Golden Circle

We arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland from the airport around 8 in the morning (our first destination), which turned out to be just a bit too late to meet up with our host. We were running on little sleep and worried about what to do with our bags. As we were deciding what to do, we encountered our first experience with the kindness of travelers. A man came up to us as we were discussing our gameplan. He had just surfed with the same host. He offered to give us a ride to city center – what a nice gesture! We learned that he and his travel buddy were from Philadelphia and exploring Iceland for three days. They sent us off with some recommendations. We chose to do a bus tour of the Golden Circle. As it turns out, we were able to leave our bags in the excursion company’s luggage room and spend a few hours touring the city. At the end of the tour, we were dropped off at a hotel directly across the street from our host. If you ever get the chance to come visit Iceland you should take the time to make the ~270km trek… What a beautiful place! Check out more photos of the tour on our Flickr page. The rift between the North American & Eurasian tectonic plates near Thingvellir National Park: 20120511-182428.jpg

Gullfoss (Golden Falls) on the Hvita river: 20120511-183029.jpg The Great Gesir: 20120511-183454.jpg 20120511-183907.jpg

  • aaronogan


  • Very cool!

  • What wonders of nature!
    I’ve read some about it and love seeing it through your experience, thank you for sharing!

  • Lenars, THIS is a fantastic photo. Enlarge it to 20x the size and hang in your office… wait, you’re never having an office again!
    Love, Lorka

  • Lena,
    This picture makes me miss you even more around the office! Everything you are seeing AND eating makes me extremely jealous! I hope that you and Aaron are having a fun and safe trip! Your blog is looking fabulous 🙂

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