Golden Circle (Iceland, day 2)

 

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Todays program is the famous “golden circle“.

Our first stop is National Park by the he Þingvellir plain, a unique place from a geological point of view and a place of great beauty. Research has shown that this place is a natural wonder on an international scale as in this place the North America and Europe are tearing away from each other at a rate of 1mm to 18mm per year. The faults and fissures of the area are clear evidence of the rifting of the earth’s crust, in addition it is also the most historical place in the country and a place of exceptional beauty. We enjoyed walking around this area a lot.

 

We drove further to see the famous Great Geysir and Strokkur, a very active geyser that spouts every few minutes.

 

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Not only the geysir are are beautiful, the whole area is spectacular and the steam coming out of the ground mystic!

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Our last stop before Hella (our overnight place) is the majestic waterfall Gullfoss one of Icelands most beautiful waterfall near the first Icelandic glacier we saw. Thanks this sunny day we had the chance to see a wonderful rainbow.

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Some more kilometers driving and we arrived to the Kerið crater.

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During our walking and our breaks we had the chance to admire the incredible beauty and richness of this area. At the same withing 1 square meter we also found 3 different kind of berries: blueberries, crowberries (Krækiber) and

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