Hotel Edda - IKI Laugarvatn
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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.
... the Saga age of Iceland. The park is situated on the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. It's a vast area, hard to take in all at once! And then there's the most amazing part of Thingvellir - it's the site of the Mid-Atlantic ridge and two active tectonic plates which are slowly, slowly moving apart - one east and one west - and the area between is growing year after year, filled with crevices and cracks, and apparently very prone to ...
... the side of the road. I could not stand by and watch so I advised one of our tour mates that chocolate chop cookies were not on the meal plan of horses here. The horses live outside all year round and cost nothing for the owner to keep. Their hope is to sell to a foreigner at some point. As no new types of horses have been allowed to enter Iceland for years there is only one type and it is a short little horse - the size they were back in ...
... wanting to go as far as we could since we only had a bad flashlight on the back of a pen and decided hiking in the dark cave with that would not be too smart. Luckily there were 3 collapses in the roof of the cave so we were able to go quite far in the cave with that light and see some ice and lava rocks.
After that adventure we hiked up this geothermal valley. It was filled with steaming sulphur vents and bubbling mud pots and so ...