured Atlantic fish.
Retired back at the scandinavian cottage for hot chocolates.