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Fun Photo Friday — Iceland; Golden Circle Favorites 1


Gullfoss Falls

Today I present some favorite views from our Icelandic Golden Circle tour:

Thingvellir — Where the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates meet

Thingvellir — Where the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates meet

Geysir Hot Spring Area

Thingvellir — Rift valley at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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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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Transatlantic — Iceland preview of GeoIceland Tour


Over the next several weeks we’re going on a tour of Iceland out of Reykjavik. Vision of the Seas arrived here on August 28, 2017. Ursula had us booked for a GeoIceland Tour’s incredible Golden Circle Tour, which took us to Thingvellir, the Great Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Faxi Falls, and the Hveragerdi geothermal area. Today we’ll take a quick preview of what’s ahead, including a short video I put together of Great Geysir erupting and Gullfoss Falls falling.

Thingvellir, Iceland

So, to whet your appetite, here is a preview, including that aforementioned video:

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