Sights From Iceland
By Amy Lor
I had a short stop-over in Iceland in September and decided to take advantage of a day tour to see the highlights of Reykjavik. I took a shuttle from the airport down to the local bus station to meet my tour guide and spent the next 12 hours on an amazing adventure.
A stop at the Golden Circle was a must as the waterfalls and landscapes were breathtaking. The tour consisted of a visit to Gullfoss Waterfalls and the Kerid Volcanic Crater. The colors in Iceland is just magical, you would need to see it in person to truly appreciate its majestic beauty. After the long hours of exploring the natural wonders of Reykjavik, I made a stop at the world famous Blue Lagoon and took a dip in the hot springs surrounded by clouds and mountains. After a few hours of relaxation, I took a cab to the airport for my next adventure.
Iceland is a beautiful country with its landscape of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. I was not able to see as much as I wanted but I plan to come back for a longer stay to enjoy and explore the wonders that are here.
Gullfoss Waterfall/Golden Circle:
The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route in southern Iceland, covering about 300 kilometres looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. It is the area that contains most tours and travel-related activities in Iceland.
Kerid Volcanic Crater is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland, along the Golden Circle.
The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.