This is the 2nd part of this post if you missed part 1; catch it here.
Okay, so where were we?
Right, we were still at the Laugarvatn Fontana, where I’d made the decision to cool off by jumping into the freezing river.
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.
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.
Before we left, however, Viktor offered us some coffees to help us on our way which we happily obliged to.
Visiting Laugarvatn Fontana was definitely a fantastic way to start our trip.
Off into the car, we popped!
Right up until we got to Geysir, to see some geysers.
As we approached, Skrokkur (the biggest and most active geyser here) greeted us by erupting.
Thankfully, I had my camera within easy reach and whipped it out immediately.
Check out the Instagram post, below, to see what the geyser eruption looked like in person.
Having been here around the tail end of summer, I was pleasantly surprised by the contrast in the environment over winter, compared to summer.
Everywhere looked so dramatic now all clad in snow.
Finally, we made our way to our next stop; Gullfoss.
You’ve probably just seen the photos I put up over a week ago in Gullfoss from our last trip to Iceland.
Well, compare that set to these below. Looks quite a different, right?
We could only walk so close this time however due to the pathway being close…
… Which, was alright as there’s no way anyone could have walked there sensibly due to the thick snow.
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.