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GOLDEN CIRCLE, GEOTHERMAL TASTE & ICELANDIC HORSES
Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a stop here the tour continues to Gullfoss "the Golden Falls", a double waterfall which tumbles 32 metres into the River Hvita, and attracts many tourists and travellers in summer and winter. You will see the steam from the geothermal fields around Geyser as you arrive. Here there is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools including ...
... no, he inspected our paperwork and said yes, we were to go with him. He would take us to the Blue Lagoon and at 12pm there would be a bus there to take us to the Golden Circle. We went around the corner and found an Iceland Excursions bus. Huh? It turns out Nordic Visitor is just a booking company. Whereas its website says it offers a multitude of tours, in reality it subcontracts to different tour companies. It is very much a case of false advertising. Anyway, we got on the bus ...
... you look. One of the other common sights have been the Icelandic horses which are everywhere. Smaller in size than regular horses, they are descendants from the Viking horses. They are quite tame I a lot of areas and often come up to the fences for a pat. Apparently, the last weekend of September every year, locals participate in the rounding up of the horses for winter. Whether we will get to see any of this is unclear. Leaving Gullfoss, we made ...
... children took great joy in leaping about like a couple of mountain goats
just to watch me squirm and hide my eyes. Even Nick joined in and kept
disappearing into crevices in the rock until I was a nervous wreck. One of the
gaps was so deep that there was snow and ice at the bottom. I wish Jake was
here to back me up and keep them away from the edges. He is the only one who
understands. I was glad to get back to the sanctuary of the ...
... not to have a miltitary force. Police officers in Iceland do not carry guns they do however carry mace. Also, the police can enter into anyone's home here in Iceland to check and make sure the safety is on any guns that may be in the home. And finally pistols are prohibited in Iceland.
Ok that's all for today, stay tuned for more from two gals driving around Iceland.
For now love to all,