This is the 2nd part of this post, if you missed part 1 – catch it here! The photos were waaay too many to fit into one post hence why it is split across two posts!

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…

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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 (full description is available on wikipedia).

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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 tip!

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Check out the new snow boots we all got below. 🙂 Chris got his in advance by Lloyd, Georgia and I bought ours within a few hours of being in Iceland. They are one of the most essential items you need when you visit Iceland. Mine are these ones – Georgia got the ladies one (similar one to mine for ladies are available here).

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Off into the car we popped, right up until we got to Geysir, to see some geysers! 🙂

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As we approached, Skrokkur (the biggesr and most active geyser here) greeted us by erupting. Thankfully, I had my camera within easy reach and whipped it out immediately!

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Check out the instagram video below to see what the geyser eruption looked like in person –

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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. Everywhere looked so dramatic now all clad in snow…

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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 different right?

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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!

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Finally, we left Gullfoss and made our way to the final stop of the night – Reykjavik, for dinner, drinks and most importantly, our beds for the night! 🙂

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