EA: Iceland August 6, 2017

  1. Today was our touristy day around the Golden Circle stopping at various sights and sites along the way. Nano describes the weather in Iceland like this: ” It’s either raining, about to rain, or just finished raining.” So far that’s pretty accurate! Throughout the day there were also moments of sun-bursts. We saw many of the must sees and we are now looking forward to exploring and camping in the less visited West Fjords…High on beauty low on people, just the way we like it because that’s how we roll!

The pictures will tell the story.

First we attended a “meeting of the titonic plates”

“meeting of titonic plates.”

View from the plates

Saw lots of these little flowers nestled between wild blueberry bushes. Sadly the blueberries weren’t ripe!

Ancient Icelandic parliament church

Our next stop was Geysir. This is the original hot water spout after which all  other geysers around the world are named.

  1. Strokkur: The world’s most reliable geyser. A 50-100 foot plume erupts every 5-10 minutes.
  2. IMG_5626 click here for short video

After the geasers at the Geysir (thx Nano for that one ) we headed over to Gullfoss, (Golden Falls) Iceland’s most famous waterfall.

The waterfall plunges 98 feet into a narrow ravine

Sure glad we don’t have to ford this river!

Can you guess the next stop?

Mmmm

These looked delicious!

This is a typical view

Storms a brewin

Our last stop of the day was a 5 mile round trip hike up, over, around and finally into a valley filled with thermal pools. It was quite impressive.

Steam denotes thermal activity….that means hot springs.

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