ION Luxury Adventure Hotel
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Another hours drive took us through some vast plateaus until we arrived at Geysir, the world famous hot water spout which unfortunately doesn't 'spout' very frequently due to tourists in the 50's throwing stones in to set it off, that eventually clogged the thing up! Fortunately for us though there is a geyser next door called Strokkur which erupted every 5 minutes, huffing a 30m high plume of water into the air and then ...
... gale force blizzard for 10 minutes, overcast skies for 20 minutes, rain for 10 minutes. Repeat hourly. If you are lucky, you can get some nice pictures when it's sunny and you are near your car when it's blizzarding. Everyone from everywhere jokes that 'if you don't like the weather in (insert community here) wait 10 minutes' but Iceland takes the cake. Next stop at around lunch time was Thingvellir National Park which was the location ...
... planned trips being cancelled due to appalling weather, we had been planning to go out for dinner, but driving rain convinced us that an evening up in the Sky Bar at our hotel would be a much better idea. We enjoyed a light snack and the house sauvignon whilst watching the fireworks which celebrated the end of Christmas and something to do with elves and trolls which we didn't quite understand! (We don't speak ...
... to camp in Žingvellir for the night and get an early start the next day. We were on the road by 7:30am. We had already explored Žingvellir the previous day (if we had an extra day there, we would have really loved that. There was so much to explore in Žingvellir, but we just didn't have the time).
So we set out for Geysir and Gulfoss first thing in the morning. We were at Geysir by 8:00am, well before any tourbuses arrived - ...
In terms of size and character downtown Reykjavik would be like the old walled city in Quebec City. The weather was also calm and crisp with very little wind. Most of the local guys, aside from having Nordic ...