Good Morning People! Lovely Day 1 covering the beautiful city of Reykjavik. Today we will on the tour, heading to the Golden Circle, also the most popular tourist route from Reykjavik. Covering 300km distance from Reykjavik to Central Iceland and back. On this route we will be heading to Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall and Haukadalur Geothermal Area. But before heading out... always fill your tummy!
|Something i always look forward every morning. Hotel Buffet Breakfast!|
|Yum Yum. Sushi Fresh.|
|Good Morning Reception!|
|Did some gym!|
Starting Off, The Golden Circle Route
|The Huge Mountain Covering the Northern Side|
The Thingvellier National Park
Upon arriving at the park I was amazed with the magnificent landscapes. Such natural beauty was unknown until you see it for yourself. Well everywhere in Iceland was beautiful. The Thingvellir National Park contains both historical and natural beauties. A natural wonder. Much walking to do!
|The Starting Point|
|On the Cliff|
|Well Just need to Take More Pictures!|
|And more pictures!!|
|Wooden Walk paths|
|Long Road Ahead!|
|Beautiful ! cough*|
|Waterfall and Lake|
|Freezing Cold! But not snow!|
|Magnificent Natural Beauty|
|Waiting for our Bus at the Other End|
Largest Waterfall in Europe, The Gullfoss
Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Falls. The most popular waterfall in Iceland, a spectacular waterfall that is a must see. Definitely a magnificent waterfall but not my favourite waterfall, which i will be sharing soon on another day!
|Look Huge From Far|
|Looking Larger from Top!|
You can also walked down closer to the waterfall for some really good view. We did not went down as my partner was freezing, so we head to the rest area where you will get some really delicious Icelandic Lamb Stew (ISK 1,950). We also got the fresh salad (ISK 1,550).
Haukadalur Geothermal Area
Love this place! Some of the best geysers in the world, spectacular eruptions. Perhaps something very new to me :)
|Excited to Check Out Some Eruptions|
|Seems like many People Gathering Over There!|
|Fortunately the Wind was directed the other side!|
One of the natural beauty of Iceland. The crater Kerio was formed about 6500 years ago. Oval in shape about 270m long, 170m wide and 55m deep. That's deep! Explosion craters are formed in explosive eruptions, which sometimes leave deep craters.
|Top of the Crater|
|Huge Natural Beauty|
|Once a beast, once settled, so serene.|
|Imagine Taking a Swim!|
|Swim? Don't be crazy~|
Another Great Day
Another great day! We did a few stops along the Golden Circle Route for some really nice scenery. Today was a well worth trip. Satisfied. Headed back to Reykjavik town for some dinner. Been having much western food, so we had some Asian noodles for tonight instead.
Iceland Day 2... End...