Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Golden Circle.

In an earlier post I wrote I would show and tell about when Hubby and I became tourists. We took part of the Golden Circle (left out Thingvellir). First we went to Gullfoss where it was raining a bit so we did not walk any nearer to it. The link I'm giving you tells and shows much better than I can about this great waterfall.

Next stop was Geysir where we stayed for quite a bit. Hubby had never bin to either place before so it was great fun showing him around. As you can see there was not much happening with old Geysir, I think he's not doing much these days. But you never know.

I don't remember the name of this geyser but it does not erupt and I think the beautiful blue color comes from the coins people let fall in it.

And here is Strokkur, my favorite. When I was a kid I was much more interested in the moments just before it erupts than in the actual eruptions. To see the huge bubble rise and fall, rise and fall again and again until it bursts and it erupts, is to me still the most fascinating thing.

And here it erupts.

Here the water is falling back down and some of it changing in to steam. There is also steam coming from the hole.

We took a walk around the area and in the mean time Strokkur erupted three times that we noticed and saw from distance. When we came back there were lots of foreign tourists waiting for the next eruption. We took a seat on a bench nearby and I had so much fun watching one couple. The man in yellow jacket is holding a camera to capture a photo of the woman in light blue jacket with the eruption in the background. It was a bit of a wait and once I noticed the woman making faces at the man and I realized she was exercising her facial muscle's.

At last she could stop smiling. Lol.

Then we headed home but on our way was this: Kerid Be sure to watch the slide show in the link, there are some great photos there.

And here I am at Kerid.

Hubby was not interested in posing for me.

And here you see what I miss most from the landscape around Reykjavik. The lava, there is no lava in the part of Iceland where I live now. I took this photo out the window of the car while driving down from Hellisheidi and the smoke in the back is from Hellisheidarvirkjun which is an Geothermal power plant. I only found out now while looking for the link that it's open for people so we will definitely go there next time.

When we arrived back to my mom's place this was parked across the street. A great bull made of wood, one iron ring and pieces of rope.

A very good day.

P.s. Found this when looking for links. Check out the recipes on the left.



  1. You've been missed, however so glad you got to visit some neat places. Love the pictures.

  2. Great pics, Sunna. A couple of them brought back memories from our brief visit to Iceland a number of years ago. I definitely remember the lava where we were the first day.