Day 2 in Iceland: Golden Circle Tour

Day 2 in Iceland: Golden Circle Tour

On our second day, we did the Golden Circle Tour with Icelandic Guided Tours. I will admit that this was the hardest day of our four days in Iceland – all because it was pouring most of the day and we were soggy the entire time. It was a bit hard to stay cheerful. That being said, I loved seeing the sights and we managed to have some fun. The tour company was also fantastic: great tour guide and small tour group.

 

Here is my husband standing on two different continents! It’s a lovely fake lava floor below him…Golden Circle Tour, Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

This is the first of the waterfalls we saw. It’s much tamer and smaller than the second one!Golden Circle Tour, Iceland | Reflections of HappinessThis first waterfall was beautiful however and we all were able to walk very close to it.Golden Circle Tour, Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

Then we went to the whole point of the tour: the geyser! I managed to capture this awesome image:Golden Circle Tour, Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

The geser only goes every 5-10 minutes, and it was freezing. We almost gave up to go back into the warmth of the bus before this happened.

This is the second of the waterfalls:
Golden Circle Tour, Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

I don’t remember where this was… but you can tell how cold my husband was while on this walking portion of the tour! I image that it’s much nicer when you either have a parka or it’s not raining with wind chill.Golden Circle Tour, Iceland | Reflections of Happiness
Iceland is just so incredibly beautiful. We met some folks who were doing the whole ring road over the course of 2 weeks. They rented a car, got an itinerary from a tour company, and were going on their own all the way around. Sounds so interesting!
Golden Circle Tour, Iceland | Reflections of Happiness We returned from the tour at about 5 pm and were starving. We walked around until we found a restaurant we liked the look of called Le Bistro. I remember the meal was fine (it was okay but nothing special)… but this chocolate mousse was divine!!
Le Bistro Restaurant, Reykjavik, Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

In  all, our Golden Circle Tour day was well worth it, but I can’t wait to try it again the next time we visit… if the weather improves! The next post will cover Day 3 in Iceland: Volcanic Veins Tour.

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