Day 2: The Golden Triangle
Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss Falls – Seljalandsfoss Falls – Skogafoss Falls


We devoted the first half of the second day to the "Golden Triangle".
Naturally, we found the view on the way to our first stop Thingvellir impressive. The landscape is a combination of green and black scenery. We enjoyed a few other stops along the way - at a viewpoint over Lake Pingvallavatn, another at the active geysers in Geysir (where geysers get their name from) and at the powerful Gullfoss Falls.
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We continued to the town of Selfoss where we bought an Icelandic SIM card and exchanged money at the bank.  Then we settled down at Gesthus Selfoss – wooden huts with private on-suite toilets and showers. The owners are very obliging and the place is lovely.
After freshening up, we took Route1 towards Seljalandsfoss. There is close access to the waterfall, so wear a raincoat to keep dry. We carried on from there on Route 1 to the 60 meters-high Skogafoss Falls. There is also a museum there called Skogar with exhibitions on Viking culture including items from Viking daily life, farmhouses and more, but we arrived after opening hours.
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