Travel Blogs from Selfoss
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. :)
The most popular day trip from Reykjavik is to the "Golden Circle" -- three beautiful natural attractions which aren't golden or even vaguely circular. The first of these is located about a one hour drive from the capitol, the farthest at least another hour further. All three sites are well worth seeing.
1) Thingvellir National Park.
... horses, which are smaller and fuzzier than traditional horses. They've been described as dog-like in their friendliness and desire to be petted by humans. We also saw plenty of sheep, but they were not very friendly and definitely did not want to be petted by us. Probably because they could tell mom was a knitter who wanted to attack them with her knitting needles to get their wool. But their furry little butts were cute as they scurried away from ...
... toilets. I only mention this because they are truly the most beautiful toilets I've ever seen, never mind any comparison to toilets in Canadian national parks! From there it was a walk between the continents, the sparkling glacial streams and a grave marker from the 1600s. After over an hour there, we headed next to Geysir. This is the place where the word Geyser comes from. I read somewhere that its like seeing the first "tree" or "rock". The stokkur geyser ...
... fancy it in the rain, as we didn't know what the terrain would be like. We carried on driving, Laura getting better all the time, passing the shore of Lake Pingvallatn, the largest lake in Iceland. Thee were beautiful houses all around the shore - I bet the view when the fog lifts would be incredible for the people living there.
Our next stop was a large area of geothermal activity where the original 'Geysir' (after which all geysers are named) and many others ...
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