Iceland - Golden Circle

One of Iceland's must-see's include the Golden Circle. We had checked into our Reykjavik apartment the night before, so we started our road trip at around 10am.

First stop on the list was the Laxnes Horse Farm. The farm has horseback riding tours at 10am and 2pm everyday, but the owner was nice enough to let us stick around for some friendly petting and photos. Beware: the smell isn't the best thing ever and you'll find yourself stepping in shit, but it's all worth it if you like horses.

Also, the dog is probably the cutest thing ever. I fell in love with the dog, not the horses. Don't get me wrong, horses are cute too.

We continued our road trip - about half an hour east. ├×ingvellir (or Thingvellir) is a national park in Iceland. There were multiple pit stops for scenic views along the way. If you want to know exactly which stop these photos were taken, I don't think I can help you. Just know that it's definitely along the way around the Golden Circle. My general rule is that if you see a line of cars, you know it's good - stop and take in the view! 

Our mid-day stop was the Fontana Geothermal Baths. We weren't interested in the baths because we had spent our entire first day in Iceland at the Blue Lagoon. Instead, we went there for lunch for their baked rye bread. The bread is baked for about 24 hours in a pot underground, which is heated by a geyser at around 100 degrees. Freshly cut with a slab of butter, the rye bread was The tour for just the bread (informational + tasting) was about $15usd. 

While we were at the Fontana, we also saw a double rainbow. One was definitely fainter than the other and I captured it poorly. I don't even know if I've ever seen a double rainbow in real life, but it was really pretty. Something spontaneous as well. 

After the Fontana Geothermal baths, we went to Geysir. I only have a picture of this inactive one, but did capture one erupt for the vlog (look forward to that!).

-low key freezing my butt off-

Last stop on our Golden Circle tour was the Gulfoss waterfall! We walked up a a long flight of stairs to get a real good view overlooking the waterfall. A lot of people were at the cliff taking photos, but I just stuck around by the ropes - so adventurous. From there, we drove about 2.5 hours to get back to Reykjaviks. 

Let me know if you have any questions! This was a only quick overview of everything.

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