Iceland Golden Circle Tour

For my first weekend in Iceland some fellow AIESECer’s and myself experienced The Golden Circle Tour with Fjallhalla Adventurers. This was an amazing day. We started at thingvellir national park. At this park you can see the result of the tectonic plates pulling apart which results in the rift valley. Within this park is also the sight of the original parliament meetings. From the park we headed to Gulfoss, which is a waterfall – foss means waterfall in Icelandic. This waterfall has three tires and looks like it is flowing directly back into the earth because it drops into a rift valley that is 32 feet deep. It is amazing to say the least. It was very windy this day as well and it was a workout trying to stand still. From Gulfoss we headed to the active geothermal pools of Geysir and Strokkur. Geysir is a geyser that is smaller and has been inactive for about 10 years now but Strokkur is large and erupts about every 5 to 10 minutes which is pretty cool. After the geysers we headed to Hverageroi, where we started a 3 hour hike into the mountains trying to reach a natural hot spring. Unfortunately the sun started to set and the ice became to difficult to cross for us to continue so we didn’t make is to the hot spring but all in all it was a good day which ended with a pizza buffet and watching a handball game. Each sight throughout the day had its own unique history and characteristic.

 

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