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The Golden Circle is the name given to the tourist track that starts from Reykjavik and ventures to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Dozens of tour companies, like Reykjavik Excursions and Grey Line Iceland, offer bus tours to go see these beautiful natural wonders. The tours vary in duration from 6-9 hours and may or may not include lunch […]

Exploring the Golden Circle

Iceland is bound to be one hot destination this spring and summer….literally. Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano began erupting on March 20, prompting the evacuation of more than 500 people and the temporary closure of Iceland’s airports. Luckily, no one was injured and no damage has been reported, and though scientists fear the volcano could trigger other eruptions with wide-reaching consequences, for […]

Iceland is Hot This Spring and Summer

Þingvellir National Park, located in the southwest of Iceland not too far from Reykjavik, is another stop on the Golden Circle Route. It’s the first stop that most tourist will make after leaving Reykjavik, and is about an hour away from the capital. Þingvellir is a site of great historical and geological significance in Iceland. It is the site of […]

Þingvellir: Where History and Nature Collide

Just a few kilometers past Geysir, along Iceland’s Golden Circle route in the southwest of the country, lies Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions, visited for the enormity of the falls and the immense beauty of the surrounding area. The falls are formed where the Hvítá river comes around a bend, plunges down several levels […]

The Awesome Power of Gullfoss Waterfall

In a land full of natural wonders – waterfalls, geysirs, glaciers, and volcanoes – it seems somehow right than even the horses are special. Short, stocky, and strong, they’re unique among other breeds for their fifth gait, the tölt. They’re also just about the the cutest and friendliest animals on the planet. Icelandic horses played a big role in encouraging […]

The Incredible, Adorable Icelandic Horse