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Iceland - Day 17

Hveragerði.

semi-overcast 50 °F
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Description

Robin drove.
Spent morning walking through Pingvellir National Park and reading the historical placards.
Moved onto Geysir. Hiked short distance in tenni-runners. Caught eruption on iPhone video.
Stopped to see the multi-stepped Gullfoss waterfall.
Concluded the day’s outings with a very nice soak in the Secret Lagoon in Fludir.

Lodging

Varmi Guesthouse Apartments & rooms
Varmahlíd 15, 810 Hveragerði, Iceland
Phone: +354 846 7778

Details

We drove to Pingvellir National Park and spent the morning hiking around. This park has great historical significance to Icelanders. It is the site of the the first government which was a representative democracy created in 900 AD. It’s also the site where Iceland became a republic in 1944. We saw the “Law Rock” where these things occurred. The park is also very interesting from a geological perspective because the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates come together there. We walked through the rift between the plates. After Pingvellir we went to Geysir which was the mother of all geysirs. We took a walk up to viewpoint and Kevin captured a good video of an eruption. Then we went to see Gullfoss, a huge waterfall. Finally after all that hiking we took a good soak at the Secret Lagoon thermal pool. That was fantastic!

Video

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Posted by kjbruno 14:45 Archived in Iceland

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