Þingvellir National Park
Started the Golden Circle with a stop at Þingvellir National Park which is only 34 minutes from Reykjavik, an easy walk around scenic area. This also happens to be a place where the national assembly of Iceland was founded. Representatives from around the countries would gather and pass legislatives and laws for the whole country, not such a bad place to spend sometime to make important decisions.
Driving in Iceland is an experience on itself, I’m the kind of person who usually sleep as soon as the car moves. However this time I feel like missing out on the experience when asleep. There is so much landscape to enjoy from lava field to mountain surrounded by fog far ahead with barely any other cars around you. I love the fogs, it adds something mysterious to the landscape, it just fits all together.
Second stop is Geysir, 52 minutes drive from Þingvellir. The attraction area is close by a food court and restaurant, nice place for a lunch break. Even though, bringing your own lunch is a better option since the price is quite steep. It’s an impressive scenery, everyone gathers around waiting for an explosion of water. Sometimes a small explosion is followed by other
small ones. The best analogy of this really is a fart, when the pressure is high explosion is big. When pressure is low it will just release couple of small explosions.
Only 12 minutes from Geysir is the final attraction of Golden Circle. The waterfall stands out especially when the sun shines, the rainbows in between splashes of water would complete the remarkable view. It’s only a short walk from the parking space, 30 minutes would be a sufficient time to explore the are and enjoy the view.