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Golden Circle Tour, Iceland


Route 36, On a Golden Circle Tour, Iceland

Many companies in Iceland run a lot of the same tours and lots of them work out of Reykjavik – making it easy for tourists like me to organise one. Harmony and I were up early this morning, as we had booked ourselves onto a Blue Lagoon/Golden Circle tour. As it turned out, the blue lagoon was fully booked so we couldn’t go. Instead, we just went on a “Golden Circle Classic” tour.

A shuttle bus pulled up right outside our hotel and took us to the main bus terminal. We didn’t have to wait long until we could jump on a large coach with lots of other people, as well as a tour guide. It was hard to make sense of what the tour guide said sometimes, but it was nice to have her there.

After a short drive into rural Iceland, the landscape turned almost life-less. Other than a few grassy spots, the ground was completely covered in snow… It was incredible! Looking around, you could see high mountains and dormant volcanoes. The endless, winding roads were leading us through another planet – one with photographic opportunities everywhere you looked. Even from the coach, I could get so many amazing shots. It just took a long lens and a battle with reflections on the glass.

Along Route 36, On a Golden Circle Tour, Iceland

Our first stop was Thingvellir national park. We had forty-five minutes to explore and take in the outstanding beauty. A viewing platform offered panoramic views and there were more trails to walk along. A lake added to the landscape’s beauty and a church was the cherry on top for my photos.

Thingvellir Church and National Park, Iceland

Our next stop was the incredible Gullfoss, otherwise known as the golden waterfall. It’s one of Iceland’s most amazing waterfalls, and it’s just a short drive away. It offers the perfect introduction to the rest of Iceland’s waterfalls and can be seen from a variety of angles thanks to the number of viewing areas.