The Land of Ice and Fire Part 3

Firstly I hope your all having a very merry Christmas, I know I am and I’ve got a whole bunch a new photography equipment, including my very first tripod. Hopefully I’ll be able to try it out soon and post the results on the blog, speaking of which we recently passed 5000 views so I’ll be having an extra glass of wine to celebrate today.

I don’t really have any Christmas related stuff to post about so I think I’ll just continue with my adventures in Iceland, by the way if you haven’t read part 1 and 2 already then click the respective links.

We left our hostel in the Icelandic highlands and drove slowly westwards back towards Reykjavík, deep into Iceland’s Golden Circle. Our first stop was Kerio, an extinct volcanic crater lake, formed only 3000 years ago. With it being February the lake was completely frozen over, and we had a brief walk, skirting around the rim of the caldera and enjoying the sunrise over Iceland.

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Frozen Kerio
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The Sun rises quickly over Iceland

Our next stop was perhaps Iceland’s most popular attraction, Gullfoss. Words simply do not do it justice.

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Gullfoss
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Partly frozen

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After that sight we took lunch in one of  Iceland’s rare forests.

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Totem sculptures
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The forests of Iceland

Our next stop was the Haukadalur geysers, including the Geysir which was the first geyser recorded by Europeans and from which the name derives and Strokkur, which erupts every ten minutes, sending bubbling water some 30 meters into the air.

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Heukadalur
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Strokkur

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By this time the sun was once again setting on Iceland, something that I wish didn’t always occur so quickly, nevertheless we ended the day with a walk in the Pingvellir National Park, the park lies within the rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The site is also where Iceland’s parliament was first established back in 930AD, making it one of the oldest in the world.

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Silfra Canyon

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Pingvellir
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The Mid Atlantic Ridge

Thus concludes part three of my tale, if you enjoyed this story feel free to write in the comments, or leave a like, thanks for reading and have a Merry Christmas :).

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