Day two in Iceland we were up early and out on the road by quarter past eight – which seemed to be rush hour in Reykjavik but it was still really pretty chilled. We took a brief tour off the beaten track around the back of a Bonus supermarket. Top tip the big supermarkets all seemed to be opening around 10 o’clock – plan ahead for road trip snacks.
We had decided to drive the Golden Circle tour ourselves rather than do one of the organised tours and I can’t recommend it enough. It meant we could spend as long as we liked at the various stops and we could pull over when we wanted. We did just that, as the sun started to rise we had already turned off the main road and the entire landscape was sparkling and glittering as the sun rose.
A lovely Icelandic dude stopped to check we were okay which was so sweet.
The Golden Circle comprises of the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir & Strokkur and Gullfoss waterfall. I am going to let the pictures do the talking here, I found it all breathtakingly beautiful and adored the geysirs. The addition of friendly ponies was the icing on the cake. A stunning landscape and so different in the summertime I am sure.
That night we headed to a fish restaurant and as they had no veggie options (the one thing I thought was veggie was made with meat stock) they made me a lovely salad with grilled veg and fruit. It was delicious and the others loved their seafood and fish dishes. The we had some incredible ice cream, something I didn’t expect to find. Another couple of drinks then back for a few hours kip before the final days adventures.
Thingvellir National Park