Hotel Edda - IKI Laugarvatn
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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 ...
... Northern Lights, best enjoyed from a comfortable hot tub in the garden of the hotel.
Here there is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools including the original geyser, which is now dormant, but which has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn", which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals.
When we get to Geyser, the chef from the Geyser Restaurant will accompany us to the geothermal area were we will be able to taste bread freshly baked in a ...
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 ...