Iceland is one of the most magical places I have ever visited, from the colourful houses of Reykjavik to the breath taking scenery- it is an amazing country and I would go back in a heart beat.
Visiting Iceland in November meant we got see the landscape looking even more magical as it was covered in snow, however during the day we had highs of 1 degrees therefore layers of knitwear and wooly hats were definitely required!
Everywhere you look in Iceland the scenery is incredibly beautiful, from the impressive Gullfoss Waterfalls to the vast National Park. On our first day we headed out of Reykjavik on The Golden Circle tour organised by Reykjavik Excursions. Its the perfect tour to visit some of Iceland’s most famous sights including the Geysers, Gullfoss Waterfalls and the Thingvellir National Park all in one day.
Our first stop was to see the Geysers, highly active hot springs featuring one geyser that spouts water 30 meters in to the air every couple of minutes or so! I had wanted to see this natural hot springs ever since I first saw videos on Instagram and its just as impressive as I hoped it would be.
Next stop on our tour was to visit the amazing Gullfoss Waterfalls , where water plummets down 32 metres into a rugged canon. Its incredibly dramatic and such a great thing to see, even though we took a fair few photos they somehow do not do it justice! I cannot get over how amazing the scenery in Iceland is, its like no where else I had ever visited before.
We ended our day in the Thingvellir National Park, to visit the place where you can see the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates pulling the country apart which creates these amazing canons in the rock. We also visited the Law Rock which is famous for being the location of the oldest parliament in the world and more recently the film location for Game of Thrones. We strolled to the top of the wall, where a viewing platform has been created to give you the most amazing views across the whole of the national park- it was pretty magical to see it all covered in snow.
The Golden Circle Tour is such a great way to see four of Iceland’s most famous sites all in just one day, if like us you are only in Iceland for a short break I would definitely recommend doing the tour. The guides at Reykjavik Excursions were also really good and gave us some great local tips and knowledge.
Iceland really is a completely different world and like no where I had ever visited before, from experience I can tell you that three days is definitely not long enough to explore all what this amazing country has to offer! Until next time Iceland….. i will definitely be back soon.