Day 93 July 19

Countries 13    Hotels 43    Cars 64

Flights 27:flying time 78.24 hours

Rickshaw 4    Bus 13    Elephant 1    Boat 14

Cog-wheel train 2    Cable car 8    Subway 8    Ferry 2

Minibus 37    Coach 2    Catamaran 1    Funicular 3

Pick up truck 5    Land Cruiser 8    Hydrofoil 4

Llama 1    Cycle Taxi 1    Train 5    Motorised Canoe 9

Canoe 2    Sightseeing truck 1    Sightseeing bus 10

Golf cart taxi 2


We went on what is called the Golden Circle tour today.  Erol is doing all the driving, I am the navigator, my map reading skills are non existent, so I do a lot of pointing and saying ‘straight on’, or ‘isn’t that a lovely view’, or ‘it says road 33’ and then Erol  says, ‘are you sure’ and I say ‘yes that’s what it states here’, and this is how we got to all the places on our itinerary today, such fun. On the way to our first stop, we stopped here to admire the view.

The first stop was Pingvellir National Park, we got attacked by flies when we got out of the car, quite horrid, had a sort walk up to a small waterfall admired the view and then went back to the car for our next stop.

Sixty kilometres away from the Park is a geothermal area where two famous geysers are, Geysir and Strokkur.  Strokkur didn’t do anything but Geysir shot water about 100 meters into the air every few minutes.

 

Gullfosss waterfall was our next destination, we got a bit damp walking up to see the falls and take photos.

We walked down to the bottom of this extinct volcano,  we hadn’t been inside a volcano before.

On our travels today we got held up by a herd of horses being rounded up and guided into a pen, and saw what we thought could be a glacier but as it was so far away we couldn’t be sure.  When we got back to the city centre we checked with the tourist information person and she confirmed it was Langjokull glacier. These photos aren’t great because it was so far away, but it gives an idea of how huge the glacial area is.

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