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After a good night sleep we started the day with driving to a nice fjord near Glymur. We then went to Thingvelir, where we had a flat tire, then the amazing Gullfoss falls, Geysir thermo area and the beautiful Kerid crater. We then arrived to Selfoss fr a dinner a x a good night sleep. Tomorrow we are off to the glacier. :)
... also has the largest natural lake, Žingvallavatn, in all of Iceland approximately 33 sq miles. It’s famous for its charr and trout fishing and for scuba diving.
From Žingvellir we drove to the Geysir Hot Springs Area. A gentleman who lived in the area had the last name of Geysir and that is how hot water gushing into the air came to be named a Geysir. Strokkur is the only active geysir in the area. ...
... city it looks like a moss-covered lava field, and beyond that you have the farmlands that could be in the Midwest of America, and then the volcano/mountainous regions that look like the Grand Canyon/New Zealand, but with waterfalls like Fiji. It's really bizarre to drive so fast through such different landscapes! We also got to see plenty of wildlife. Mom saw a puffin, but I missed it so hopefully I'll see one before we leave. But we got to see plenty ...
... today ended up being hot and sunny with a high of 24 which was glorious! We headed out to do the classic "Golden Circle Tour" of Iceland. This route takes one from Reykjavik to Thingveller National Park. This is the home of the first Viking parliament as well as where the tectonic plates for Europe and Norht America divide. As we got out of the car (rejoicing in the fact that we did not join a bus tour!) we did what any family on a road trip does... We headed ...
... and resolved at this assembly. This is also in the area where the Great Atlantic Rift (which runs through Iceland) is separating 2 cm a year. We could see the rift. It was incredible.
I don't have much to say today, I think the pictures speak for themselves. It was a day of feeling small in the face of nature. It was a great day and the weather was ...
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