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November 23rd 2016
Published: November 29th 2016
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3 Countries in 24 hours. What a day! After a full day of road tripping into Canada, then flying overnight to Reykjavik, Iceland, we spent only 15 minutes at our apartment before jetting off to do some sightseeing. Today we went on the Golden Circle tour. We walked between continental plates, explored a number of geysers, hot springs, and waterfalls, and even went snowmobiling on a glacier!!!


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Traveling in StyleTraveling in Style
Traveling in Style

Our ride for the day, a Mercedes Benz pimped out monster truck! Blazing our trail along the Golden Circle and up into the Langjokull Glacier
Home Sweet HomeHome Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

Our 3-bedroom condo within walking distance to downtown and the harbour
Thingvellir National ParkThingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where the first ever parliament met in 930 AD. Thingvellir is surrounded by a beautiful mountain and volcano range and is the site of a rift valley, where the tectonic plates meet.
GullfossGullfoss
Gullfoss

Gullfoss (the Golden waterfall) is Iceland's most famous waterfall and is one of the natural wonders of the world.
Gullfoss Gullfoss
Gullfoss

Gullfoss is Europe's most powerful waterfall. Located on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull.
Geysir - StrokkurGeysir - Strokkur
Geysir - Strokkur

The area is a geothermal field comprised of a dozen or more hot water blow holes, including "Geysir", which gave its name to other geysers worldwide (like Old Faithful). Geysers occur in high temperature geothermal areas. The temperature of the hot springs is around 100 degrees and are constantly boiling. Once the temperature below reaches above boiling they will erupt
Geysir - Blesi hot springGeysir - Blesi hot spring
Geysir - Blesi hot spring

Blesi (Blaze) is considered to be the most beautiful of the geothermal features found here. It is composed of two large basins separated by a strip of land. The left spring is clear and boiling. The right pool is much cooler (104 degrees) and is a milky color caused by dissolved silica.
Snowmobiling On A GlacierSnowmobiling On A Glacier
Snowmobiling On A Glacier

It was cold, it was freezing, but that did not stop us from racing across the mighty Langjokull (the Long Glacier). It was an exhilarating, once in a lifetime experience.


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