A comfy evening in Reykjavik at our apartment had us energized and ready to go explore the Golden Circle this morning. Our original plan was to head to the furthest point and then make our way back – this meant hitting the waterfalls and ending with the geysers. That is until we drove past the geysers and realized there were no crowds in sight. A perfect time to hit this area!
Walking up to the active geyser we passed the steam vents and some bubbling pools of toasty warm water.
I could spend a whole day watching and waiting for the geyser to blow out of its hole in the ground. Predicting when it was going to blow became a bit of a game as we stood waiting. It would bubble and look like it was imploding before a huge bubble formed on the surface and burst. With heights of almost 20 metres it blotted on the sun at times.
Our final stop on our journey today was Þingvellir (Thingvellir) national park. Home of the original parliament, this amazing park sits upon the rift between the Eurasia and North American plates. Looking out from the top of cliff it looks as though the land has been clawed at in certain spots. From this lookout point if you look down you can see where the rift is occurring. Galina and I ventured on the path down towards the church to do some more exploring before heading back to our apartment and our last dinner in Reykjavik.