Round the circle

On our final day out in the vastness of Iceland was spent enjoying the Golden Circle. This area has three of Iceland’s largest attractions. Its also close enough to Reykjavik that day tours by bus are easily doable.

The circle is comprised of Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss. Þingvellir is the original home of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament. Its one of the oldest parliaments in the world, having first convened in 930 AD. Its also a beautiful national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Geysir, is the OG of geysers, and the first geyser described in a printed source. The word geyser is derived from the Icelandic word geysir, which means “to gush.” Think Old Faithful.


Gullfoss is one of the largest waterfalls in Europe, with several staircase sections before it plunges more than 100 ft into the crevice below. Pretty stunning to see in person.

After a few additional side stops, we finally found ourselves back in Reykjavik where it all began just a few short days ago.

We found our AirBnb, and did a quick walk around the city before enjoying an excellent meal at Fiskmarkadurinn.