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Iceland: Golden Circle and Reykjavík again

On Friday, she boarded another coach and was taken to see Þingvellir, Strokkur and Gullfoss.

It was quite grey and cloudy that day and sometimes the snow fell.



The first stop was Þingvellir, where parliament was founded, and also where you can see cracks (due to continental drift) between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It was rather snowy.

Þingvellir

The second stop was at the Haukadalur geothermal area, where she watched Strokkur erupting a few times.

Strokkur just about to erupt:

Strokkur

The third stop was at Gulfoss, a waterfall so beautiful that she did not want to stop looking at it:

Gullfoss Waterfall

In front of her on the coach sat a group of women who had accents similar to Jo Brand, and they were very cynical about all the sights and claimed they'd much prefer to be having a massage or drinking cocktails. The girl with only one glove found them amusing.

The tour guide told them about how roads were built without consulting the hidden people who lived there, and many accidents happened, but after they were consulted and made an agreement with, all was fine. She said that there are hidden people in England also. (Are there?)

Later that afternoon, she walked around Reykjavík again. She watched birds on the pond (Tjörnin), and stared at the monument to civil disobedience, but mostly just wandered around.

She was so distracted by the sights that she walked into a lamp-post.

She made some new friends:

My new friend

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I want to visit Iceland again now also. :) I really enjoyed visiting it.

Icelandic is a fascinating language. I only did a 10 week class, about a year ago now, so revised my notes before I went! But I didn't really need it much, as mostly people spoke English.

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