Monday, July 20, 2015

Day 2 Iceland- Golden Circle Tour

Day 2 was our Golden Circle Tour. We waited for our pickup at the hotel patiently as they were running a little bit late. Once we were picked up we went straight to the bus depot where we transferred to a luxury coach liner. Iceland has the tour thing down where everything runs smoothly and is pretty comfortable.

Our first stop on the tour was the Friðheimar greenhouse. Here we learned all about how farming is done locally in Iceland. If you have a chance, try the Friðheimar tomato soup which is made from the tomatoes grown on the premises. Iceland tries to grow their own food as much as possible so they don't have to import from other countries.
Icelandic Greenhouse
We continued on to Gulfoss waterfall which looks triangular and is fed by the waters of Iceland's second largest glacier Langjökull.
Throughout the ride on the side of the road we saw many horses. Icelandic horses are so special as they are pony sized and walk with five gaits.

The second part of the Golden Circle tour is to visit the geysers. Strokkur Geysir and the geothermal pools were so stunning to look at. The colors were beautiful, steam came out of the ground, and water exploded into the sky.
Hot, hot water.
Waiting for Strokkur to explode.
Stand back!
To conclude our Golden Circle Tour, we ended at Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir National Park is where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are separating from each other a little more each year. It was a center of parliament in the beginning, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and most recently a backdrop for Game of Thrones.
Thingvellir National Park
Photography Credits: Roxwriting, Desmond Chow

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