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The Blue Lagoon isn't a natural hot springs, and it's quite busy, but otherwise it's quite lovely there are plenty natural hot springs in the country.
I'd recommend bringing your own towel as they charge rental otherwise. I'd also recommend flip flops as naturally it's FREEZING underfoot outside the water. The snow-covered mountains are a romantic backdrop for the outdoor lagoon. They provide mud for mud masks, plus a fun waterfall to mix it up a bit personally only so much relaxing I can do in a pool of warm water.
If you don't mind paying through the nose, the café is fine, but otherwise bring your own food. You'll be hungry after that hardcore relaxation
The Golden Circle is breath-taking and I'd quite like to go back and see it at my own pace. We didn't have quite enough time at any of the stops still enough to get an idea of them, take pictures.. but.. exploration!! Gulfoss waterfall, the geysers... it truly is the land of fire and ice. Thingvellir National park never gets old, we went back the next day. You just get to drive through it on this trip it gives a taster if nothing else.
My flight was delayed by 2 hours - and to compound this the luggage carousel at Keflavik Airport broke meaning I spent over 90 minutes waiting for my bag: I assumed I'd have plenty of time to get to my hotel, check in and get ready for my evening trip before the planned pick-up. With a sense of mounting panic as time ticked by, I thought I was going to miss out on my tour. A call to the company reassured me rapidly. If I didn't make it they would transfer my booking to another day but they suggested I try to get to Reykjavik, gave me the bus driver's phone number and I was able to organise a last minute James Bond-style pick-up. I'm so glad I made it: the driver was a great tour guide- he was incredibly knowledgeable and delivered his commentary in fluent English with lots of interesting detail and wonderful wry humour. There were 3 stops: Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir and we were given good amounts of time in each, with the chance to have dinner at a restaurant at Gullfoss. The tour was obviously planned with an eye on opening/closing times of facilities which was really appreciated. As for the stops on the tour they are simply fantastic: the views at all 3 are incredible. The geysir erupts every 7-8 minutes and Gullfoss is extraordinary. There's plenty of time on the tour to get a really good look at all three sights fully. Highly recommended!
Doing what: Golden Circle Evening Trip from Reykjavik
This was a fantastic way to spend the afternoon while visiting the island of Iceland. Not only to see the Gulfoss Waterfall, but the Geysir and Thingvellir National Park all in the same day, was an exhilarating experience. I would definitely book this trip if you have only a short time in Iceland. You see an awful lot in a relatively short period of time. Our guide, John, was humorous but not over the top funny and extremely knowledgeable.
Siri Ann Lorentzen S Norway
What a wonderful day! The organization was perfect, our guide was funny and well prepared. We first had a very nice horse ride crossing small rivers and enjoying the landscape. Just one note on the ride, they could have divided the group in 2 smaller groups, one for beginners and one for advanced. While we waited for the bus at the farm, we ate a good soup and had a chat with the locals. The tour continued to Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, amazing places and nice weather. We could have had a longer break in Gullfoss. Highly recommended tour!
This was a nice and easy trip for evening. However, we took on August 20th which was the last night of the season it was being offerred. As such it was really too dark by the time we got to the Geysir (final stop). While we did get to see the geysir blow several times, it was disappointing that it was so dark and we didn't get any good pix. Thingvellir was great and Gullfoss was spectacular. If doing late summer, skip the evening trip and do during the day.
Doing what: Golden Circle Evening Trip from Reykjavik
The Gulfoss and Geysir express worked well, because we saw Thingvellir as part of our snorkelling tour. If you book the horseback riding, know that it's quite a long trek. My friend thoroughly loved it, but as an inexperienced rider I would have been much happier with just an hour's ride.
Loved the Blue Lagoon - such a unique setting, and we loved swimming around in the hot water. Gulfoss is impressive. We saw Niagara a few years ago, and it's hard to top that! And the thermal area around Geysir is fascinating. Geysir itself only erupts once or twice a day, so we weren't lucky enough to see that, but Strokkur erupts every five minutes or so, and is impressive enough by itself. The trip also takes in the Thingvellir national park and lake, and shows you the join between the European and American tectonic plates - not something you see every day! The guide gave us lots of commentary on what we saw and the history of Iceland in general, and if his English wasn't totally fluent it was still a lot better than my Icelandic or any other European language.
A lot of driving to get to just two locations used in the show, though if youre sat at the front of the bus as we were you get a fantastic view of Thingvellir National Park as youre going to them. Our guide was excellent but he didnt have much to work with. I preferred the rift that was the location of the Bloody Gate to the village that was attacked by the Wildlings.
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