This is one of the most popular day trips for the almost two million tourists that will visit Iceland in 2017. Thankfully today my group was boutique – 4 youngsters and one geriatric. There were two Americans and the young woman from Australia came from Coolaman! Why the exclamation mark? Coolaman is a village less than 40 km ftom Temora!
The triangle visits a geyser field- interesting but New Zealand does it better – a breathtaking waterfall (pictured) named the Golden Falls and finally a national park.
The last photo is a panorama in the National Park and is the site of the original Viking parliament- our guide assured us Iceland has the oldest parliament system. The panorama shows an immense lava field where the two continental plates meet and are migrating apart by 2cm a year! So rest assured it’s quite safe to picnic on the laval mossy fields without fear of falling into the abyss.
For those of you interested, my luggage arrived after a detour to Copenhagen!
Today I start the Backroads Iceland Multisport tour. The weather forecast seems optimistic.