Monday, June 1, 2015

Waterfalls heading South


Husafoss

Today we traveled from the northern area of Iceland past Reykjavik to the Golden Circle area.  It is about a 4 to 5 hour drive without stops, but we made several stops along the way.  Our first stop was at Husafoss to see two waterfalls. One of which comes out of lava rocks from underground rivers.  The second stop was at a point of interest which had a bunch of little cairns. The third stop was at Þingveller, which is a national park and was the location of the Viking Althing. We did a little bit of light hiking there, to a waterfall.  Then we headed up to Geysir, before heading to our hotel.  The Geysir was not as impressive as I hoped, especially after being at Yellowstone.  The Geysir area is small little cluster of geysers with one that erupts about every 10 to 15 minutes.  It was cute.

Little Cairs before Þingveller
Waterfall at Þingveller

Our hotel seems rather old; at least the furnishings make it feel that way. Thankfully we are here only one night. Tomorrow is snowmobiling on a glacier and then back to Reykjavik. 

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