Land of Fire and Ice Part II

Iceland Day 2:

Finally got myself a full night’s sleep. Let me tell you it was dang comfy. Turns out these hostels might not be all that bad.img_0083

Maxsen, Taylor and I left the hostel at about 9:45 am to take a tour of the Golden circle, a well-known collection of Icelandic wonders.

Our first stop was a really cool overlook (The Þingvellir National Park). Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating and we had to fight the wind as we walked. Still a beautiful sight.

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Next was a geothermal area in Haukadalur. It contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Strokkur is still active and erupts every 5-10 minutes. Crazy to think that a place this chilly originated from a volcano.

Lastly was the Gullfoss waterfall. The pictures don’t do the view justice. It was really quite spectacular.

There were plenty of cool shops along the way, all with wool sweaters and Iceland knick-knacks for sale. The sweaters you see below are THE traditional sheep sweater in Iceland and come in at around $250 a piece.img_0225

The roads were a bit treacherous, but we made it out alive. We even got to stop and pet some Iceland horses on the way back! Maxsen may or may not have known it was an electric fence and electrocuted himself though…

Still fighting the sickness-prayers for that would be appreciated-but overall, enjoying the time here in this beautiful place.

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