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Transatlantic — Iceland Golden Circle; Faxi Waterfall


Icelandic steam vents

Our tour group left the port city of Reykjavik and headed east. This drive is Iceland’s famous Golden Circle, and this day’s tour was with GeoIceland. During this trip we would pass some very interesting terrain on the way to our first major destination:

Iceland’s Golden Circle

Iceland’s Golden Circle

Golden Circle, Iceland

Our first major destination was the Faxi Waterfall:

Faxi Waterfall

Faxi Waterfall

And while the Faxi Waterfall was a nice break in the drive, the real attractions here were the surrounding vistas:

Tungufljót river, Iceland

Faxi Waterfall area, Iceland

Here in the area of Faxi Waterfall we got our first real glimpse of the famous Icelandic Horse, a very sturdy pony-sized animal that is much stronger than its diminutive size would seem to indicate:

Faxi Waterfall area, Iceland

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