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.
Our third day trip involved traveling south of Reykjavik along what is called the South Coast tour. Highlights include expansive black sand beaches, epic waterfalls, a DC-3 plane crash site, volcanoes, and puffins!
Our first excursion outside of Reykjavik was into the western area known as the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The region is full of fjords, mountains, volcanic peaks, and cliffs, most of which were covered in a low cloud layer. I would have
Our hotel for this trip, our base of operations, was located in the center of the downtown area of Reykjavik. We spent the first two days adjusting to the time and surroundings by walking around much of the city.