2018 Laugarvatn to Reykjavik

And here we are on our last day in Iceland!  We were finishing up the last part of what is known as the Golden Circle before heading back to Reykjavik.  PS in case you were wondering (as I was) Vik (as in the town of or as in Reykjavik) means bay.

The first stop was Kerid, a volcanic crater.  It is approximately 3,000 years old!  Wow, that would be a lot of candles on a birthday cake!  There was a small entrance fee and they only took cash.  We walked around the top part, gazing down into the lake.  And then walked around the bottom part, still gazing into the lake.  I really liked the contrast of the red rocks/gravel with the blue of the water.

Our next stop was Thingvellir, a national park.  Here you can “see” the North American & Eurasian tectonic plates.  I like to think of it as being on two continents at the SAME TIME!  This was also the site of the Icelandic Parliament when it was formed in 930 AD.  It is the oldest running parliament in the world!

We then made our way back Reykjavik for a late lunch (one last hot dog!!).

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And then it was time to head to our home for the night, a guesthouse about 15 minutes outside of Reykjavik.  We made one last trip to the local pool, including the sauna.  And had dinner at a cafe near the pool.  It was SO delicious!  I couldn’t resist the pizza!!!

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Back to the guesthouse we went, and packed up for our flights the next morning.

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