This mornings tour starts off by visiting a small waterfall called Ægissíðufoss near our hotel.

Our next falls of the day was Gullfoss. While not the tallest waterfall, it was sprawling and seemed massive.

Having seen all the waterfalls on the itinerary, it was now time to mix it up. We went to see a Geysir. Strokkur Geysir is Iceland’s most active Geysir. It erupts every 7-8 minutes, sending boiling water 60 feet into the air.

People can stand pretty close to it. Ivar warned us to keep an eye on the wind direction to stay safe. It wasn’t very windy, but we must have chose our location poorly.

Luckily the water that rained down on us was only warm as it cools rapidly falling from such a distance. After we composed ourselves, we went to visit the prettiest river we have ever seen, Brúarfoss.

It was lunch time, so we went to Hlöðuloftið restaurant. It is a walk-in concept that offers farm to table dining, which means that they produce their own dairy products and meat and get vegetables from the surrounding farms. I did feel a little bad eating a burger while the cows are eating hay right below us. Just kidding, it was delicious.

After lunch we toured the Highlands. It was a very pretty landscape. We visited the cave people’s house, where less than 100 years ago people actually lived here.

We then went to Thingvellir National Park. This park is located in a rift valley caused by the separation of two tectonic plates. It is the only place in the world where you can stand between two continental plates, Eurasian and North America. There is a waterfall here as well as crystal clear water where you can snorkel or scuba dive. There is a wishing well where you can see the coin fall all the way to the bottom.

After we made our wishes, we went to a Volcanic crater with a lake in it called Kerid Crater. The weather was starting to turn back to rain which was good for us as the area wasn’t crowded. I got some great pics.

Last up was a pit stop for ice cream in the town Selfoss. Selfoss is a neat little town with colorful houses. Ivar said the town found historic houses and moved them into the town to create the shopping area. There are new apartment buildings being constructed in the area as well.