This is the 2nd part of this post if you missed part 1; catch it here.

Okay, so where were we?

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Right, we were still at the Laugarvatn Fontana, where I’d made the decision to cool off by jumping into the freezing river.

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It’s a very shallow river by the way but that notwithstanding, it was still freezing so by the time I got out of it, I ran the faster I think I have in quite some time right into the sauna to warm up again.

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Eventually, it was time to head back on the road again but thorough fed, watered and relaxed, we were all energised to tackle the next item on our trip; a trip to the Golden Circle.

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Before we left, however, Viktor offered us some coffees to help us on our way which we happily obliged to.

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Visiting Laugarvatn Fontana was definitely a fantastic way to start our trip.

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Off into the car, we popped!

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Right up until we got to Geysir, to see some geysers.

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As we approached, Skrokkur (the biggest and most active geyser here) greeted us by erupting.

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Thankfully, I had my camera within easy reach and whipped it out immediately.

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Check out the Instagram post, below, to see what the geyser eruption looked like in person.

 

Fantastic slo-mo vid of the geyser eruption by Georgia! Iceland is amazing!!! #Geyser #Geysir #Strokkur #Eruption #Iceland #Icelandic

A video posted by Hand Luggage Only (@handluggageonly) on

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Having been here around the tail end of summer, I was pleasantly surprised by the contrast in the environment over winter, compared to summer.

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Everywhere looked so dramatic now all clad in snow.

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Finally, we made our way to our next stop; Gullfoss.

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You’ve probably just seen the photos I put up over a week ago in Gullfoss from our last trip to Iceland.

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Well, compare that set to these below. Looks quite a different, right?

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We could only walk so close this time however due to the pathway being close…

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… Which, was alright as there’s no way anyone could have walked there sensibly due to the thick snow.

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Finally, we left Gullfoss and made our way to the final stop of the night in Reykjavik. We’d worked up a huge appetite for dinner, drinks and most importantly some well-earned rest. 

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