East of Reykjavik, The Golden Circle

Our second day trip outside of Reykjavik was to the East along a route known as The Golden Circle. This trip encounters many of the natural features commonly associated with Iceland: enormous geysers, spectacular waterfalls, tectonic rifts, and geothermal power.

Reykjavik – Iceland Part 1
West of Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Iceland Part 2
South of Reykjavik, to Vik and back – Iceland Part 3
East of Reykjavik, the Golden Circle – Iceland Part 4

A large hill in the middle of a grassy plain
Skálholt, one of the most important locations in Iceland for eight centuries and the location of the first church in Iceland.
Historical church excavation site in Skálholt
Old turf roof style church in Skálholt
Views from Skálholt
Views in Skálholt
A waterfall along the Golden Circle
Lunch at the Hveragerð greenhouse
Baby tomatoes at the Hveragerð greenhouse
Growing tomatoes at the Hveragerð greenhouse
Growing tomatoes at the Hveragerð greenhouse
Imported dutch bees at the Hveragerð greenhouse
Geothermally active Haukadalur Valley
Selfie man waiting for the best geyser selfie of all time
Erupting geyser at Haukadalur Valley
Watching geysers erupt from Laugarfjall Hill in Haukadalur valley.
View from Laugarfjall hill in Haukadalur valley
View from Laugarfjall hill in Haukadalur valley
Þingvellir National Park, where tectonic plates collide
Þingvellir National Park, where tectonic plates collide
Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National Park
Church at Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National Park
Gullfoss waterfall (The Golden Waterfall)
Danger!
Gullfoss waterfall (The Golden Waterfall)
Gullfoss waterfall (The Golden Waterfall)

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