Friday, March 29, 2024

Iceland, Day Two

Day two, Colin and I drove The Circle Tour, a common day long road trip in Iceland. The weather was absolutely perfect for March.

On our way to Thingvellir National Park we made many stops along the way taking photos. Colin soon realized why I asked he join me on this adventure as the driver.

We walked around the park and it was beautiful. 

In the middle of the park is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. 

After a little car nap we drove to Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland. It was so freaking windy! At least we thought so. Until…

…we arrived at the Gullfoss waterfall. Holy shit! It felt as if we would be blown away. But it was beautiful. 

Our final stop was a hot springs called Hrunalaug. We did not want to spend a fortune on a touristy experience so we opted for an adventure that included a couple natural springs which required walking in our swimsuits for 140m (450ft) in 1°c (34°f). If that doesn’t register, trust me it is longer than you want to walk half naked. And the walk back, while soaking wet, was more adventurous. But the experience was fun and something we will never forget. 

We ended the day in Selfoss, checked into our airbnb, went out for burgers and beer, and after not seeing any northern lights we called it a night. It was a great day. 

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