Iceland Journals

Iceland Excursions

An April 2013 trip to Iceland by fizzytom

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Quote: A collection of writings from visits to some of Iceland's most amazing sights

Blue Lagoon (Geothermal Spa)

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Attraction | "Feeling Blue? Not at this lagoon"

Blue Lagoon (Geothermal Spa) Photo, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Visiting the Blue Lagoon was number one among the places I wanted to visit in Iceland. I love the idea of swimming outdoors, in piping hot water on a cold day and I wasn't disappointed. Though it was the very end of April a few flakes began to fall as we got off the coach and by the time we got into the water, it was snowing moderately. The Blue Lagoon is a manmade outdoor pool (with adjoining indoor spa centre) that is filled with warm water which comes from the nearby geothermal power plant at Svartsengi. What is so good about the place is that the facilities are modern while the pool looks entirely natural, surrounded by black volcanic rocks, a backdrop which makes the water look even m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 15, 2013

Blue Lagoon (Geothermal Spa)
Grindavik lava field, Reykjanes Peninsula
Reykjavik, Iceland

Strokkur

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Attraction | "Strokkur Erupts"

Strokkur Photo, Reykjavik, Iceland
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An excursion to see, or one that includes, the geothermal area of Iceland known as Haukadulur is one of the most popular sightseeing activities in Iceland. This is always included in the ‘Golden Circle’ trip but you may be able to go directly to see the hot springs on some trips if you have less time. The site is approximately ninety minutes from the capital, Reykjavik. This is the location of Geysir, the one that all other such bubbling, explosive springs are named after Geysir seldom erupts these days and Strokkur is the only one that can be guaranteed to erupt. All over this small area there are little plumes of steam and tiny pools of spluttering mud here which denote it as an area of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 25, 2013

Strokkur
South-East Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

Golden Falls (Gullfoss)

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Attraction | "Gullfoss - Breathtaking Icelandic Waterfalls"

Golden Falls (Gullfoss) Photo, Iceland, Europe
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Gullfoss - or the Golden Falls - is one of the highlights of the popular 'Golden Ring' tour offered by many of the tour companies operating in Iceland though you can arrange to visit only Gullofss if you wish. You could go by private car but public transport is not really feasible so every day coaches turn up at the purpose built visitor centre, an eco-friendly building designed to have as little impact as possible on the environment. There's a very decent restaurant/cafe, a well stocked gift store and some very clean toilets.When visiting Gullfoss (or anywhere in Iceland) warm, wind and waterproof clothing is a must. Gullfoss is a high and exposed site and therefore at the mercy of the e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 24, 2013

Golden Falls (Gullfoss)
White River
Geysir