Icelandair Hotel Fludir
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Our group of 16 finally gets together in Reykjavik and meet Elisabet, our tour guide and Siggy our driver. Some flew in from Toronto and east coast of US this morning so they are pretty tired and hardly dressed for visiting external sites but off we go... Iceland is where the Eurasian plate is pulling away from the North American plate at the rate …
... shows you how much geothermal activity is going on underground! There is actually a bakery at the site where they cook the bread in underground ovens using the geyser steam. The ovens are basically holes in the ground with a hatch on top. After lunch at Geysir, we went off to our last stop in the Golden Circle, which was really amazing. We drove to the Thingvellir National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is an area where you can ...
... days!!! The Geysir site was spectacular. Being on a tour you had to keep to the sixty minutes here which was not great but seeing the geysers flash 'blow' every few minutes was special. One doorknob got totally soaked as did his fancy camera equipment - there is one born every second as they say. The last stop was where the leaders of Iceland met for more than a thousand years. It's in a national park and is in essence where the plates ...
... to a little hot spring about 35 mins away (thanks to the hot tip from http://www.guidetoiceland.is/about-icel and/article/the-5-best-hot-springs-in-i celand) It was simply amazing! It was called Hrunalaug and is small but we were the only people there and the water was fresh and ...
Arrived at Gullfloss waterfall. Snow thick on the ground and the view of the glacier stunning in the distance. Unfortunately car park is a sheet ice and Elaine is not great in these conditions. Coupled with gale force winds and 36 layers of clothing not an easy job to get from car to waterfall. Well worth the trot as the views are ...
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