Gosh what a year so far! It’s only April and amidst lots of work, I’ve managed to squeeze in so many adventures (as well as some work-shaped adventures!). So many adventures that I have quite the back log of blog posts! So, we’re flashing back to beginning of March and my Icelandic adventure!
On our first full day (i.e the first full day when we didn’t arrive at 4am…) we embarked on what is definitely an Icelandic tourist rite of passage, dubbed “The Golden Circle”. The Golden Circle is a 300km roundtrip route that encompasses some of the most popular tourist spots in Iceland. Since it is a rite of passage we found ourselves sharing the sites with many, many other people, but these sites were completely worth it. The Golden Circle includes the Þingvellir National Park (where the North American and European tectonic plates meet), the Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal area in Haukadalur, where the geysers Geysir and Strokkur are located. We opted for the “Hot Golden Circle” tour, which also included a visit to the Secret Lagoon – definitely worth a stop and much quieter and more unassuming than it’s bright blue big sister, the “Blue Lagoon”.
We booked our tour through I Heart Reykjavik (a ridiculously useful site if you’re planning an Iceland trip!)