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... br> Laugarvatn is a very, very small village of about 200 people, and there really wasn't a lot to see there, but it was right in the middle of the main sights so it made sense to stay there. Iceland is, of course, next to impossible to see without a car (buses worked well enough for me but they just aren't as practical, especially in a place like this where there is only one bus a day back to Reykjavik!). I luckily ran into some people with a car who agreed to let me ...
Today we saw the top tourists sites in all of Iceland; gulfoss and Gysir. We first went to Gulfoss which is a huge multilayer waterfall! It had a huge amount of water flowing down, it is so big with so much water that it is impossible to see the bottom of the waterfall. We could get within 2m of the water that is cascading over the precipice. It was a warm day and we got soaked by the cool mist. From there we drove a short ...
... fissures that it looked like there were forest fires in the valley. The river flowing down this valley was warm enough to bathe in because of the hot springs flowing into it.
Tonight we are staying in the town of Laugarvantn on a beautiful lake. We spent the last 3 hours of the day soaking in the soothing waters of the geothermal spa to relieve our aches from the hikes of the past few days.
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... on a farm in the middle of no where! It's pretty cool though! After checking in we drove into "town" to get some dinner but there was hardly any options! We ended up having Thai which was ok, much cheaper than eating at our guesthouse! And it didn't matter if we had to drive home late because it wasn't going to get dark anyway! We tried to stay up to see the midnight sun but that didn't happen, way too tired so fell asleep. Will aim for tomorrow ...
... I could. Some examples appear with this article. The park is where the American and the Eurasian tectonic plates meet (and are slowly being pushed apart). It's a pretty amazing spot but it's hard to determine all the features under a blanket of snow.
I then headed off again to drive on, another 30km or so, to Geysir where, you've guessed it, the famous Geyser is (well actually several of them). A warming lunch of Lamb soup - yes, I know, it sounds ...
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