Completing my Bucket List

The Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour is one of the more popular tours to do in Iceland, and for a good reason too.

Booked in with Gray Line Iceland we were picked up early for our day bus tour.  There are only 5 hours of daylight in January so we made a stop at a horse ranch first where we enjoyed some coffee and waited for the sun to rise before we headed to Scalholt Church then onto the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall.


I’ve never seen anything like it before.  It was so cold  some of the waterfall had actually frozen.   We didn’t stay too long here as the wind from the falls was unbearable even with four layers of clothes on.

Our next stop was an erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area.  The Geysir went off every 4-8 minutes.  You had an hour at this stop so more than enough time to snap some great photos.  Something you have to see in your life time.


The final stop was Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian plates are separating a few centimeters a year.   A VERY long time ago you could have one stood in two continents at once, but this is no longer possible.


I’m glad we did this tour in the winter to see the frozen waterfall, and everything covered in snow, but I’m sure it would be just as good in the summer.  Gray Line Tours provided a great service, and with super comfy buses with WiFi on board you can upload your selfies during the day.


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