The day after visiting Reykjavik, our group explored the Golden Circle, the most popular and iconic tour in the South West of the island. The Golden circle route goes to three main sites, Thingvellir National Park (limit between and European and American tectonic plates), Geysir (natural hot springs active every few minutes) and Gullfoss (one of the largest waterfalls in the country). Along the way, we can see more of Iceland typical landscapes: lakes, mountains, laval fields, lagoons and hydrothermal stations. On that day, I was the most impressed by the Thingvellir National Park site. The whole group liked it so we stayed there longer than initially planned. I personally enjoyed not only the grandeur of the site, its cute church of historical importance for the country, but mainly its nature and the colours of Autumn. There are very few trees in Iceland, but the vegetation is still rich in variety and colours, a lot of heaths, mosses and flowers, turning into many shades of red, orange, yellow, green, and crossed by clear rivers. It was such a pleasure to wander by the site, spending time observing this nature, the rock barriers on the side of the tectonic plates, capturing the moment on the camera, and even had a nice encounter with sheep of Iceland before departing to the next site.
We returned back to the capital at the end of the day, with stars in our eyes and looking forward for more the next days…
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