I had wanted to get these up faster than I am, but oh well — life ya know?
We started out our second day by heading to Thingvellir National Park. We started out on the wrong path at first and ended up at a really neat little geothermal pool – with bubbling and smoking sand, and bubbles in the water, and the most beautiful view of the sun on the water. It was a fun little find. All of these sites sit in what is called The Golden Circle, and there are a ton more things to do that we didn’t have a chance to.
After we got back on the right track, we walked throughout all the paths in the park, seeing waterfalls, churches and the most beautiful views of Iceland.
After the park, we headed to the Geysir Geyser. It’s a very touristy place, so there were a lot of people there. They also have a giant gift shop filled with restaurants and ice cream! Yep, we had ice cream in Iceland. The soup at the soup joint was just what we needed, and they even had an Alabama Fudge Cake. I am not kidding. They geyser goes off pretty frequently, so you can walk up at any time and only end up waiting up to about fifteen minutes. Plus the surrounding area with all of the inactive geysers were just as beautiful.
After lunch we headed over to Kerio Crater. It is honestly just a giant crater with a lake in the middle, but it is absolutely beautiful. You can walk around the crater, and also walk down to the lake.
Later that evening we went into City Centre Reykjavic for shopping and dinner. They had amazing buildings covered in murals, happy hours until 8pm, a cute little whiskey bar, and we had the most delicious pizza and beer!
I would love to go back and spend a whole lot more time in Iceland. You can go whale watching, go into an inactive volcano, do glacier tours, and all sorts of things. I’m hoping that we will get back there one day! After this day, we had to get up super early to catch our flight to Denmark! Stay tuned!