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Žingvellir - Geysir -
Northern Lights Center - National Park of
Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - Famous "Golden" Waterfall
Žingvellir National Park (pronounced Thingvellir) is a national park in South Iceland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to the world's longest running Parliament, first established in 930 AD, and also has a dramatic landscape formed as a result of sitting ...
... t the best and we didn't get to see much of it. We saw some intensely beautiful sights of the mountains, though, and the most beautifully orangey coloured floral covering - much like the heather clad mountainous areas of highland Scotland. Leaving the national park, we headed to Geysir which is home to the second biggest geyser in the world which rarely erupts now and is imaginatively named The Great Geysir, but got to enjoy the smaller one ...
... person in our photos. Just us at Gulfoss, one of the most magnificent natural wonders of the world.
As we headed back towards Reykjavik, we passed by bus after bus after bus heading out in the opposite direction. We were quite smug knowing we'd had the place to ourselves all morning! It took us about an hour to get back to Reykjavik where we checked into our plush hotel, The Reykjavik Residence Hotel for one last night ...
Got up slowly this morning and had a leisurely breakfast of
croissants and coffee. It was a cold night but a lovely morning again which made packing up a less arduous task. The American family were already packed up and ready to go off hiking in the mountains- they have a lovely small tent as Nick and Tom were quick to point out to me. (there was a little controversy about which tent to bring and as usual it turns out that Nick was right and we should have ...
... this year. Dinner in the fancy Lava restaurant then back to our own private lagoon at the clinic for another long float in the perfect warm water. The ground underfoot was SO soft with thick grey/green mud that you almost couldn't feel it. This was our last day in Iceland & it's been the most magical place. We're so glad we decided to add this amazing week to our holiday & will certainly consider returning here in the ...