The Golden Circle

The "Golden Circle" is the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland.  It includes three locations:

Țingvellir

This beautiful spot holds historic significance. It's where the AlȚing (General Assembly) met during Viking times.  This is also one of the places where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are separating!

Gulfoss

The "Golden Waterfall".  Not as beautiful as the hype, in my opinion, but still nice.

Geysir

Hot water explodes from the ground!

 

Icelandic "Sleeping Bag Accommodation" - offered at guesthouses, equivalent to the price of a hostel bed

 

Nesjavellir geothermal power plant

 

Țingvallavatn (at Țingvellir) - the largest lake in Iceland

 

Țingvellir:  the separation of the tectonic plates!

 

 

 

Gulfoss

 

Strokkur, at Geysir, goes every 10 minutes

 

Keriđ - volcanic explosion crater

 

Hveragerđi - this puddle of boiling water spontaneously appeared in front of the gift shop one day!