Iceland in Winter: Golden Circle

 

Winter days in Iceland are quite short, but it does not mean that it isn’t possible to stop to admire the most important sites along the golden circle. A time schedule would be very helpful in this case so that you know how to manage the time. This country is so beautiful it makes it really difficult not to stop for longer time at this awesome sights.

We were there only one week before the shortest day and the light began to come through at about 09:30, and the dark came just before 17:00.

Between the first light and the sun rise we could calculate about 1 1/2 hours and the same was for the sunset. We got real the best weather for this trip!

The sunny hours are something like a very long sunrise and a very long sunset; this means…WOW… golden hours all the day long!

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The first place to visite was the enchanted þingvellir (Thingvellir) national park. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In winter we got the chance to see the frozen lake and the Öxarárfoss waterfall

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We continued our trip in the direction of the Geysirs

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Some more time for a quick lunch around this steamy geothermal area. From here in only a few minutes we reached the majestic Gullfoss waterfall.

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The final stop in a natural hot-sprig just before heading in direction of Hella for dinner and a good sleep.

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Iceland in Winter: From the Sky

We’ve been for a few days in Iceland again! Last time we’ve visited Iceland it was in early September and we were so amazed that we found we have to go there.

So we were lucky to find flights for a reasonable time and we could visit our great friend in Reykjavik again and then start our 3 days tour before heading home.

The arrival by plane was breathtaking: many volcanoes covered snow and the Svartsengi geothermal power plant could be admired.

What for an incredible view! We could not wait to start our trip.

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No Way! Walk in the Black Forest

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Since I discovered “Wikiloc” at the moment my favorite App, I’m looking around for small excursions and opportunities to enjoy the nature, take pictures and to do something for our health.

Last weekend the weather was great, warm down here in the town, but the same time I saw that in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) everything was covered with fresh coat of snow!

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We decided to try and we followed a trail around a small lake which I discovered in the map.

As we did not get early in the morning and lunch time was approaching my family decided to stop in a restaurant we got a great colored meal and a some Black Forest cake! We eat with the eyes as well, don’t we?

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Well after the lunch we tried to take a trail in the forest which was marked in the map, but almost invisible in the nature (see the title!)! Trees over the trail and about 40 cm snow. We tried to follow the trail, as least we knew where we were and we could not get lost. It was fantastic, away from everybody else, an incredible light; a dream landscape!

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With the snow we spent much more time as expected, we reached the summit as the skiing area was empty and we enjoyed the sunset walking back to the starting point.

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What a great day!

Note: Photos by my daughter and myself

Trail link with more photos:

https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=16466959

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