Around the Golden Circle, or How to Dodge Tour Busses. 

Today we did the typical tourist thing and hit the big three attractions: Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. However, we did it early enough to beat the tourists at the first stop. Not so much on the second ones.

First stop was Thingvellir, the site of the first democratic Althing. We walked along Amannagja canyon, otherwise known as the entrance to the Eyrie in Game of Thrones. We scuttled up to Oxararfoss ahead of the busses disgorging hordes of chattering German tourists. The wind was strong but that didn’t dismay us. Onwards!

 We saw Geysir and Strokkur next, and we’re suitably impressed with the exploding waters. We had considered stopping for coffee in the gift shop, but the place was a zoo by the time we got there. The busses had caught up.

Next was Gullfoss. Now, I’ve never seen Niagara, and Jason says Niagara was bigger, but this was damn impressive. Note: there are two paths. The upper one is MUCH dryer. Both are spectacular. And European tourists like to hog the walkway.
Our last stop was Kerid Crater. I walked into a volcano! Long dormant, with brilliant blue water.

We drove through moonscape lava fields to get home.



Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. And watch out for my upcoming historical fantasy novel, Legacy of Hunger!

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland
– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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One comment on “Around the Golden Circle, or How to Dodge Tour Busses. 
  1. Paolo says:

    Enjoy following your journey…


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